It’s been quite hectic here at Two Moose as of late. New pens to build as babies being born, new inventions to build and use and the crafting time has begun.
We completed the weaning shed and pen (much to the dismay of little Racer and Etta who would have prefered staying with their momma. You will see in the video what Racer thought of penning him in!
The Turkey Tractor is complete also and the turkeys have found it quite to their liking. My daughter thought it would be great fun to play different calls to them and see what they would do.
Of course no one can be left out on the farm and roosters especially as they have to be in the limelight ALL the time as you can tell from prior videos the voice their opinions frequently.
The goats are our biggest source of entertainment here at Two Moose. They never cease to amaze me with their antics. Here is Bella who was ready to be milked. When I refused to acknowledge her as it was still hours away from milking time she proceeded to crawl into the feed pan and begin bleating very loudly at me.
The test tap I did on a Birch tree last week is finally showing signs of the approaching run. There are a few drops of sap making a show but not enough to tap the other trees yet but soon. My soap I created last week is aging nicely and although unscented has a beautiful clean scent about it. I will be putting the website online shortly and the soap along with leather crafts, hot cocoa mix made from powdered goats milk and many other items will be available for sale for those of you wanting a little taste of Alaska I will have the Birch syrup available as soon s the run is complete.
Life here is about constantly moving forward and work is a big part of our lives but there is also time for learning and fun. The children have been working on school work but their best education I believe is seeing how providing for the animals is returned by what the animals provide for us. Cati has become quite proficient at milking and loves the goats as much as I do, Caleb is all about the rabbits. He enjoys feeding them and can tell you which rabbit is due to have babies. He also is a great hand at splitting firewood. Cami is our little get it done girl who makes sure every creature has adequate bedding and with her sister Cati they are the ones who monitor the pens for cleanliness. I still have to assist but am proud they love the animals as much as I do.
We did take a trip to the beach the other day where the kids enjoyed playing with a friend from town and they also gathered a bunch of coal for our cookstove. Simple things mean a lot to us and a couple hours of beach time gave everyone a break from the daily routine.
Its getting close to chore time again so I must go but will try to post a bit more frequently. I will leave you with a picture of my favorite view and a prayer God blesses you with health and happiness.