Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Homestead Busy

Life on the homestead just keeps going and keeping us busy
our doe, Snowflake is still eeking out some milk...
but, she is slowing down in her production

it's about time to give her a date with the buck, Phillip

Snowflake thinks it's fun giving ear nibbles while being milked

about a quart was what she gave this time

but, still good and sweet

now, Queenie, is another story
she is an ornery goat
and hates to be milked
she sits on her hind legs whenever someone reaches for her udders

after we tried to make her stand for it...
it's decided she is good for breeding and nothing else

the stinker

neither does she like to share her bucket of grain treat
if someone else comes around it...
Queenie will pick it up and move it away
yep, and we didn't teach her that

ah well, she keeps it fun for us

a wee update on the cottage over at yonder new homestead

we have decided the look of natural wood floors will be nice
it will just get a few coatings of varnish

this photo shows the den from the kitchen area
it is a 10 by 25 ft area
the atrium which connects this part to the bedroom and bath part...
will serve as our living room
the far left window is where the kitchen sink will go

the painting is still going on
and this photo below is the kitchen area with it's back door at the end

that will access the herb garden I will be putting at the back of the cottage
the vegetable gardens will be further back
the spring creek runs about 50 feet from the kitchen door

the photo below shows the back of the cottage with the kitchen door on the left
the concrete slab beside the door will be the laundry area

the covered part to the right is a "mudroom" of sorts
an outside sink beside the laundry will help us to clean up before stepping inside
it's always a good idea to have a clean up area when living on a homestead

For by grace are you saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
not of works, lest any man should boast.
For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:8-10

May your day or night find grace in the Lord.


  1. I've never seen a goat pick up a bucket before. That's hilarious! Goats are such good entertainers. We love to watch our goat kids play in the evening before the sun goes down,( when they are most active). We have had 28 babies born so far this year, so it's quite a sight.

  2. Your new home is coming right along.

    The goat picking up the bucket is funny.

    Happy Spring to you ~ FlowerLady

  3. It is looking lovely Jean. Shouldn't be too long and you'll be able to move in.
    Blessings Gail