Little snippits of life on a working farm in the Pacific Northwest.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Hansville Creamery Goes To Market!!
The kids are selling milk! Ok, not the goat kids, my children! We've been going to the farmers market in Poulsbo for the last few weeks and it's been great. People are really suprized when they taste our milk cause it doesn't have that 'goatie' flavor they seem to expect. It's all in the diet, we feed alfalfa hay and a special dairy mix which they only get when they are on the stand being milked, it helps keep them busy while we get all that milk!
It's a nice sunny day in the first picture, which is not what I see now when I look outside! It's pouring rain! I looked at the radar on K5TV and it’s a solid mass of green and yellow, it’s a wet day all day according to the weatherman. I suppose that's good, it means I'll not have to water the garden today! But milking is going to be a muddy sporting event...did you know that goats hate rain? All the goats are hiding in the barn! I see an occasional nose stuck around the corner as if to answer the eternal question – is she coming yet? Nope! She’s not there yet! Is that her? Nope! That’s the stupid chicken laying eggs under the feeder! Is that her? Nope! But she let the dogs out so she should be coming soon!
I'm an old programmer turned computer tech who decided to give up my commuter car for a farm with a truck, my second car is a tractor! Now I spend time taking care of the animals, my family, and in the middle of all that I sometimes get to do something for me!