Monday, March 29, 2010

Rainy Monday

Welcome to the first posting on our blog! I am excited to have finally figured this out!

So many new things here on the farm! This winter was snowy and we are glad it is behind us. It used to be perfect back in the suburban days when I could watch the snow and other than letting the dogs out, stay in the warm house and enjoy. It is totally a different thing here as we had to shovel snow, schlep water and feed a lot of 2 and four legged ones. The four legged ones are a load of miniNubian goats, two potbelly pigs and a horse who thinks he is a puppy. The two legged ones are lots of chickens, four turkeys and 4 guinea hens.

The first new thing is we had a nice article written about us in Grid Philly magazine. I am so excited about that! Our first magazine article! Just when my head swells a bit bigger, I go out and shovel some manure and that keeps me humble! Here is the link if you want to read it!

More news! We now have some lovely Finnsheep. We brought home 3 cute bred ewes last Thursday. Firefly, Katara and Rosita, three gorgeous girls! My friend, Kim brought her pony sized trailer over and off we went! It decided that I needed to ride in the trailer with the sheep on the return trip. Well, that is one more thing to cross off my 'bucket list'!! I rode home with Firefly's butt in my face and it was a little bumpy but other than that we all made it home in one piece! The wooly girls are settling in nicely and getting used to their new humans.

Big news! On May 15th, we will be hosting the first and hopefully, annual Spotted Hill FarmFest! This will be a fun day and will be a combo of a farmers market and a craft show. There will be educational displays and all the animals to meet and see. Hours are 10 - 4. It will be a very exciting day and fun for everyone! Oh, and did I mention pony rides for the kids? Yes, we will have pony rides. And kids (baby goats) and lambs!

A rainy day, good for getting inside work done. Even the goats feel that way!