Maybe you didn't ask but I'm going to tell you anyway since I have your attention. Well, we got our new camera so I'll post a few pictures just for fun. I'm not sure if I like it as well as our other one yet. I don't think the pictures look any better. Maybe it's the person behind the camera.
Shiloh is really growing. I was comparing photos from our old camera to our new ones and came upon some of him as a newborn and I realized how much he's changed. I really don't see it on a day-to-day basis. Here he is today next to his mom. He's still just as fuzzy and adorable as ever. The goats are used to the donkeys now and don't run from them like they used to. It's fun watching them interact.
I'm pretty sure all my girl goats are bred now except Polly, who I won't breed till January. This means things have settled down in the boy's pen, thank goodness. Even tiny little Daisy is probably bred and will be the first to kid in late January. I'll be praying for a very tiny, healthy baby and an easy delivery since Daisy is so young. This was not a planned pregnancy. She's so small she can still walk through the cattle panels so there was no way to keep her from the boys. Every day it's getting to be a tighter and tighter squeeze for her but she can still do it. She spends much of her day outside the fence and browsing in our yard.
I'm just now getting back to this blog entry. I started it last night, continued it this morning and now at 6:30 PM am just getting back to it. It's been a great day. A friend of mine invited me to join a turkey/rooster processing get-together 3 miles from our house. I hadn't met the woman who raises the chickens and turkeys but have met her husband because he owns the sawmill I got my barn lumber from. I was so impressed with her and her children (in their 20's) and their whole setup. She's a builder, gardener, food preserver and a real do-it-yourselfer. She builds and sells really nice chicken coops and raises all kinds of poultry. It must be nice to have your own sawmill and lumber. They were a close-knit family and seemed to have great fun together. We probably processed 6 turkeys and 6 chickens. Even the grandmother and grandchildren participated. I got a tour of their root cellar and learned a few things too - a completely enjoyable afternoon.
I just got called for dinner. Adam and the same 3 friends are cooking dinner again, venison burgers, vegetables on the grill and a cherry pie. It made me laugh to be called for dinner. Usually I'm the one who does that.