Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dreamer likes Zoe.

I've been keeping a close watch on Zoe because she has NO FEAR of Dreamer and I dont want her to get stepped on! However, I have noticed that Dreamer is very careful of her and stands still when Zoe gets close.

"Are you thirsty, Dreamer?"

Zoe walked over to see the goats, and look who's following her.
(You can just see black legs in the background.)

Then Zoe walked over to say Hi to Liberty!

And look who showed up...

Liberty ran off because she isn't really find of Dreamer.
Then Zoe gave her the attention she was looking for.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A few weeks ago I met Gabe in Lampasas to send some goats home with him.
This is Gabe and Daniel putting together a goat pen in the back his truck.

Here are a couple pictures from today.
Zoe helped me make cheese crackers! GF, of course.

Here's the recipe:
Homemade Cheese Crackers

2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
6 T. butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
1 c. rice flour
1/8 – 1/4 t. cayenne pepper
3-5 T. or so of cold water - just enough to make it hold together.
Salt, for garnish, optional
Roll into a log, then cut into wafers. If you want them thinner than that have your little helper press them down with a floury lid, or some such. :o)
Bake at 350* until they are done to your satisfaction. I think it took about 20 minutes. They were very crunchy!

This is one of our two ducklings that I hatched out in the incubator.
I had NO idea that ducklings were such a hassle to raise!
They are in the box with the chicks because I dont want to run two heat lamps.
They have this strange (to me) but normal obsession with water!
I have to change the newspapers in their box at least 3 times a day.
I started out with wood shavings, but that didnt work at all, so had to switch to the newspaper.
We had to borrow a tractor to get this behemoth of a mower unloaded from our trailer.
The owners are just convinced that there "isn't much wrong with it". Yikes.

While the tractor was here, Kris cleaned out the middle section of the barn.
There wasn't room for it to get to the 2 side sections so we'll be cleaning those out the old fashioned way.

Mr. P's Catfish Pond

October 24 was a red letter day!
Erinn felt pretty bad most of the day, but in the evening she was able to ride Dreamer.