Monday, October 20, 2014

We worked this afternoon on dividing the barn into 1/2 for the goats and 1/2 for the horses. The mud around this place has been so relentless, it is time to transition the does to mostly being up through the rest of fall and winter with just turn out when it is dry. Their feet just cannot take this wet mess anymore. This is great as it keep the does away from the horses, and we put their own round bale out for them to have 24/7 - no fighting the herds OUTSIDE the barn for it.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington