Friday, October 31, 2008

1 Already!

I can't believe it myself. Anneli had her first birthday on Monday. We didn't do anything too fancy, we will be celebrating this Sunday with a costume party. Anneli is going to be her favorite animal which is a duck.
Fall is in full swing, I couldn't get enough of the sunshine, but I woke this morning to our drizzly gray weather that is very typical of Oregon. So today I sit with my cup of tea in hand.
Anneli picked out her pumpkin out of my mom's little patch in her garden. Hunter snapped a few pictures of her which turned out super cute.

Friday, October 17, 2008

goaty goat

This is Ladybug, I have to say the name doesn't fit her well. This isn't a very good picture. Hunter sold my camera and I have been using this little snap and shoot that doesn't take very good pictures. He sold it promising a new and improved model......I'm still waiting..ha ..oh well. On a more positive note she is getting a little easier to work with, that or she's training me...who knows. As for everyone waiting for milk we should be up and running next week.

Monday, October 13, 2008

october already!

Well the seasons have changed, and the fall weather has brought some cold mornings. Poor little Anneli can barely move her arms when I've finished dressing her for bed. It has been a little while since I last posted on this blog, my apologies. Well whats new...... A few weeks ago we added 2 dairy goats to our little farm. It's been keeping us pretty busy. The morning and evening milking times, or should i say wrestling matches have proven the most challenging. I have a stubborn goat, you think it would be easy, all she would have to do is stand still and it would only take half as long. But no...she'll kick over the bucket or step in it. So the wrestling match begins, I dodge her stomping feet as she leans her weight into me to get me off her milking stand, I push her back, she gets mad and kicks up her feet, the milk bucket goes flying and here i am covered in milk shedding a few frustrated tears. If she had a little more meat on her I would have already sent her to the butcher. So much for my dairy business.