We've added the first members of our livestock to our farm. We had the amazing opportunity to get two alpacas, Josie and Blossom, from Spruce Hill Fiber Farm. We picked them up from Spruce Hill on Saturday morning, when we also spent some time with their goats and of course I have the "I wants" - more to follow, once we make some decisions on how many and which ones we plan on getting. Right now, we are just really enjoying watching Josie and Blossom become acquainted with their new surroundings. Aren't they cute???
In June of 2011, my husband, three of our five children, our Black Lab (Blue) and our four inside cats (Freak, Fizzle, Rusty, and Bella) and three rabbits (Luna, Midnight and Winchester) have been living at our 1.3 acre farmhouse. We’ve been working on converting the land back to a farm. Since moving here, we’ve acquired a Great Pyrenees (Ollie), a number of outside kitties, a handful of goats, a couple sheep, a couple alpacas and bees/chickens are scheduled to arrive Spring of 2013. We also planted a number of fruit trees on the property (and plan to add a few more) and have been working on putting in gardens to grow as much of our own food as possible. We certainly aren’t experts in any of this, please join our adventure as we muddle through becoming farmers, beekeepers, shepherds and more.