Thursday, December 8, 2011

The New Still Waters Farm

Moving a farm to a new state is quite an undertaking.  Here is one of my little helpers spreading shavings in the stalls we built in our new barn.  It is so nice to work out of the elements!
Here are the doelings I'm raising for next year.  I didn't want to breed too many until I learned what kind of market there are for Mini Nubians here in Indiana.  Plus I want to start milk testing - milking five is probably four too many!
Our new farm has an old fashioned milk room.  It has a concrete tub in the floor where they used to cool the milk and a hand pump.  I love these connections to the past!


Connie said...

Love reading these updates!! so cool I have a couple questions~shavings? and milk testing? what is that? cm

Angelia Mercer said...

We spread wood shavings on the ground of the stalls for bedding. They are expensive though. After a couple loads of that, we switched to straw. :)

Milk testing is when you keep records of how much milk they give daily and submit them to the registry. if they perform well enough, they get a star on their paperwork so that it is documented that they are good producers.