Updated: Apr 12
This Week on the Farm This week on the farm. I am sitting at the dining room table writing this as the kids have recess outside, their favorite part of the day. It is so lovely outside they are jumping on the trampoline for the first time this season with a sweater and no jacket. They are so thankful for spring. I hope you all are enjoying the beginning of spring.
I hope you all had a great spring break. We got lots done on our house remodeling and spent lots of time outside getting wet. We had lots of extra clothes changes this week as when the kids see a puddle of water, they must jump in it many, many times. This week, we noticed more female goats are starting to develop udders. It is a blessing to watch them grow and develop. We are getting so close to the birthing season. Our Milking machine arrived on a big semi from GA, and the driver was very lost trying to find us. Michael drove to Souris and parked at the elevator as the driver could find that. We are just happy it has arrived in time for us to be able to use it.
I am excited to learn to make cheese this year. We use a ton of cheese, so we are looking forward to having fresh mozzarella for our pizza nights, hard cheeses for our macaroni and cheese, and many more recipes. I bought a large stainless-steel cheese press for them, and I am excited to use it. I will be thankful for our pigs during my learning to make cheese time. If it doesn’t turn out, the pigs will enjoy it. We are very excited about the arrival of our new Guardian Livestock dog, Stak, who is four years old and has been on a sheep and cow farm before he came to our farm. He needed a new home because he had a sore hip and needed a calmer life where he could guard a smaller area. He is so quiet and friendly but knows what his job is. We hope having him here will significantly influence the younger livestock dogs we have. Sometimes we just need an older and wiser mentor to teach us.
I am still working on the Farrms program and like all the amazing mentors and people who come and teach us things each week. I am getting lots of info not just about farming but also about running a farm business. But, the best part is learning from others who have been in our place and getting that firsthand knowledge from others in our state. I follow many farm families on YouTube, and they are great to learn from, but most do not live in our Zone, so they have no idea what a hard winter with animals can be like. So, it has been great meeting others who live this local lifestyle. If you are interested in seeing some of our animals, you can check out our Facebook page or YouTube. I have been uploading some new videos for everyone to see them. They have been having so much fun in the water! I hope you can check them out. See you Next Week! Our contact info is www.bootsandhoovesacres.com Julia Pugh 701-228-4425. Find us on FB, IG & Tiktok & our YouTube channel.