Introducing… Peaches’ Baby Boy!

Kidding season has finally come to our farm! 

We’ve been waiting (me, rather impatiently) for the day to come that Peaches, one of our pregnant does, would finally give birth.  I was being SO impatient that I was beginning to believe that Peaches was not pregnant.  That she’d been tricking us all along.

Well, Thursday morning, her water broke.

And, Friday morning around 2 am, she had her baby boy.  All on her own, with no help from any of us!  (mostly, because we were all asleep.)

But, when the Animal Whisperer went down to check on her, to see if she had kidded,  at 2:30 am, he found the baby already cleaned up by his mom.

He woke all of us up…the boys included…and we all went down at 3:30 am, in the 19 degree night, to stand in outside the nursery room stall to meet the little dude.

So, although we are happy to have a new baby around, I am most happy that it means soon, the milk will be a flowin’!  More milk means more cheese!  More milk means spring’s coming soon!  More milk means ice cream!!!  More milk means white, delicious, wholesome, as-nature-intended, abundance!

So, raise your glasses of milk and join me in a toast: 

To Abundance!!!

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

 

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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5 Responses to Introducing… Peaches’ Baby Boy!

  1. Marilan says:

    Hey you let me know your intents for him as I may want to trade our meat boys for him. We need a good buck for some does and Ray is recommending him. I am just in the freshening game now but good registered lines are still precious for minimum dollars. Check with Ray for what his registered status would be worth. I am thinking $175 or better. Just keep me posted and I have a pink boy for you too if you want him. About a week old now.

    SO GLAD SHE CAME INTO MILK FOR YOU AND RAY TO SEE HOW SHE DOES> I would bottle him too if you want the extra milk if Ray recommends him.

  2. Melina says:

    What a pretty baby. I do love those Alpines!

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