This Week on the Farm

I can’t believe how fast summer is flying by. I have been working on my homeschooling planning in the evening after the kids are in bed. We use our farm as a huge part of learning for the kids. Counting eggs, how many scoops of feed do the animals get. Following directions, counting the fence posts, how many clips does each fence post have? So many things can be used to teach the kids to count. So many everyday things we don’t consider can be very educational to children. Kids learn better when they think it is fun, we love having fun with our kids, and if we can teach them a lesson at the same time, we are pleased about that.

These kids don't know how to listen. haha !! If you ask Henry what his favorite time of day is. He will likely say milking time. Not because he loves milking the goats but because he is all about goat milk. Nothing is better for Henry than fresh yummy goat milk. Of course, he loves having an ice-cold glass of milk, but he will also take a fresh from the milk jug filtered into his cup. I love seeing him with a milk mustache.

We got our replacement goslings, and they are doing fantastic; they have been growing like little weeds. They are so cute to watch you walk around in the grass. The first time I saw a Sebastopol gosling, I was shocked to see they were gray. As the adults are all white, well, one I have. They say the grayer the gosling is, the more likely it is a female. So, we shall see if we have a boy in the batch or not. I did try to sex them, but if I did it right, I have three females, plus one older female. So I will need to find them a gander to hatch our own in the future. There are not enough hours in our day to get everything done. We have more projects to do than hours will allow. But we keep working and getting as much done as we can each day. The fencing has to be done By July 31st. Then we will have to hay the field, and we have some very nice growth, lots of weeds, and stuff the animals should like; otherwise, we can use it as some bedding. Then, after all of that is done, we will get back to working on moving the milking house.

We did have a few setbacks this week, like popping a tractor tire innertube twice, so that meant extra trips to town. Then we leaked fluid, so we had to get more fluid. And some of the stuff we need is still not in yet, which we ordered a long time ago. But we just keep working and just keep praying everything will work out. I hope you all have a great week; we will be out here trying to get more done. The summer is going by way too fast. Enjoy your time with your family. See you Next Week! Our contact info is Julia Pugh 701-228-4425. Find us on FB, IG & Tiktok & our YouTube channel.

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