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January Baby Goats

We had goats loose last fall.  We keep the billies separate from the girls until November, so we plan for March babies.  This year...  looks like we are going to have quite a few early births.

Yesterday twin girls, to one of my best moms.  They are doing great -  They are up, running around, and adorable in the snow today.  (we lined the inside of this shelter with hay bales yesterday, knowing the temps would drop, and it would be windy, last night.  It was 2 degrees when I got up this morning)

Then this morning - This little girl is more of a concern for us.  Some of our Boers are born with their front legs not working well right away.  Nutradrench takes care of the problem in a day or two.  This one was born with this, in the snow, and her mom is skittish.  Doesn't seem as interested in standing still for the baby to nurse.  We'll have to watch carefully to make sure she is eating.  We put a calf shelter in the pasture and moved the baby in there so she's separate from the…

Our Sheep

I either need to find a local shearer, or learn to shear, this year!
Daughter with Mom.  Lamb on the left was born last spring.  Mom is a Jacobs, Father was a Suffolk All three of our sheep- our new ram is a Jacobs too.

Recipe - Anniversary Chicken

Boneless chicken breasts marinated in Teriyaki sauce,  then topped with ranch dressing, bacon, and thick slices of cheese
Boneless ChickenTeriyaki SauceRanch DressingCheese (Cheddar was on the original recipe, but I often use colby jack)Bacon or bacon bits Marinate the chicken in teriyaki sauce.
Place in a baking pan, top with a tsp or so of ranch dressing, cheese, and bacon or bacon bits. (Maple smoked bacon from Sam's club is fabulous on this)  Thinly sliced green onions on top are optional too.
Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is bubbly on top.
It's a weird combination of ingredients, but trust me - it's good!  A favorite here.  This is also a great meal to make a lot of in advance, flash freeze, and cook later.