more babies, the garden and food
Oh boy- what a weirdo April. We had snow YESTERDAY! Three inches on the ground, and some is still lingering today. Despite this, we tilled up our garden a few weeks ago and began seeding spring plants out there, and sowing cover crops over the rest. Today we got 150 of our 500 asparagus crowns planted into the ground. Very exciting. Except, we have to wait 2 more seasons before that will be a crop we can harvest. Have to let the roots develop and strengthen first, then these plants will produce asparagus each spring for 10-15 years. A good time and money investment.
Goat babies are all born now! We have Metalika’s triplets (now one month old!), May’s twin girls, and Desti’s twins- just born yesterday morning. Trixie who lost her kids due to premature birth, is now on the milking routine. She is new to this and hollers at me all day to come out and milk, even we only milk 2 times a day, morning and night. The herd’s been trimmed down to just mommas and babies, we sold Catalpa and Thuja, who did not have kids, to a man who raises Fainting goats just for fun and loves his goats.
The Seward CSA Fair was fun and BUSY! Very tiring… it was so lovely to come home to the farm and do chores and hang out with kids and turkeys and pigs and ducks again. We sampled out hardboiled duck eggs to everyone at the Fair, and have several new CSA customers. Thank you for coming out and saying hello, nice to meet those who follow our LTD Farm blog!
We butchered our buck goats, and have been enjoying some delicious goat dinners. On the farm, everything is put to use, even troublesome buck goats. They had peaceful endings on the farm they knew.
I can’t resist putting up more food pics. We eat well because we have to! We work really hard, and need serious fuel. Most days start with fried duck eggs sometimes with vegetables and hashbrowns, or grits and feta, and toast, and of course cowgirl coffee. We use what we have, get creative and devour it all. Today’s lunch is a baked rice dish with goatmilk ricotta and yogurt, potatoes, carrots, green onion, tomatoes and mushrooms.