Friday, March 30, 2012


I have been terribly remiss in my blogging duties, but things have been crazy busy this past week. 

Belly Bean (Bella) finally had her babies last week. She had twins, one buckling and one doeling. She kidded with no complications and is wonderful on the milk stand. Her udder came in beautiful and she is producing well for a first freshener.

We also have a little flock of twelve babies chickens. A mixture of Production Reds, Ameraucana and Lavender Ameraucana. 

With nice weather and the all of the babies, we've spent a lot of time outside. But, as my mother reminded me, I really needed to blog so any followers don't think that Bella is still laying around like an orca.

Introducing, Oat Bucket Farm Just A Kiss (Bella's registered name is CrossRoads End Lady Antebellum)

And her brother Buddy (my youngest thinks Buddy is his goat)

And of course, the new baby chickens in their rabbit hutch turned chicken brooder. 

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Belly Bean Getting Bigger

Belly Bean (Crossroads End Lady Antebellum) is really getting big and she still has three weeks to go. I'm starting to wonder how many she has in there. And of course, we have started worrying about every little thing. Not because she is acting off or anything like that, but because...well what can I say, we love her and want everything to go perfect with her. 

Besides, worrying about how she is carrying her tail, and worrying about her hopping on and off the milkstand for grain (she won't be starting this evening), and worrying whether she is eating enough (or too much) and everything else, gives us something to do while we wait for the day the kids arrive. Of course, kids being born here is nothing new, but every year, we just can't help ourselves. 

We worry, and we stare at goat butts and udders.

And of course there are pics of the expectant

The ever widening, Belly Bean.

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