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The smiles on your girls faces is what it's all about. :) I'm glad you decided to start posting and look forward to more.
They enjoy it so much and so do I. They are about 6 weeks old now so our time is limited with them. I would like to think they are learning a lot along side us on this farm journey.
 

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Honestly i havent a clue how I get things done. The kids make thing challenging for sure lol.
My kids are a bit older now, 11,9,7. So I’m out of the toddler/infant trenches. They are able to help so much. I’m really enjoying these ages before these kids are too cool for me. 😂
 

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It’s raining today and is supposed to continue to rain/snow for the next two weeks. California needs the rain so bad so no one is allowed to complain. My goats hate the rain, I’m not sure if that is all goats or because they are fair weather California goats but they will not set foot outside the barn if there is moisture in the air. So it’s going to be a long couple weeks for them.
 

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Lol nope not just yours mine are hiding like its a hurricane its just a light light mist i can barely call it that lol. Goats hate rain lol. My kids are well my oldest as of March 29 will be 7, then 4, 2, and 3 months lol. I am head deep in toddler stage and baby lol the older two are helpful but cause just as much trouble as the 2 yr old. Lol kids are fun.
 

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All dear goaties are made out of spun sugar and therefore avoid rain at all costs... because they will melt and if they melt then there would be no joy in the world. So told to me by my ancient herd queen.
Hahaha this makes sense. They run faster then I’ve ever seen if they are in the pasture and a sprinkle starts. Faster than feeding time even 😱 screaming the whole way
 

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Winter has arrived fashionably late, as usual. We almost always get a winter snow storm in March and sometimes April. It wreaks havoc on my blooming flowers and trees. The spring we moved in here we put a apricot, plum, and a peach tree in the front yard. I love to make jams/jellies and at our last house had a beautiful plum tree. It produced enough to keep us in jelly for the whole year. The apricot didn’t make it for reasons I couldn’t figure out so this year I put in a Fuji Apple. Of course everything bloomed and now snow is dumping on it. Sigh. We also have some Chinese Lily’s from my husbands great grandmothers garden, an English walnut tree that produced quite well last year, and many lavender bushes. I believe the lady who lived here before us, the original owner had quite the green thumb. And I’m learning everyday to care for all the different plants that are here.
 

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Wow i live the photes. Oh and I don't know about your area but the best time to plant trees is in the fall(according to Dh grandmother) so that the roots can grow all fall that way its not spilling its energy between leafs/flowers/roots.
 
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