* We built a duck house for the waterfowl to overwinter in because there was no room for them in the barn this winter. We were so happy we did because the temperatures hovered in the minus 20's for the bulk of the winter.
* We brought in 4 new alpacas (including a yearling male!) who made themselves at home with our herd after a very short time.
* We brought home 3 bottle lambs from a nearby farm.
* Daisy had a cria (in the picture) 3 months earlier than we had anticipated - which meant she was pregnant when she came here (which we had not at all expected!)
* 4 more cria are expected within the next month!
* We've been operating a stand at our local Farmer's Market, which has been an amazing opportunity to not only introduce people to our farm, but to meet many of the people who are moving into town with the expansion of the surveys.
* Shearing day has come and gone, and so now we're busily working on our laundry balls and dog beds plus all the other odds and ends we produce here. Our goat's milk soaps have been popular as well (which is gratifying because we love them, too).
We'll be a bit more diligent here. The winter (and recovering from it) was so brutally hard that it didn't leave much time for anything but keeping the water from freezing over and clearing snow. The spring was late and summer was late but now it seems that things are back on track.