Josie keeps the beat

We went to the Fremont Solstice Parade after party at Gas Works Park last Saturday. The weather was awesome and it was cool to ‘stop by’ and see Alicia, Brian and Josie. Your browser does not support the video tag

New baby goats!!!

We missed the ‘official’ kidding season – the farm had 128 babies this year before we arrived – but they saved two pregnant mamas for us! Your browser does not support the video tag

Car Porter

Strange brew: Seattle Nights with Brian and Alicia. Seattle is a beer town. A good beer town; with the focus on hops and extra hops. A true local will order a hand crafted iPA from around the corner. We are four weeks into our stay and I feel the urge to get a beer so … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Brian!

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Farmer Chris

Our week

Phew! A week’s gone by in a flash. A flash of milking, cleaning, bottles, hay, poop and cheese. Not to mention the farming! Ba da bum 🙂 We had our first days off since we got here on Monday and Tuesday. Monday was gorgeous, so we drove out to Mount Rainier. The mountain was out … Continue reading

Cocktail time

Tonight’s aperitif: raw La Mancha goat’s milk. Some nights, we get a little of the milk that’s left over from the previous milking – if it’s too little to start a whole new bucket. We used to drink a glass of milk with meals as a kid, and I do like the flavor. I always … Continue reading

Farm hands

We’re starting to get the hang of things…and the callouses to prove it. We sprayed the barn for flies on Thursday (a ‘green’ solution of herbs and plants done by our exterminator) so we had to move all the goats out into the side pens. Which meant we had to build fenced in areas by … Continue reading

Field work

We spent four hours out in the pasture today, moving sheep from one field to another to graze on fresh grass. About once a month, their nails need to be clipped, and it was also time for castration, so we did it all in one trip. We had a hard time getting them into the … Continue reading

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