Thursday, April 15, 2010

Belanger, Creasy Greens, Decals

See the small guinea egg there?

I got a letter from J. D. Belanger today.

I didn't know I was supposed to have a photo in his book and he sent me a free signed copy.

Sheared Clara walking among the Creasy Greens.

Creasy greens are an old favorite which are as easy to grow as spinach indoors or out, but is more cold tolerant than spinach. Produces rosettes of glossy, green leaves. These slow-bolting greens are popular in the South, and unprotected plants last all winter even in sub-freezing temperatures. Very easy to grow, even on clay soils. A highly nutritious green available 3 seasons of the year. Has 3 times the amount of vitamin C as oranges, and twice the amount of vitamin A as broccoli. Makes a nice topping for salads and can be used in quiche.

Decals on Mike's truck,

and the Goat Mote got decals.

Pregnant June scratching her back on the fence railing, and the red boys, Beaux (polled) and Bordy (disbudded).

Red Cali has been sheared.

Bordy and Grits

Cubby and TootleLu playing. In background, Clarence and Pixie playing.

Waiting to fed.

Bourbon Red Sally is sitting on ONE turkey egg.

June and SweetPea. All the goat's hair is in the compost bin.

June isn't due until the end of June.

Have a good one


ME said...

Love the those sweet adorable.

Melodie said...

I am sure all the goats feel better without that itchy,shedding winter coat!

DebH said...

love your photos!! I wish it were warmer here and I could shear also. It drops to 40 and sometimes a little lower at night still. I gave my little fat girl Pearl a rub down tonite and scratched and scratched the underfur all over the place. She was just in a trance with all the scratchin...she loved it!! Your babies are growing like weeds!! I think you could just stand and watch them add the size in a matter of minutes...boy they grow fast!!

Louise said...

Are goats hard to shear? I imagine whoever does the shearing ends up covered in hair.

Those babies continue to be as cute as ever.

Tammy said...

Sorry to hear about the picture mixup. That would be a dissapointment for sure. Looking at the picture of June, I can't believe she isn't due until the end of June! My goodness, she is already huge, bless her heart.:-) You have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

June, as they say, is busting out all over! Wow.. that's some tummy on her.

The Blue Ridge Gal

thecrazysheeplady said...

Can you post a close up picture of the greens? I think we have that here and thought it was just a useless weed...

Teesa said...

Wow! That's sad your picture didn't make it, but at least your name is in there anyway.

Seeing all those eggs, especially the light blue ones, reminds me how much we miss you!

Chicken Boys said...

Those reds are adorable. Like that last chicken pic. Is that a young rooster or a hen? Not much of a comb there.

AJ-OAKS said...

So, Franklin is going to be a poppa huh?
Looks like you have been very busy with the Goat Mote, decaling, etc.
How very, very cool about the book. And what a nice letter.
Okay, how in the world do you get anything done when you have that much cuteness around you? :)

Anonymous said...

It's great!!..........................................

John Gray said... female turkeys are laying just not sitting!!!!
any advice

lovely photos!!!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

June's going to have triplets :)

The decals are great! Ad all the shaved goats are looking so pretty. And the kids are gowing so fast. wow!
We still have temps down into tghe 30's at night so we'll not be doing any clipping or shearing for a while still.
Weird about the mix-up, but you got a great book in the deal :)


ps That last picture is stunning!

Mary Humphrey said...

Love the decals. I am considering some myself.

June - my goodness! She is going to pop.

Everyone looks good in their sheared "do's."