Oh Deer ……. :)

Mama deer with her baby

Mama deer with her baby

We have lots of wildlife here on the farm….. more than just some wild chickens and goats! These deer showed up early in the morning for some breakfast. The mama deer looks like she really needs to eat more before the winter gets here, she is looking a bit thin. The little deer ate all the mushrooms on the lawn and then enjoyed grazing on the lovely dew covered grass. It is so nice to look out and watch them eat early in the morning….. as long as they are not in the garden  Speaking of the garden, we are beginning to get it ready for a winter sleep. We have had some really hard frosts and all the plants are spent so Jake and Jeff started pulling up the dead plants in preparation for winter garden dressing. While they were working, they found quite a few really nice big potatoes that had grown from last years left overs. That is always a really nice surprise  We will be planting the garlic soon, but will have to make sure we don’t plant too early and not too late either. Has to be just right.
The bachelor pad (Jim and Reggio’s house) will need some winter modifications before it snows to be sure they stay nice and warm in the winter. I would also love to give those two a bath, but not really sure how to go about it. I will have to do some research on how to bathe bucks and see if I can figure something out. The girls, especially Starr goat and Starbright, really love the way they smell and can’t resist their manliness ….. Lol! Gotta love these awesome goats! Starbright and Sugar will be the only girls that we will breed this fall so that we can continue to get milk from Bella and then we will possibly breed Bella in the spring so that we stagger the breeding. We shall see.
I am so glad to report that the chickens are giving up the eggs! Yay! We are still only getting about 11 out of 24 hens, but it is certainly a start.
Well, that’s all for now. G’night all….. sweet dreams ❤

English Bee Hives

English Bee Hive

English Bee Hive

The English Bee Hives are ready for our bees which are coming on Wednesday! Yay! We are very much looking forward to having our own honey supply!

New Babies on the Farm <3

Baby girl and mama Bella <3

Baby girl and mama Bella ❤

Baby boy <3

Baby boy ❤

Baby girl <3

Baby girl ❤

Mama checking out her new sweeties <3

Mama checking out her new sweeties ❤

Baby girl >3

Baby girl ❤

Baby boy <3

Baby boy ❤

Hi All! Well, last night was a long one! Bella, our Alpine doe, had her baby buckling at 1:26 am this morning and the baby doeling shortly their after. We were out in the goat barn until after 3 am making sure everyone was dry and doing well. So needless to say we are bushed and in dire need of a good night sleep! Here are some pictures of our little ones….

Playing with goats~ Fun on the Farm

Honey climbing a tree

Honey climbing a tree

Honey Bear

Honey Bear

Daisy mae

Daisy mae

Bella eating an entire tree

Bella eating an entire tree

Happy Starr Goat

Happy Starr Goat

Daisy and Honey having a chat about pine...

Daisy and Honey having a chat about pine…

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Honey Bear up a tree

Honey Bear up a tree

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Sugar hiding in the bushes :)

Sugar hiding in the bushes 🙂

Starbright enjoying her adventure

Starbright enjoying her adventure

Daisy mae

Daisy mae

Honey and Daisy talking about the yummy greenery

Honey and Daisy talking about the yummy greenery

Our new liquid Castile Soap… now at the Co-op Country Store!

007 010 013These are the first of our new liquid soaps which are now available at the Co-op Country Store in Ponderay Idaho! They have come out clear and very nice. This is the Lavender scent. We will also be offering shampoo and liquid hand soap in the very near future! You can also order them at our online store:

http://bairdrockfarm.storenvy.com/

Our soap display when you enter the store.

Our soap display when you enter the store.

Lovely basket of soaps.

Lovely basket of soaps.

Basket of soaps beside the honey that we use for our honey wine.

Basket of soaps beside the honey that we use for our honey wine.

Oh my gosh! What an exciting day it was! First of all, I made another batch of mozzarella cheese, just because it is fun, and then we went to the Co-op to take photo’s of the display. Aren’t they awesome!

Chocolate Fix~ Yum

Chocolate~Chocolate Chip CookiesWell, the goats and chickens are in bed and our day is coming to a close so it is time for a bit of a chocolate fix! I found this awesome recipe somewhere on the internet… can’t remember where, but man they are awesome. Here is the recipe:

Killer Chocolate-Chocolate chip cookies
4 ounces cream cheese softened
3/4 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Mix cream cheese and butter; blend well. Add sugars and vanilla and blend well. Add cocoa mix well. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. Spoon onto cookie sheet lined with foil or silpat. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until they look like the picture 🙂
Enjoy! Goodnight all….. sweet dreams ♥

Awesome Opportunities…….

Filled order...

We are busy packaging soaps for the Co-op Country Store in Ponderay…… Yay! They will be selling our soaps beginning tomorrow! They have also requested liquid Castile soap! Yay again! There will be an entire end cap featuring all of the locally crafted items….. that’s where our soaps will be showcased! We are so excited and thankful for this awesome opportunity! The package is all ready to go for tomorrow! ♥

Ricotta Chocolate Cake ~ Recipe

Ricotta Chocolate Cake

Ricotta Chocolate Cake

It is only fitting that when we make our goat milk ricotta, and collect our eggs that we tell people how to use those ingredients in awesome ways. This recipe for ricotta chocolate cake has a texture more like a brownie and melts in your mouth. I added some luscious buttercream frosting, just for fun, and wow, talk about delish! I hope you like it 🙂

 

Ingredients:
6 tablespoons cocoa
5 tablespoons boiling water
7 ounces ricotta cheese
4.5 ounces softened butter
5 ounces sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
5.1 ounces of all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8″ square pan with cooking spray.
Mix the cocoa into the boiling water and set aside. Place ricotta in the bowl of a food processor and mix till creamy. Add butter mix again. Add sugar, vanilla and eggs and let mix till fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and mix; while the blades are mixing pour in the cocoa/water mixture and let it mix until it is incorporated well. Pour into pan and bake until wooden pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.