Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Grazing Goats and Planting Potatoes

Yesterday the goats verily stampeded me to get out of their yard and into the green.... we went grazing on the hillside. They loved it.

Grazing goats - they are so happy to be out and about.

After this long winter they are sick of hay... And hey!  - they really want to get weeding. This is perfect for us because, despite our careful planning, we are starting to get low on hay. The even better news is that all of that stupid wild rose is starting to come out in the woods - and the goats just love it. They will have it all mowed down in no time.

I'm going to have to get busy and get the electric fence reconfigured so I don't have to sit there and watch the goats. Unfortunately they get scared if I'm not around - or they torment the dogs....  so for now I've been their personal goatherd. It's my least favorite farm chore but I use it as a break in my day and take a cold drink down to a comfortable chair and watch them goat around.

Daisy is making a cute little udder. She is going to be a milking superstar.

In about a month things will get extremely interesting - all four "big" goats are due within a couple days of each other. I honestly can't tell if Dahli is pregnant or not. But Daisy is developing the cutest little udder.

Debbie definitely is pregnant - she looks like she has two babies at the most. 

Nibs looks fabulous with her post-baby body. 

In planting news, I need to get in my notes that the rest of the potatoes got planted. The majority are just up the hill from the blueberry bushes... and the rest are in the bed next to my now-dead rose. Rats.

I'm really glad I spent the last couple work days tilling because it looks like we'll have some sporty weather these next couple of days and could have rain all week. I'll have a couple hours before the rain hits so I'll see if I can get a little more planting done.

Happy Monday everyone! Are you grazing goats or planting potatoes?


Heavens Door Acres said...

Oh, we planted 3 rows of potato's a few weeks ago, and I forgot to close the gate to the garden. The chickens went in and had a hay day on my poor potato's. So, moving along I planted 4 more rows in the other garden, with the idea we would till up the first garden and plant corn and beets...However, when I went in to "check things out" I found 2 rows of potato's survived the chickens. Looks like we will have plenty of potato's this year. :)

David said...

goatastic! and more babies to come!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

I loved that you said the chickens had a hay day! :-) Glad some of the spuds survived.

Goatastic is right!

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