Sunday, March 17, 2013

New Additions to S&T Farm

We decided, since the local grocery store burned to the ground, the local farmer's markets are not yet open, and for some reason we can't stand to have an empty farm, to start growing our own food again - immediately.

So, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the newest additions of our food making machine...

Flurry and Slipper.

No, not THAT Flurry and Slipper. These are from the IRISH RM, one of our favorite shows from the BBC.

This Flurry and Slipper...

I wanted two rams or two wethers, but all the farmer had were these two ewes. Having male names already picked out I considered trying to come up with more female sounding names. Patt said that calling girl goats by names from characters in a show no one else had ever seen would just add to my quirkiness - well, I think that's what she meant.

I think I am going to call the white one Flurry - she is more outgoing and friendly than the black one. So by default the black one is Slipper. From now until this fall, they will be concentrating on growing big and strong, and docile, and then we will most likely breed them so we can have new lambs on the farm next Spring. But for right now they will be our lawn mowers as well.

1 comment:

  1. For more pictures of the farm and lambs you can find us on Facebook now too. :)