We hope everyone's 2011 is off to a good start! All is well here at our tiny farm. No new animals escapes or unwanted creatures to speak of. Our biggest challenge so far has been the fog and the freezing temperatures, with the hose and the animals water frozen solid every morning. But it certainly has been beautiful. I had no idea things could get this white without any precipitation!
Bea, Great, Weekend and Maia have all been tolerating the cold weather well. They have finally starting using the dog house that Brian built over the summer for them. It is the warmest shelter available to them, complete with a window and even big enough for Brian and I to visit them!
The goats are still savagely attacking bark of the fruit trees and gorge themselves on hay at every opportunity. One of my favorite things is to watch the goats drink water. I was so surprised to see that they sip, as though through a straw, rather than lick the water like dogs do (someday I hope to catch this on video...)
2011 promises to be a busy year for us. With Brian's seasonal work finished, we have many projects planned around the house. We look forward to sharing them with you (and maybe even some cheese by the summer!!)