Category Archives: Terreni D’ Oro Tuesday

Working…

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

So, I haven’t been able to write in so long because we have 9 baby goats. Four of the babies were not able to nurse from their mothers, so we had to bottle feed them. Getting up extra early to make baby bottles, and venturing out to feed each one. We hold each one in our lap, and give them a bottle. This occurs first thing in the morning, afternoon, evening, and at nightfall. As they have grown we can cut back, and now they are all at one whole bottle per day. We do a half feeding in the morning, and one at night.

Now, I start to get my life back to being close to normal. We still have one more pregnant goat. Her sister gave birth to a beautiful black female. We hope that the sister will give birth to another female, but we will have to wait for a few more days before we find out what she is carrying.

We also have to run the winery, and plan a few weddings. Not weddings of our own, but people that want to get married at the winery.

Our son is about to graduate from high school, and our daughter will graduate next year. So many things happening…we are growing in so many directions. Here are some photos of our baby goats.

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Cow Nest

It has been so wet here lately that I felt bad for Luna and Stella. I took at bail of hay down to the pasture to make a little nest for the girls. It was a hit, and the girls loved it, and here is my proof…img_9201

Goat Photo Bombs

With all this crazy, wonderful rain, we have to move the goats to the stalls. This is also the time of the year when most of the females are looking VERY pregnant. They love hearing me walk near the stalls in the morning, because that means one thing…FOOD!

Nothing ever goes to waste around here. After we have had the apples for a weekend, we take them back to the farm. The miniature donkeys and the goats enjoy the apple treat. I usually have to hold on to the apple to get them to get the apple started. After a few bites, they are good to go on those apples.

Anything that is not good to give to the goats, or miniature donkeys goes to the worm farm or the compost pile. We are trying to make our vineyard as sustainable as possible, as well as our farm.

Without further delay, here are photos of the crazy goats…

Sock Curator

Sheba, is our Cane Corso. img_9030

She loves socks. She comes upstairs in the middle of the night and steals at least one sock. Sometimes, she even steals one sock per family member. I guess, she doesn’t want one of us to feel left out of her pack. LOL! She is 9 years old, and will turn 10 on December 24th. Her sister passed away last spring of bone cancer. She still has her little buddy Gucci. Gucci, is her four pound side kick. We will take a look at Gucci next week.

 

Here are some of the socks I found around the house.

See, everyone in our family collects something. Sheba just has a thing for socks.

Our Newest Addition

Meet Stella, she is the newest addition to the farm. She was born last week.

Luna gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Willie Nelson, our sire goat, is already allowed to get close to Luna. She is jumping and running all over the pasture.

Down on the Farm

We had rain! It’s not such a being deal to east coast people, but it’s huge to those of us that live in California. As with most things in life, there are good and bad. The farm has little blades of grass already poking through the soil. The animals are happy, and so is the orchard.

One of our oak trees broke off at the base, and blocked our road. Our private drive is about a quarter mile up the hill to our house. The broken oak tree had to be moved before everyone was leaving. My husband pulled out our Kabota, and pull the part of the tree out of the road. img_8808

It took a while to move the tree, since it was so huge. We moved all the remaining pieces by hand. Our little Kabota is a work horse. Well, we work pretty hard too. img_8810

This is the inside of the tree.