Looking out my window it is hard to believe it is already April. The grass is starting to green up and it is currently raining. I know this rain brings the rebirth of the grass, trees and flowers that have been dormant for so many months! Spring also means many things that I love, warmer weather, baby goats the drawing closer of show season, spring planting of our vegetables, longer days and more time outside.
It is with the onset of this next warm season that we again must shift the way we think about daily life and tasks. Although, I love the summer weather it does mean more responsibility, more time mowing and this summer we are taking on a new responsibility and we are setting up at two local farmers markets. This means each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon we will be busy selling our goat milk fudge and Gray Goat Spice blends and BBQ sauces. I am so excited to take on this new opportunity, but it also comes with added responsibility of ensuring that we have product ready for the market all the while still managing our full time jobs and the farm here at home. We truly enjoy this path that life is taking us down and we hope that we are able to continue to grow our business!
Another thing that I am looking forward to is our two impending kiddings. Godiva is due on the 19th of April and I plan to induce her on Easter night, as I have to travel for work on the 19th. This will be a new experience for us to induce, but I really want to make sure that I am there for her, in case there are any complications. Hopefully, she will kid easily with health kids and no complications, but as we all know there is risk with all kiddings. I am also excited for Momma's last set of kids on our farm. She is five years old this year and all of our does but two are related to her, she has been a wonderful prolific, kind, caring and doting mother to all of her offspring and I am eternally grateful for everything she has done for our family, farm and business. We are looking forward to her kids that she gives us this year along with seeing how all of her previous daughters and son contribute to our herd moving forward.
I hope that you all have a wonderful spring and a very easy kidding season. I wish you many healthy does and bright kids! Take care everyone and Happy Goating!