June 4, 2017 at 5:24 pm #22702
I was thinking we could have a place to write anything from our daily lives wether it’s DIY related or other things like our pets. Just a place to write anything instead of posting on other posts which can make it more difficult to find the actual information. So here we can post anything, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a reply to what someone posted before.June 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm #22705
Oh, this could be dangerous Joy!😂 ANYTHING we want?!?! Woo hoo!
I want to see more pics of your cute goats, when you get a chance!June 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm #22714
Yes, anything! Haha
These are the goats (hopefully the link works). I will be picking them up around the end of June. I’m so excited! I’ll also probably be getting a 4th, who will be ready at the end of July. I’ve been working on my website (www.joyfulmeadow.com) lately so that it has time to start getting indexed by search engines. It’s far from complete, but it’s a start! I’ve also started a facebook and instagram page where I’ll eventually be posting a ton of pictures of my animals once we move. We are moving very soon, and will be “camping” in the goat shed (since it will have a floor) for almost a month, lol. The goats will stay in the chicken shed. We have to stay with the animals and if we didn’t take them this year, it would be one more year of waiting, so we’ll try to handle the month! Hopefully the bucks aren’t too stinky 😂. We’ll have to sneak into our house after the construction workers leave to shower.June 4, 2017 at 6:52 pm #22715
So the link didn’t work… I posted the pictures on my site and thought it would be easier than posting them all on imgur and linking them. If you go on http://www.joyfulmeadow.com and click “our herd” under Nigerian Dwarfs, they will be there. There are more pictures if you click on the goatJune 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm #22716
It would be interesting to see what else everyone is into doing… Joyful is there any chance that you shear your goats?June 4, 2017 at 7:10 pm #22717
These are milk goats, not fiber goats, so they shed their hair by themselves. Some people shear them before bringing them to shows (so that their bone structure is easily visible), but since I’m assuming you’re wondering about using the wool, I don’t think it would be very interesting. The hair is fairly short. There are pygoras though that are a miniature wool goat breed. The full sized version is the angora goat. I might get sheep later on, and if I get a wool breed (some shed by themselves like goats – hair breeds), I will use the wool as insulation for their barns. I’m not interested in spinning it, and I don’t know anyone near me who is.June 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm #22719
I do spinning hat Is why I asked if you sheer them but I usually buy the fiber pre-prepared when I do… I have never tried to prepare fibre for spinning.June 5, 2017 at 7:04 am #22724
There’s a lady where I live that makes her own yarn from fiber. Is that spinning? She dyes it, makes it into yarn, and either knits with it herself or sells it in her knitting/yarn store. She makes some beautiful stuff!!June 6, 2017 at 6:16 am #22737SimplySheParticipant
hehehe, I love your blog! I lived in that area for a couple years, its beautiful country. My mother is hatching out quail this spring with great difficulty and reading your story makes me think she will have to try again with higher humidity. We have one lonely one. Many thanks for sharingJune 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm #22738
Yes that is what spinning is… I only do it small scale with a drop spindle rather than a spinning wheel though.June 6, 2017 at 9:59 pm #22739
It is week two of summer break here and my child is already wanting to go back to school. Promised her I’d take her swimming after I got some stuff done around the house. So, we’re slathered in sun screen, in our suits headed to the pool and it starts raining. The temperature dropped from mid 80s to 69. I think I just won the Mother of the Year award today…..😜😝😱June 7, 2017 at 12:57 pm #22742
SimplyShe, I’m glad you like it! If your mom is not having a great hatch rate, there are a few other factors – rate of turning the eggs, protein of the adult’s feed, and how you store them before incubating. I will be writing on this soon, so you can let her know!
Belinda, I remember when I was younger, I couldn’t wait to go back to school and was bored after the 2 months. Now in university we have 4 months, and it goes by so quickly!June 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm #22743
The older you get, the faster time goes! Cliche but true!
Did another “DOH” thing today….. was making a facial lotion with Aristoflex AVC, got to the point where I’m putting in the liquid germall plus, and OVERPOURED big time! Since I was supposed to be making a small batch (trying a new oil, EPO, on my face), I only needed 0.5%. I poured 2.7%!! I could have kicked myself! Thank goodness the Aristoflex AVC is the last ingredient in the mix or I’d of had to toss it. So, I sat down, did some math, and now I have what basically equates to a mayonnaise sized jar of facial lotion. I sure hope my face likes EPO or I’m going to be so pissed!!June 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm #22783
Any updates on how you like the lotion, Belinda?
I ended up taking the plunge and buying shampoo ingredients. No extracts or proteins yet though.June 12, 2017 at 9:33 pm #22789
I’ve only been using the lotion for 2-3 days now, but so far so good! I was also trying a new toner made with gel and sea buckthorn extract and needed to see if my face was going to be OK with that first. So far, new toner fine and initial usage of facial lotion OK too. So I will say a tentative “woo hoo” and hope that my face continues to be good with the evening primrose oil.
Marie and Barb rave about EPO so much that I broke down and bought a small container of it to try. Was hoping my face liked it because it sounds like it’s really good for the complexion. My skin can be really picky, though, so I never know what it’s going to like or not like.
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