Pine Needle Farm

  (Kila, Montana)
The adventures of raising cashmere goats.
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Spring might be here, Finally!

I think spring might finally be here!  The snow is almost all gone, at least here in the yard.  There is still some out in the forest, but it's going away.  It's been a long, snowy winter.  Now the Glacier Lilies are blooming, the pussy willows are budding, my tulips and daffodils are growing, the grass is turning green, life is good!

  The deer ate half my tulip bed, even though it was covered.  The deer stuck it's head under the corner and lifted the mesh up and got a corner of the one bed.  GRrrrrr!  A deer also was going inside the hayshed like it owned the place.  Grandma, as I call the biggest doe that comes around, even has the dogs afraid of her!  She looks at them, stomps her foot and they turn and run.  She has gone after them before it seems...

   There are four Cashmere kids this year.  Three girls and one boy.  The one boy is a dark brown with bright white socks that go up to his knees on the front legs.    He looks like he's wearing splints or something.  He's going to be a nice looking wether when he grows up!   The girls are all solid colored, two black and one brown one.  All very cute!  Now I'm waiting for the one dairy doe to have her kids, which should be sometime next week, then that will be all for this year. 

   It's Spring clean up time around here now that the snow is going away.  It's rather scary what is appearing as the snow melts! :-)  Lots to do around here, as usual.  There is the dehairing on top of that now.  That is going well.  Never a dull moment around here!  Happy Spring!

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