I am so excited for the focus I have for our little ranch...
I had a great time making feta, cheddar and chevre this year, and 2012 will be the year I branch out to bloomy rind cheeses- of course I promised my handsome husband I would make him plenty of cheddar. He loves my raw goat milk cheddar. I just got this gorgeous book in the mail today and spent a quiet afternoon by the fire getting inspired! I'm also working on getting my first honey bee hive going in the early spring, so between the baby, dairy goat herd, milking, cheese and soap making, turkey tending and chicken herding I have plenty lined up for myself.
The past year and a half I haven't been able to focus on the goats as much and soap making is just the minimum for our personal use. In fact, I closed my web shoppe, which was sad. I have spent my time nurturing the darling little eternal soul in the picture above the Lord kindly gave us. Now that he's walking (running I mean) and loves to go out to the barn, I can take him out in the spring when I go to milk. Life will be much easier! This boy loves the barn and especially the goats. He's a real little farmer-in-the-making. I am just so grateful for that.
My beautiful daughter is coming back to live with us and that's something else to be grateful for- and a true testimony to the power of earnest prayer. God is good!