Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Waiting Game...

As I'm typing this post, I am listening to the soothing sounds of goats chewing their cud via a baby monitor that's been strategically placed in our barn. We are waiting for our goats to kid. Typical goat gestation length is 150 days. Our alpine is on day 151. This is our first kidding, and we are very anxious to have some baby goats to cuddle.

To pass the time, I thought it might be fun to have our first giveaway! Now I can't give you anything too exciting, but I would like to send out some seeds to help someone else start their own little homesteading efforts. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. In your comment list some things you've wanted to try planting, but haven't. Maybe you'd like to try planting Swiss Chard this year or some different varieties of winter squash. Jot it down in the comments, and maybe you'll end up with an envelope of goodies headed your way.


  1. Do you have kids yet??? I just LOVE kidding season! Our Nettie gave us THREE doelings this past Monday. Today is disbudding day though :(

    Hope all went well with your kidding!

  2. Almost forgot....I'd like to enter for some prize-seeds!

    I'd like to try potatoes this year. DH has already set up a large tractor tire & some wasted hay for I just have to get some seed 'taters & plant 'em.

    PS - haven't got to the post office yet....your prize-soap will go out tomorrow.

  3. How about a trade? I'll send you some of my goat's milk soap (my first efforts and I am SO pleased with how it turned out! It's just that it isn't enough to really sell, but now I have far more than the family is going to use over the next year. *wry smiles*) and you send me whatever seeds you have the most of and I'll plant them.:)

  4. I would love to try swiss chard actually. Or spinach. I'm not sure is artichokes come from seeds but that would be fun.