Baked by Sophia

Update: Cala's Wethers

Cala's sweet wethers have a new home with a wonderful girl and her family. Sophia and her older sister sold homemade cupcakes to raise all the money to buy the goats, hay, supplies, etc!  She writes: Joshua and Cooper are doing great. We love them so much. Thank you for letting us buy them.  Here they are exploring their new home :)

the 3 amigoats

Cala's buckling Mars Bars has a new home and a couple new buddies

the three "ami-goats" :)

New Home!

Callie and Winnie have a new home, with a wonderful family!  Here they are on a woods walk and lovin' it.  

doing so well on the leash

girl and her goat

queen of the mountain

lovin' their new perch!

settled in for the ride to their new home

Tattooing Day & Silliness

Calico: "I feel pretty, oh so pretty...."
"...and I have hay hanging out of my mouth"
mischievous Caprice
why the guilty faces girls?
goof balls :)
feeding time - all in a row
".....but I'm still the prettiest, right?"

Cala's quads

Catori ("spirit")
Kidding began with a bang and ended with a bang.  Sugar Moon Calabash (x Capsand Creamery Walker) kidded quads August 30, 2016. 3 males, 1 female. No one has kids cuter than Cala, times four!!!!  Like Coriander's delivery in April, Cala makes kidding quads look easy.  All goats and kids are lovin' the sunshine and rejuvenated fall pastures.  The bucks are ready for breeding but will have to wait a bit.  The main focus now is on milk production, and there's milk for the kids and soap making.  The new bars will be for sale this Christmas season on the tree farm. Hopefully enough so we won't sell out this time - along with some other new goodies.... :)

Doeling: buckskin, white poll, frosted ears - RETAINED
Wether1: gold with wattles, frosted ears - SOLD
Wether2: gold - SOLD
Buckling: brown/black chamoise - SOLD

all together now
flashy markings
silly buddy brothers

1 Day Old 

Cheese Post: FETA

Of course one of the most popular goat cheeses is feta.  Salt, crumbly, perfect accompaniment to crisp sweet lettuce and onion salad.  I am a bit fussy about my feta - not too salty, and not too mild but with the right balance of lipase and brininess.  I like to crumble it on top of salads, sometimes cube it and brine in olive oil and herbs.  Either way it's tasty and addicting.

Sunshine & Summer

Walks in the fields and woods at Evergreen View Farm - the goats' favorite time of day

Rosalie in the buckwheat
in action
sweet Calico
Sisters Katima and Kaia
grazing the clover
Iris and Tripoli
Iris in the white clover
Trillium and O Coriander
Iris smelling the flowers
Beautiful Bella
Bella again (and Charlotte)
favorite time of day
pretty Kaia