You can feel it in the air. The season is changing, and a homesteaders life changes with the changes in weather, sunlight, and temperature.
We have enjoyed a very busy spring and summer.
Goat kidding had us very busy, as did summer pasturing of animals, and milking goats.
Our cows were dried off all spring and summer, and so the raw goat milk was a welcome harvest on our homestead.
But, it will come as no surprise to any Jersey cow owners, raw goat milk is not our favorite type of milk.
Nothing in our opinion beats raw Jersey milk, and now we are beginning to transition to focus on our cows, calving, and milking.
This means that soon we will dry off our goats, and begin working with our cows!
Ladybug is the first due cow, and a few weeks later luna will be set for her first calving.
In addition to switching the dairy animals that are being focused on, I am also switching my attention from on farm harvests to wild harvests.
Hunting seasons are beginning to open, and with that I need to make sure my dogs are ready, my equipment is good to go, and I am also in shape and practice to harvest some wild game.
Poppy, my female black lab, will hopefully enter the field for the first time this year, and so I need to be sure her manners are good for bird hunting.
Bones, my yellow male lab also needs a refresher course on field commands.
All of the seasons change is a welcome change for us, and we are looking forward to a wonderful fall!