Livestock

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Shown, Unshown – February 2017

Shown, Unshown – February 2017

Shown Our newest member of the family has officially been named! Though it took us a full two weeks, calling out for suggestions, and so much discussion, we finally settled on the name Arco.  His full, official name is Arcoiris, meaning rainbow.  He's falling in nicely with everyone except Mr. who still isn't quite sure how he feels about having another boy…
Great Pyrenees Puppy

Great Pyrenees Puppy

Kim and I have talked, at length, about getting another Great Pyrenees puppy. Really, since before we even brought Akuna onto the farm, having two Great Pyrenees LGDs has always been part of the conversation. In the whirlwind that has been our lives over the past two years, though, it never seemed like the "right time" to bring another dog…
Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown I do believe Mama is officially pregnant!  How do I know without a blood test or an ultrasound? She's asking for love and letting me pet her again, with a passion :-)  She is usually very aloof, but we learned last year that this changes dramatically when she's pregnant. So, YAY! (Pretty sure Lucy & Ethel are pregnant, too,…
Breeding Season

Breeding Season

Breeding Season appears to have actually been made up of just a few short Breeding Days. . .at least for Mama and Lucy. . . Since Ricky's arrival, our three ladies have been in such a tizzy! Though in heat right before he got here, they all swiftly went back into heat and all had their peaks within days of…
Blue Eyed Buck

Blue Eyed Buck

So. . . This happened yesterday: Kim and I have talked at length about our next steps with this little herd of ours and the answer is that we have no definitive answer yet. We know we love keeping our three ladies. We know Mama is a pain in the ass on the stand. (We are still hopeful that will…
Milking Mama

Milking Mama

Mama Mello is a pain in the ass on the milking stand. I don't mean a little persnickety, or tough to get up on the stand, I mean kicking, screaming, falling down on purpose, ridiculousness. If my Homesteading Dreams weren't so tightly wrapped up in her I might give up entirely... But damn, her milk is good! Let me back…
Fluffy Beast

Fluffy Beast

This girl, man...I love her to death and she drives me a bit batty on an almost daily basis. Her intuition is strong and vibrant and therein lies the rub ;-) There are nights when I feel like a crazy person because she barks and barks and I can't figure out what the heck she is barking at, though I know…