Sunday, August 17, 2014

Long Overdue "Meet Our Goats" Post!

In May of this year we purchased two yearling Lamancha doe goats from a local (well couple hours drive) dairy goat breeder. 

Their names are Lyrical Lady and Classie Lady and they are such fun, lots of work, and very entertaining and mischievous!

We will be breeding them for the first time this fall, and in the spring will hopefully have little baby goats and lots of fresh goat's milk! 

But first we had to build a fence and a barn for them. 


Below are some pictures of the inside:
The goats are standing on the milking stand that Rob just built.  Their head goes into the section on the end (where they get something to eat) and the board on the right slides to the left and locks their head into place so they can't get away while you are milking.

We had just moved the milking stand into the barn, so the goats were eager to try it out ;)

Rob built the barn himself and we used lumber and parts that we purchased or got for free off craigslist, so we saved about $5000!

They are so much fun but they are always up to something! 
They are really sweet and will follow you all through the pasture.
We are so excited about getting milk in the spring!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Prayers for a fellow blogger!

I know many of you know Marie from Joy Beyond the Cross, as we Catholic infertility bloggers tend to run in the same circles ;)   I was elated to find out we were pregnant at the same time and both due mid-August.  

She just had her baby, a little girl, on Tuesday, but today the baby has just been transferred by ambulance to another hospital and is having some episodes.  Please pray that the doctors can figure out what is going on and can fix it 100%! 

Our family is asking the intercession of Blessed Titus Brandsma for this prayer request.

Here is some information about Blessed Titus.

Please, please stop and take a moment to pray for their family.  I can't imagine the fear they must be going through.

Here is the link to her blog.

Thank you prayer warriors!