Not going to lie, my mental health has sucked hard for the past six weeks, and as always the blog is the first thing to go. But here I am, feeling rather alive again, with all kinds of updates!
Update the first: Annabelle and Esk are due around the first week of October, so please start preparing yourselves now for an onslaught of adorableness.
Update the Second: Natasha the English Angora bunny (did I mention the angora bunnies? I have a breeding pair but anyway) is due 23 September, and once the babies have grown some hair there will be EVEN MORE ADORABILITY going on here. This is basically the fall of adorability.
Update the Third: May, Lily, Second, Sadie, Siri, and Ambrosia are currently cohabitating with this handsome guy:
He is Henry, a wonderful Baylis-line Spanish buck that I’m borrowing from a gentleman over Culpeper way. Technically speaking I could probably sell the kids for more if I found purebred bucks to use, but I have a lot of concerns about line-breeding and a lack of genetic diversity in the purebred dairy goat world. What I want are goats that are extremely hardy, parasite-resistant, and with hooves that handle the general muggy dampness of the southeast well, so that’s why Henry is here. If Siri has a son by him, then I’ll keep the buckling intact (along with a wethered buddy for company) and use him on my does at the end of next year. Then I can select the best of the doelings born from that cross and go from there.
Update the Fourth: I will probably be writing more explicitly political stuff here, in addition to providing you with mass doses of cute. It’s an unavoidable consequence of me getting more politically involved these days, especially with issues as they relate to agriculture and disability. Not at the same time, usually, but there’s definitely a lot to be said about the ways in which us crips can make agriculture accessible at least on a small scale!
Hope you’re all doing well, Gentle Readers, and that you’ll come along with me if for nothing else than pictures of adorable baby goats.