Whew! What a last few weeks! We have been soooo busy around here at the farm. Many decisions have been made on the direction of which we wanted to take this farm. Now, we just have to work at getting there. So many decisions, I don't even know which one to tell you first.
First off, I'm quitting my job in just a few weeks.(yea!) We decided that I could save us more money by staying home. It will be the best thing for us. More home cooked meals, animals getting more attention, and things actually getting done around the house.
Next, we have decided to go deeper into the goat business. Meat and dairy goats are what we are going to have. We want to specialize in Tennessee Myotonics. (Fainting Goats) We just love them! Very hardy little buggers. We've actually just had our first pair of twins. I have some really cute pictures. I just can't find my camera. hehehe. I post them as soon as I find it. We had a buckling and a doeling. I think that's a good start. Sell one and keep one. We have a good friend who is helping us get our farm up and going. She makes her living off of her goats so she knows what she is talking about. It's good to have someone like that in your corner.
Another thing that we have decided is to work harder on being more self sufficient. As you all already know, the world is suppose to come to an end this year. (insert giggle here.) But then we got to thinking. Wouldn't the Dec. 21, 2012 date be a good date to work towards being self sufficient? If something drastic DOES happen then,(insert another giggle) then we will be ready for it. If not, we will still have met our goals to become self sufficient. Win, win situation. We are going to can more things instead of freezing them. Our freezer is full right now. It would be a shame to lose it all if the electric would go out.
Speaking of electric, we need to be as electric free as possible. Turning off the t.v. (my addiction). Drying more clothes on the line. Using oil lamps instead of all the lights. (stocking up on the oil for the lamps. Then learning how to make it myself or the equivalent.)
So as you can see, many things are changing around the farm. Sure, we have kicked the ideas around and around. But, this time these are stead fast goals.
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, on a mission.
P.S. We still haven't decided on a name for the puppy. Now, we are trying to come up with a name for the farm too! I am the worst namer ever!