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First Visitors

May 2, 2010

Had our first official visitors this weekend! A few folks up from L.A.: Jessi & Jay and Shar G. We walked the property a bit to get a feel for how Jay and Jessi’s wedding will look when we host it here in September. Shar’s the absolute master at envisioning, so she was here to pull it all together. It felt great to have such close friends finally getting to see our new home, not to mention the greatness of Shar and Jessi’s cooking and the good convo. Today we began the morning by enjoying brunch in Portland with another good friend and saw our visitors away. Next we came home and began putting the final touches on our goat area in preparation for their upcoming arrival. It’s true, it’s offical; we have our new goats! They’re really amazing, kind little fellas. Amherst is a little smaller than I expected-probably weighing in at about 2 feet tall and twenty-five pounds. Or something close to that. His mom’s bigger, bigger than our greyhounds. They’ve got a 6×8′ covered area and about another 1200 square feet of daytime roaming land. The wonderful woman who we bought them from, hailing from Vernonia, OR, showed us how to milk Gertrude and we got a whole quart or so of milk. Really amazing stuff. Tomorrow we’re going to make cheese (attempt to at least).

Farmer Jay

First rose of the year

Mamma and son

Little man

First milk

I’m tired. Good thing we had leftovers to eat.

jr

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda permalink
    May 3, 2010 9:11 am

    I CANNOT wait to meet those goats in person. Can they sleep in our tent? Oh, I am just so happy. Me and Mamma goat will have matching big bellies in July. Congrats. And nice roses!

  2. May 3, 2010 9:14 pm

    Thanks! They’re awesome. You and mamma are going to be best friends. And Jon with be best friends with Amherst.
    -j

  3. Jeff permalink
    May 5, 2010 7:29 pm

    The little boy looks very sweet! What do the hounds think of them?

  4. May 14, 2010 2:06 pm

    The hounds are surprisingly uninterested. It’s like he’s a little lab puppy, and they just don’t really care. They hang out with him, and sniff, but aren’t that excited. We like it that way.

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