Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What's happening down at St. Brigid Farm?

I've updated the look of my blog. I wanted to make more "farmish" (I don't think that is a word.) and this is how it turned out. I'm not done.

The goats are doing well! Most days I get 1-2 quarts of milk which is sufficient for our consumption on oatmeal and just plain drinking. But not enough for cheese, which is what my goal is. We can't wait to breed and have more next summer, plus I can't wait until Butter is weaned so that I can get more milk. Technically the more I milk the more milk she should give so maybe I should milk her out in the evenings as well.
The chickens are awesome! They give us 15-20 eggs a day and we LOVE selling them, today I sent 2 dozen with James to work. Plans are being made for another coop to expand the flock.
The guest house is slowly taking form, not much has been done to it since the big barn raising as we've been consumed with the goats and garden. Another work party is being planned for the 16/17th of this month. We hope to get the roof on that weekend.
The garden is taking shape as well. It will not be nearly as big as I had hoped there is just so much to do since I am starting from scratch. Plus I have to rethink placement of some of the beds since one big area doesn't seem to get the sun I thought it would. I've been watching the sun and it seems shaded quite early in the day, but I might be able to utilize it for some things like cucumbers or peas or spinich all of which can handle less sun.

Anyway, that's what's happening on the farm. I hope to write more frequently on our adventures on the farm with more pictures. It sure is a learning process and I am loving it!
I believe that someday we will need to upgrade to more land, but in the mean time this is just the right step to take for adjusting and learning.


Liz in Seattle said...

Maybe YOU'RE the ones who should buy the adjacent land when the time comes ;-)

Love the new blog look

Mimi said...

Oh, it's beautiful!

grammafaithie said...

great job, Sue!! show me how to do this!

Sandy said...

Hi Sue,Its Bren's Sister from Va,Sandy.You guys are doing a fantastic job but most of seem to be enjoying it!! Very happy for you guys!