Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bits From The Garden

Amongst many other things I have been busy with lately, I have been making garden signs. My mom wanted me to make a sign for the Stinging Nettle, and that's what started it.

A few garden tips:
This one I learned from my friend Tina. Put a green garden stake in the ground, and pop a pretty vase from the dollar store over it. It will roll as you drag your hose along it, and save your plants from getting run over by the hose.

Ugly tree in the middle of the garden? Let some morning glories cover it up.

 I got tired of watering my pots of plants. They dry out too fast. So I put the plants in the ground, and this is what I did with the pots. Oh I forgot, those are rusted out chicken waterers I used for pots. No need to water these flowers.

It's nice to keep a knife in the garden for picking the greens and herbs. A little terra cotta pot full of marbles holds one quite nicely.


Saturday, May 12, 2012


Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. Genesis 8:17

Kidding started on Wednesday with Jubilee having twin does. She is an excellent mother.
In case your wondering why she has a PVC pipe taped to her head, it is to prevent her from getting her head stuck in the fence.

I did a pasture check just in time to find Joy had just given birth to a little doe. Just in the nick of time, kid number two was breech. She needed a little assistance.

Looking for the snack bar while mommy cleans.

Cleaning up her little buck.

Now thats where it is.

Thursday morning I awoke to another suprise. Jetta had twins: a buck and a doe.
Boy is she protective of her babies! If only some women had the instincts this goat has.

Two peas in a pod.

The little doe is on the left. This is the best picture of her, mommy would let me get.

And here is the little buck.

Three births down, two more to go.