24 June 2007

New Farmgirls

We welcomed some new farmgirls to Tuppinz this week:

Little Orphan Annie, whom you met in my last post, came to us weighing less than six ounces. Here she is on her second day with us. Today, her third day, she weighed 8.4 ounces! So far, so good... but there's a long road ahead.

Here's Ada, a two-month-old Oberhasli doeling, bonding with our Alpine/Toggenburg wether Pippin. We've wanted an Ob for ages, and Ada was the only available doeling we could find in the state. Like our sheep breeds, Oberhasli goats are on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy priority list.

Four Icelandic ewe lambs will also be joining us in August. Their names are Bjork, Birta, Asta, and Aquavit; two are black/gray, and two are badger-faced. Asta is named after a friend of ours who lives in Iceland, and Birta is named after her daughter.

This is Nellie, our new (old) Ford 8N tractor. She was born in the 50's. I guess we are real farmers now (which means no going back - we can't park this thing in a driveway in the suburbs!)


Stephanie said...

Oh - good luck with the kitten. It's a challenge to hand raise them but so rewarding!

Nannette said...

Go Annie! YAY! I'm glad she's improved so quickly. =D

Denise in Kent, WA said...

Annie looks so sweet! Give her a nuzzle for me. Best of luck to you both.

So you got the tractor? Neat! How does Ada like her new digs (and companions) so far?

Beth said...

You're growing in leaps and bounds!

Ellen said...

Hi Stasia,

I hope the kitten is doing better. I know she has a good home.

Our first tractor was a Ford 8N. It was a great little tractor and I miss it. Now we have a Farmall Super C and a Farmall Cub, both great.

Enjoy it all,


Beth S. said...

Your farm is really growing! :-) I hope Annie pulls through. You'll have a very devoted cat if she does, I imagine. :-)

And I love that you are getting a ewe called Bjork. Hee! :-)

Rebecca said...

I went to your blog because of your comment about watching Firefly during MS3. Your farm looks really fun, I think it's a great idea about the ALBC priority list. And you can't go wrong with Icelandic sheep seeing as they are triple-purpose animals. ;)

Good luck with that cute kitty!

Taueret said...

that kittie is so tiny. Is there anything sweeter than kittens?

Robin said...

My dog is named Little Orphan Annie although at 79 lbs, she's no longer little! I got her from the Ace Hardware store! Your annie is adorable and the other animails, also.