Farm and Garden Fun!

First tomatillo's of the season!

First tomatillo’s of the season!

Our baby Sexlinks aren't babies any more...

Our baby Sexlinks aren’t babies any more…

Our baby barred rock's aren't babies any more.....

Our baby barred rock’s aren’t babies any more…..

She has grown so much.... what a love <3

She has grown so much…. what a love ❤

Bella wants to know what that light is and why it keeps flashing on her.... Bella wants to know what that light is and why it keeps flashing on her….

The biggest goat and the smallest goat...

The biggest goat and the smallest goat…

Honey is watching Mr. Farmer get her house ready for her to go to bed...

Honey is watching Mr. Farmer get her house ready for her to go to bed…

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New opportunities!

Wow! What a crazy couple of days we have had here! We got an order for a whole new line of Castile soaps using only essential oils as the scents so I started making it yesterday and just now finished bottling it up to be delivered tomorrow. The new Castiles are Cedar Wood, Fir Needle, Lemon Drop (Lemon and Lemon Grass essential oils), Meadow Woods (Cedar wood, Fir, Pine, and Peppermint essential oils), Peppermint, Pine, and Tea Tree. They all smell great and they came out so nice and clear! I love making Castile soap!
It was quite warm today so making the soaps was a bit taxing. The goats don’t really mind the heat too much now that they are up in the woods. It is so strange, once you start up the trail into the woods it seems like it is at least 10 degrees cooler. I love it and the girls do too! They have also discovered that they love the apple horse treats that we get at the farm store! Oh my gosh! They go totally crazy for them and chase me all over the property to get them from me. Bella almost plowed me over trying to get them out of my pocket! I was laughing so hard I could hardly stand up! Good times with our wonderful goaties 🙂
Well till next time, happy farming to you all 🙂

Busy Spring Days!

What a busy weekend! Wow! Cleaning goat houses can really be a tough job…. especially with all of our helpers. Starbright loves to inspect my work as I am going to make sure I don’t miss even one goat berry  She is a stickler for a clean house!
The babies are doing very well…. Emelia loves to hang her feet over Reggio while he walks around. She is such a nut. I will see if I can get a picture of it…. it is totally adorable! Honey and Daisy Mae are becoming very good friends now that they bunk together. They love to lay in the shade together and chew…… just too cute. Jim has a new place next to the girls yard now so he can be part of the herd but not in with the girls. He is very happy with his new digs! Soon, in a few weeks, Reggio will be joining him in the bachelor pad.
Starr is doing better every day on her boo boo leg. She walks on it all the time now and only limps if she has to run. I don’t think she trusts it to hold up to running. She is such a love! I love to sing the Starr goat song to her 🙂 
Sugar and Bella are doing awesome on the milk stand! Bella is such a giver…. she gives almost a half gallon of milk a day…. and I still leave some for the babies. Sugar gives about a quart, but she is a first freshner and I expected it to be low, but it is very creamy and sweet milk so she makes up for the low numbers with great quality milk.
We have been working in the garden for many days and have planted about 160 tomato plants, assorted green beans, lettuce, peppers, and herbs. Talk about sore muscles…..
Well, until next time….. take care and happy farming! 🙂

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News from the farm ~ Bella and her babies <3

What a day we had here on the farm! Bella and her babies were integrated into the herd successfully!! Bella is such a good mama that she made sure her babies were safe from harm all day ♥ Her and Starbright had it out first thing so that there would be no herd queen issues. That was an interesting altercation for sure. I think Bella just wanted Starbright to understand that the babies were more important than who the leader of the herd is. Daisy and Honey were really interested in these new babies and were intercepted by mama Bella several times. I am so happy that all went well and babies and mama are back in their side of the house to spend the night ♥
Tomorrow will bring lots of work including a chicken tractor being built and bee hives put in place and made ready for the new bees arrival.
Well, I am exhausted, so I will see you all tomorrow….. good night all…. sleep well my friends ♥

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

Hello and welcome to Baird ~ Rock Farm!

Welcome to Baird~Rock Farm. We are a family farm located in northern Idaho. We raise chickens and several breeds of goats. We have Bella, who is an Alpine, Sugar bear who is a LaMancha/Saanen cross, StarBright, who is a LaMancha/Nigerian Dwarf cross, Starr Gazer, who is a purebred Nigerian Dwarf as well as her daughter Daisy Mae and her son Jimmy. We also brew our own Honey Wine which we use in our luxurious soaps. We also use our goat milk in many of our soaps for the extra richness and softness it lends to our soap. I hope you will take a moment and “Like” us on Facebook at “Baird~Rock Farm.”

StarBright~LaMancha/Nigerian Dwarf

StarBright~LaMancha/Nigerian Dwarf

Sugar Bear~LaMancha/Saanen cross

Sugar Bear~LaMancha/Saanen cross

Starr Gazer~Nigerian Dwarf

Starr Gazer~Nigerian Dwarf

Jimmy~Purebred Nigerian Dwarf

Jimmy~Purebred Nigerian Dwarf

Daisy Mae~Purebred Nigerian Dwarf

Daisy Mae~Purebred Nigerian Dwarf

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Bella~Purebred Alpine Doe

Jimmy our Nigerian Dwarf buckling…. cute or what ?

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