Let's start with the best...
On May 9th Cold Moon Farm added another human member to it's family. Georgia and Dave had a healthy baby boy. His name is Levi and he has added another dimension to our Cold Moon Farm life. We folks whose kids and grand kids live far away forget the joys a blank canvas in the form of a newborn can bring into one's existence. He is 3 months old now and has just started to giggle out loud. His little hands have become a thing of wonder to him. I love to watch him stare at his tiny fists as he twists and turns them in midair. Today was the first time he made a conscious decision to reach for a toy which he promptly put in his mouth. I am so looking forward to being part of his life as well as his brother Gideon's as they grow.
Next..Shirley our LaMancha goat gave birth to her first full blooded LaMancha baby girl. We named her Katie and she looks just like her Momma. We had 4 pregnant does who delivered 5 little boys. This is not a good thing since little boys (bucks) are not in great demand since it only takes one buck to impregnate many does. I tried to trade them for bucks that could bring fresh blood to our herd, but alas no one was interested. How sad!!!
We have added other humans to our Cold Moon Farm team. Dave's brother Nate has blessed us with his presence and knowledge of building stone walls and construction. The Meckes brothers together make an awesome dynamic duo. Their knowledge and abilities have turned the Cold Moon Farm event site and it's surroundings into a majestically beautiful landscape. Look for pictures on our website.They're next project is building our first cottage in the woods. It will be outfitted with fine furnishings and luxurious amenities. We will be posting pictures of it's progress on this website.
We have also added Alex, Julia and Jackson to our team. We are hoping they will become the core managers as we continue to grow our boutique Farmstay resort. My 15 yr. old grandson, Nathan chose to spend a month working with us. It was great for me as his grandmother watch his sense of self grow as he was asked to perform tasks that are out of his realm having grown up in suburbia. He definitely rose to the occasion and has made me proud. I hope he will choose to come back again!
We have opened a store at Ezie'sGardens. We are filing it with the produce from our gardens, the breads and cakes I bake, pancake mixes and honey produced on the farm, bacon from our pigs, eggs from our hens and ducks and soaps made from our goat milk. This coming week we will begin to add our meat chickens.
Lastly, our female ( gilt) pig Juliet had a litter of 14 piglets. Two were stillborn so we have a net of 12 babies. 6 boys and 6 girls. Momma weighs 500 lbs. and each baby weighed about 3 lbs. When momma lies down they need to head for the hills or she will crush them. So far so good.
This past Friday we did a photo shoot for the ad we are placing in Vermont Vows as well as various wedding websites. This is all so exciting. It all keeps me so busy I forget I'm supposed to be old! My dream now is to book our first wedding...til next time...Irene