Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Addition

Yes, I know. It's been a while since I posted on here. Very,very, busy!!!!I'm trying to get my ducks in a row so that I can quit my job. Now,if I had any ducks, it would be easier. lol. I haven't actually told anyone at work that I am quiting. That scares me to death! Hard telling what will happen. I don't know if it will be a good experiance or a bad one. Oh well, it's going to be done. Hopefully soon.

But anyway, enough about that. He and Hubby were out driving around the other day. (That's what we do for a date. Although if gas keeps going up, that might have to quit too.) This is something that we saw. This is a firebrick furnace. You can find these all over this part of the country. Although you can't tell it in this picture, this thing is over 30 feet tall. It is GIGANTIC!!!!! I'm not sure how they used them, but I'm going to check into it. You can go walking out in the woods and come upon one of these things. They are everywhere and they are amazing.

Although we have been saving out money, I couldn't resist this. Meet the new member of our family. This is Hannah

She is a nubian. Which of course equals MILK!!!!!!She is already milking! And, of course, we are already drinking it! YUMMMMMMM!!!!! She is the sweetest thing in the world. She will lay her head on you and just look up into your eyes like she is in love. I know she is a little small for a nubian, but, I just love her.

She come from a farm that I found around here. This lady has over 140 goats! Could you imagine? 140! They all are just as sweet as Hannah. Her farm is set up just wonderfully. I wished I had gotten pictures of all of her little barns and pens. It was so organized. 

I did get a picture of these little fellers though. The one furthest away is Hannah's little buckling. He wanted to climb all over me whenever we sat down. I could have played with thoses babies forever!!!! When I was talking about finding something that I really wanted to do to bring in money. Well, I think I found it. I'm not going to get rich, but with things like these to play with, who cares?

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, goat lover.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new family member!! Hannah is quite cute!! I've never had raw goats milk, guess it's pretty good from what you say!...debbie

Melissa E said...

Aww so cute! Beautiful little Hannah! I just went to my friend's dairy goat farm yesterday and she has 13 babies now and probably 40 on the way! The preemie bottle babies are like puppies following us around! Nothing cuter than a baby goat! Glad to hear you are in the process of quitting your job! You can do it!

Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Hannah's adorable, I wouldn't be able to resist her either! And thanks for sharing the photo of the furnace, I've never seen anything like that, being from CA. Was it part of a house at one point in time?

Ruta said...

Hannah looks like such a sweet girl...congrats on the new addition!

small farm girl said...

Debbie, goat milk taste a lot like the milk you get at the store. But the trick is to cool it down really fast so it doesn't get a goaty taste.

Melissa E, who can resist the babies? lol

TWD, the furnaces aren't part of a house or anything. They stand alone. They are like a big oven.

Ruta, Hannah IS a sweety. lol

SweetLand Farm said...

Aaaawwww, too cute! Congrats on the new addition! Goat milk is good and makes great soap and cheese! Love soft goat cheese and crackers!!
And the kids! Just wanna bring 'em home, one of my kiddos really wants a goat... but a girl one she says!

Sarah said...

now that was just cruel of you! Here I've been sitting around day dreaming of goats, and you go post those pictures

Kelle at The Never Done Farm said...

Hannah is beautiful! I'm really beginning to like our Nannies and kids. They are very entertaining and Angel is loving, Cinnamon on the otherhand is sort of shy, but likes attension. :o)

Enjoy your milk! I tried ours yesterday and being a person who isn't a big fan of drinking milk( I like cheeses and yogurt and icecream) I found it quite good.
Mike said he wouldn't drink it but now says he's willing to try it on homemade granola cereal *wink*

Enjoy your new project :o)

Denise said...

That furnace actually reminds me of the story my granny told me. Her mother had a beehive oven that my great grandpa made for her and she would make bread once a week for the boarders they had. If it is anything like other ovens I have seen you make the fire and push towards the back of the oven and then you put whatever you are baking in the middle or front depending on how done you want it. The middle is hotter and the front is cooler. Maybe you should take a picnic near one and try it out, careful of any birds nests though LOL.

V.L. Locey said...

Hannah is a fine looking nubian SFG! I can`t wait for our kids to get weaned and finally have fresh milk to drink! That store stuff just don`t cut it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new addition!
I am sure we'll be reading funny goat stories in the future, yes?

Anonymous said...

Your fireplace looks more like a "Lime Kiln" where early farmers and settlers produced lime and or charcoal. Look up "lime kiln."

thecrazysheeplady said...

Did you know that goat milk is considered a "universal milk" and you can feed it to just about anything. I use it for bottle lambs when I can get it. Good stuff!

Sarawolf said...

We always loved our nubians when we had them, loving creatures for sure.
Good luck with all in your life.