Friday, June 27, 2008

Bongo Joins Trinity Hill Farm

Well, we sold a sweet little wether goat named Bongo today. His fleece is soo soft, and he is so gentle that I am sure his new family will just adore him. He is going to Trinity Hill Farm in Connecticut.  His new family is going to be great for him. They have milk goats, and some sheep and chickens, lots of land and pasture . They have children to love and hug him too :) I gave him a pedicure before he left and all the instructions for his care.  Happy Trails Bongo! We will miss you but know you will thrive in your new home. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pygora kids

Today the kids got to go for a ride to Warwick. They visited Trudeau Early Intervention, and attended a staff meeting.  As you may have guessed, we love kids at EI, but usually we only get to play with 2 legged ones.  At the end of the meeting , we voted on a name for the latest baby  ( goat # 13 on the farm! ) born 6/13/08. 
Hence forth, he will be known as Harmony Homestead Opus #13, or " Opie ".

Opie and his peeps then went to Warwick City Hall to visit my sister Mary . 
Of course, this caused a small commotion in the parking lot, but a good time was had by all. 

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hello from Harmony Homestead

This is my first attempt at blogging , so please be patient with me.

 I have been very busy getting my Etsy site up and running, and made a sale immediately! I am soo happy about that:)
I will be adding more as time goes on, to my Etsy site, ( see logo above )  and to this blog. My fellow spinners got me going on this blog thing, and inspired me to get on the blog wagon. 

Today, our goat

vet made a farm call to disbud our latest addition to the goat herd. It involves lidocaine, and a very  hot iron. The results are that a goat will not grow horns. Why?   It will be  safer to be around children, will not get their horns caught in a fence,  etc.  The kids recover from the much ordeal faster than I do.  Many breeders do this themselves, but I am still too queasy to do it.  

I have some farm chores to do now, but I will be back later:)