One In, One Out
We welcomed baby Ellie in July and dropped Isabel off in Virginia in August. She will be attending Patrick Henry College. Definitely some changes around here!
Moving Right Along
We have been busy during this quarantine and able to get a lot of work done on the house. Lots of changes coming to the homestead and family: a new baby, Isabel going to college, and soon a move-in date! Thought we would recap the highlights of the past few months.
Baby #7 is due in early July. Dawn has been feeling great and the kids are so excited to meet their little sister!
The Fantastic Fair
This past year the kids did an amazing job at the state fair. In order to participate in the Champion Youth Program, Isabel had to compete with a different species. (She had won the maximum time for goats.) She convinced us to let her invest in sheep. She placed 4th for sheep and went on to finish 2nd overall in the round robin contest earning a spot as a State Fair Ambassador for another year.
This was Melina's first year as a senior competitor and she did great! Placing 2nd overall for goats. We were so blessed to see them reap the harvest of all their hard work in preparing for the fair while keeping up with challenging school, dual enrollment, music, and their other commitments.
The house building is coming along! We finished everything on the outside and have moved onto the inside. As of June, we have completed the rough plumbing, rough electrical, insulation, and are almost done with the tongue and groove ceiling. The work has been hard but it is looking great!
Plumbing and Electric:
Insulation and Ceiling:
It has been a great year with 13 baby goats born on the farm, the addition of the sheep (we decided after the fair to keep the sheep and add a ram so that we will have lambs next year) as well as the reaping the harvest from the gardens. We have enjoyed making pickles, squash casserole, and more in addition to our goat cheeses.
We have enjoyed this time of Gabe not traveling and us preparing for the new baby and house. Life is good and God is great!
The Babies Are Here!
We had a successful kidding season which yielded ten bucklings and eight doelings. The goat kids were spoiled daily by the Perdomo children and as a result, we had some of the sweetest, cuddliest babies around. One special girl, Abigail, was even allowed on the work site with Gabe!
High Scores and An Intermediate State Fair Champion!
Isabel, Melina and Noah all worked diligently to prepare for the fair and the hard work paid off! They all earned top dollar in their achievement money while Melina earned the coveted top spot of Intermediate State Champion!
The Roof Is Finished and Dormer Windows Have Been Installed
All of the metal has been installed on the roof as well as the dormer windows. We are now installing the siding on the dormers as well as the on the gable ends. Once that is complete, we will be moving onto the foundation. So thankful the roof is done and very excited about the next building phase!
And Lastly - We Are Open for Business Once Again!
All hands are on deck and we are in full swing running the family farm. We have fresh milk, eggs, cheese, and yogurt all available. E-mail us today at firstname.lastname@example.org for this season's product types, availability, and pricing.
"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court." Psalm 127:3-5