Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane, Irene, recliner, nestbox, goats

We've been watching the Irene updates today. Although we're in North Carolina, we're within walking distance to Tennessee, up in the Appalachian Mountains. Overcast and cool up here today.

This morning, we bought a $10 recliner at a Yard Sale, in fact, I'm sitting in it as I write this. You see in the photo background what we did with my old recliner.

The 12-hole nestbox set us back $50 from a Collectibles-and-Antique store in Trade, TN but the Pyreenes keep stealing the eggs from our chicken coop, so I'll try this. I filled each hole with pine shavings.

No photo's, but we went to the Zionville Farmer's Market this morning. We bought some heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, corn ad baked goods from Irene.

GingerBreadGirl, in the lower left, is due to freshen on Sept 17th.

Cassie is a Tulip 2010 daughter, and Holly and MariGold are 2011 daughters. Upitty is over at Donna's getting weaned from Tulip, then he'll come back to live with the bucklings, Moose and Merlot.

MariGold is loaded with personality, and a real lap goat. If I stop stroking her, she's pawing at my arm, that she wants more.
Carol and Duane [Kids Corral] are in town at a conference, and we're gonna meet 'em in Blowing Rock for dinner.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday - making the rounds

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

Mike and I arrive at Sprucey Lane Farm this morning with their two new bucks, and here is the welcoming committee - Donna, Kaitlin, Ben and Maggie.

We always like to visit with Pansy, Gabbi, and O'Pea too (all formerly of BooneDocksWilcox).

After eating at The Tributary in Mountain City, our usual Saturday lunch spot, we went to a new Farmer's Market in Zionsville.

IreneRene sells her baked goods, and she has two of our wethers - Clarence and Grits. I'm hoping Donna starts selling her knitted items.

Sunday, August 14, 2011