Finally, it seems as if fall is arriving here in the desert holding out hope of a respite of the summers heat and dryness. My longing for a cabin in the mountains where it rains on me for days subsides (a little) with this hope.
Michael and I went back and forth on breeding the "babies" of January and after looking at their hefty size of over 95 pounds we decided to move forward and sent 4 of our girls - Gigi, Ava, Molly and Milly to Annabelles farm for a date with her rock star Lightening. We brought the girls back after they spent almost 10 days hanging out with the potential daddy - in hopes they would come into heat cycles. There's a good chance they did - but we'll know for sure at about day 33 or so when our favorite ultra sound tech pays the farm a visit and looks for little goat baby hearts. Let's just say that March will be potentially very busy around here with birthing and feeding babies. The other upside is that we'll have more rich creamy milk for more rich creamy caramels and cheese.
Speaking of caramels - gift giving season is here soon and giving local and giving our caramels puts a smile on every one's face! You an order our caramels here and we love to ship them to you or you can request a farm pick up.
To help bring fall in - we had an evening alfresco - where you all were invited. Chef Kirsten presented her first French Farm House themed dinners at the farm. Michael and I LOVE hosting farm dinners and plan to work with Kirsten in the future - stay tuned - you'll be invited too. Such special events are listed here.