June 2, 2009

Stray Thoughts

After each kidding we offer every mother warm water with a little black strap molasses in it for extra energy and to help replace fluids. We use blackstrap molasses due to it being rich in nutrients such as iron, B vitamins, calcium and potassium. Also hopefully to help avoid ketosis. We pour or spray antiseptic (tincture of Iodine) on kids' navels to protect from infection.
Baby Name
We named the new baby Ciara. Ciara is the feminine form of Ciaran, from the Irish ciar meaning "dark" (due to her being black) and implies "dark hair and brown eyes."
Her mother’s name Fairchild is of Old English origin and its meaning is 'fair-haired child' (due to her being white).
Her grandmother’s name is Bonnie Lass. Bonnie is of Scottish origin, meaning fine, pretty or attractive. Lass is of Celtic origin meaning girl.
Since finding Ciara, I have checked udders not twice but 3 times and looks as if Aurora will be kidding sometime soon. Hoping for more colored kids.
Have to take time to send Ciara’s registration papers in this week.

Ewe Lambs
Scarlet and Pittypat are now weaned.

Skirting Table
Am repurposing an old dining table into a skirting table. The frame and legs are still in decent shape, the top of the table we removed. Sanding down the legs and frame, hopefully will finish today, will be painting it barn red then cover with wire. Wel-laa skirting table.

On the June Calendar
Did you know June is National Dairy Month?
Kidding begins week of June 8th
Father’s Day June 21st
Summer Begins June 21st
Weed before it gets out of hand
Till up pumpkin patch
Plant more beans and lettuce
Yard – Mow, mow and mow some more.
Fiber –Work it, work it, work it.
Send shearing blades off to be sharpened.
Inventory canning supplies.
Start the search for winter hay, buy and store for winter.


DayPhoto said...

I agree with you....weed, weed, weed before they get out of hand, and mow, mow, mow.

Welcome to summer...sure beats winter!


Goody said...

I wish Danny would misbehave so I could punish him by sending him out to weed the garden ;)

After reading your post I won't complain about being tired. I don't know how you do it all.

Gizmo said...

Thank you for the lesson in name origins. I have a beautiful Lamancha girl named Ciara, and it certainly applies to her as well.

You have a very busy month ahead. I'm already tired just reading your list.