Friday, December 26, 2008

Dec 26

I made Mike and I a big pot of tasty soup today - chocked full of veggies, a little meat, with a rich tomato, garlic, shallots, onion thing going on.

When we have the boys and girls out together, Mike keeps Dud on a leash so he doesn't breed the girls, we have Nougat mating Clara and June. A year from now, SweetPea and Dud will be boyfriend and girlfriend. Out in the yard today, SweetPea kept trying to ram Dud in the butt. Funny entertainment.

SweetPea and her goat mama, June. I'm her human mama. Yesterday, I layed a blanket in the backyard and thought she might lay down beside me. She pounced all over me, raring up, kicking up, I'm lucky I don't have any broken ribs. She likes to treat me like a trampoline. Mike tells people if anything ever happened to SweetPea, he reckoned he'd have to bury me too. I'm absolutely in love that little goat. She's three months old now and I got her, (and her mama, and her grandma) when she was just two weeks old.

Nougat kept massaging his head on the chair, maybe he had a headache.

June and SweetPea

Franklin, June and Punkin

Franklin, Bourbon Red tom, just a pet. He has two hens plus he had two daughters to hatch late this summer. Turkey eggs at the Farmers Market have gotten very popular for us so we're thrilled we'll have two more hens. Our turkey girls have been excellent layers.

one daughter

second daughter

Look at Nougat's lips, and Clara


Deb said...

I just love seeing photos of your animals - that Sweet Pea is a cutie for sure :)

Your soup looks yummy - I'll be right over for a bowl!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I had a little giggle at your husband's remark that he guessed he would have to bury you too!

I think you are going to have a stream of people show up at your front door. That soup looks tempting to me as well. :)

Amy said...

I'm in love with that Sweet Pea too. With a face like that she's easy to fall for! How funny that she pestered her future boyfriend. I wish you were closer. I need to rent a few goats to clean the vines out of the windbreak this year!

Christy said...

Those goats are just to adorable! I really am dying to get some of my own. The soup looked good too.

Mom L said...

Your soup looks really yummy, but SweetPea is absolutely adorable. She's like any other young girl - already interested in boys but doesn't want to admit it! Nancy (Diane's Mom)

KATE EVANS said...

You have yourselves a little slice of heaven there, even if Santa didn't bring you that farm!


Wrensong Farm said...

Your soup looks perfect for a chilly day!

Well, Nougat may have a headache but at least he doesn't have a hiney-ache like Dud! :) SweetPea is a cutie!

Crazy Chicken Lady said...

I'm in love with your goats! They are sweeties. The soup looks delicious. Soup is one thing that I love that I don't cook as much as I should. What's the recipe?

The Bourbon red turkeys are beautiful. Do you sell the hatching eggs or do people just buy them to use for baking?

Juri said...

It is always so refreshing and reasurring to see that there are others out there that love their goats as much as I love mine and coming to your blog definitely reminds me of that fact!!! SweetPea is adorable, really! I have never tasted a turkey egg. Do you use them the same as chicken eggs...just scramble them up? Are they similar in taste?


Anonymous said...

What do you feed your turkeys? I cannot get my hands on a layer ration, and I've read some people use gamebird starter and others use supplimented chicken feed. Just wondering what you give yours, since you mentioned they are such good layers.