Yes, you read that right. Thanks to our amazing neighbors Don and Teriz Mosley we are the proud parents of an eight month old dexter heifer calf. We are calling her Princess Buttercup because Jerry says she looks and acts like a princess. I have to agree. Isn't she lovely?
I am so excited that I can hardly contain myself.
We've been so blessed to have the Mosleys for friends and neighbors. They're great people. They raise angus, dexters, idaho pasture pigs, a few varieties of sheep, chickens, and maintain a nice orchard and kitchen garden. They're building a Farm Stay on their property too. They are as excited about homesteading as I am, and they generously share their knowledge with others.
I could barely believe it when Teriz offered sweet little Buttercup to me. She has been there at every step of the way teaching me how to halter train Buttercup, how to manage her, and she delivered her here to help her settle in this week.
Jerry is building her a little barn all for herself in our 5 acre pasture, behind our home.
My farmgirl dreams have all been working themselves out. Our homestead is growing. Our livestock fencing and housing is almost complete. Our health has been good. I've missed gardening so much that I have decided to get back into a veggie garden this year, in spite of the drought. I need to put up more food. Digging in the dirt helps me relax.
That's it for now.