They have only been here a week and have already taken the bull by the horns. Dave has been busy electrifying the new barn which house our bucks, weeding, cleaning up the barn and property, hanging our new Cold Moon Farm B & B sign at our property’s entrance, weed wacking to expose the stone wall along our driveway, taking care of the laying hens, meat chickens and meat goats as well as trying to milk the goats. It seems his hands are too large and the goats’ teats too small. But I have to give him A+ for effort and he’s making headway. He also has plans to create hiking and cross-country/snowing shoeing trails on our property. Best of all..I didn’t have to tell or direct him to do any of these things..amazing. Georgia has been connecting us to the social media, getting our name out there, planning events and milking the goats (her hands are just the right size) and staying up late at night to get all these things done after a day at work on Stratton. Gideon has been helping us to harvest eggs, vegetables, playing with the baby goats and keeping a smile on our faces.
We’ve been busy with wonderful guests this summer and it seems that the fall season will be busy as well. It was wonderful and gratifying to see the smiles on our guests’ faces when they met our animals and had the opportunity to interact with them. Farming chores were a joy for those who wanted to actively participate and some told us it was a spiritual experience for them. Everything went just as I had hoped it would.
Now that Dave, Georgia and Gideon are here we are looking forward to a little more free time (if we choose to take it) and the knowledge that other than me there is someone else that can milk my goats. It was tremendously worrisome to me to think if I got sick who would milk the goats. Now that problem has been solved…YEA!!
So it seems that my dream of finding someone to help us out has been more than met…I never dreamt that it would be a family…and a loving, willing and able one at that!!!..Irene