The on-farm snow pack is shrinking and it has been lovely to have a few days without any rain. The barn is chock full of lambs, so we're hopeful that things will continue to dry out so the ewes and their lambs can stretch their legs soon!
With the snow giving way, I've found the rhubarb I transplanted this Fall coming in nicely - a sure sign that Spring is here! The next 6-8 weeks are some of our busiest as we prepare for chicks to arrive, move the hens out on pasture, start kidding, welcome our staff for the season, and get our new hens settled in - phew!
Yesterday Jake spent the day cleaning out our multi-purpose barn and rearranging the goats' indoor spaces to make room for the chicks. It is always humorous to see the reactions of the goats when their surroundings change and they didn't disappoint. One of the does came in, looked around and then made sustained eye contact as if to say, "what happened in here?"
The online store is well-stocked with beef, lamb, and some of the last of the available goat cuts. During these busy weeks, I've been making a week's supply of meatballs for breakfast, lunches, and snacking. Check out this guide to March Meatball Madness for more inspiration!