Trying to figure out how I’m ever going to tell her no...
Thank you SO much to @mermaidofthesprings
for bringing your babies out and to Richie for being the official goat wrangler and photographer! I can't wait to see all the great pics coming. .
My heart is full from all the love and fellowship we had today with friends old and new, two and four-legend. .
I've heard people say that things like goat yoga are making a mockery of an ancient practice. I disagree totally. We had two brand new students who had never tried yoga before and loved it, and it brought some much needed fun and play to everyone's day. The world is full of so much seriousness and negativity that we should embrace any form of positivity we can. I truly believe this brought a good energy and love to everyone who joined us today. .
Take today to find some "fun" in your day no matter what shape or form. Namaste xo. #goatyoga #sanitygurus #joy #play #fun #yoga #bestofgainesville #gainesville #floridayogis #goats #goatsofinstagram #wellness #happy #positivevibes #positivity #findyourselfandlovewhatyoufind
I’m just a human, standing in front of a goat, hoping he won’t headbutt me...
Babies goats are everything. @brokenshovels
has the best babies around.
So what does a horse retirement farm do with all that horse manure? We compost it into black gold utilizing it in one of our many perennial borders. This garden created in our pine trees-planted in 1989 as seedlings & watered daily by hand with my infant daughter in a carrier-is entering its fourth year. All the Hostas were liners/seedlings as were the perennial flowers. Majority of the bulbs were divided from bulbs elsewhere on the farm. #OrchardEquineRetirement
is home to hundreds of thousands of Spring & Summer flowering bulbs and perennial flowers, all growing in soil enriched from the composted manure produced by the retired horses , #goats
, & free range chickens who call our farm home. The manure and bedding produced on the farm is stacked and turned with our tractor, thus introducing O2 into the pile required to keep the temperatures up & the aerobic -good bacteria-digesting the bedding-carbon & manure-nitrogen-into a rich crumbly organic mix that not only fertilizes our plants but also enriches the soil with moisture retentive soil. Temperatures inside the pile, measured with a thermometer that extends to the inside of the pile reach temperatures of 175° & higher. Too high for flies to breed & high enough to kill parasites & seeds. Properly managed compost piles do not smell. If they smell that means the pile is too wet or is not receiving enough O2 & must be turned more often. Gray mild inside the pile is a sign of anaerobic bacteria-bad organisms that are not beneficial to the soil.
#retiredhorses #horseretirementfarm #retiredhorsesofinstagram #settingthestandard #ourfarm #lovegardening #lovehorses #loveanimals
#composting #blackgold #horsemanure #perennials #perennialborder #loveliesbleeding #hostas #cardinalflower #astilbe #rodale #rodaleinstitute #organicgardening
I love baby goats... just saying. One of the pregnant does I sold at the beginning of the year had twins this week! How exciting! A boy and a girl, both have dark moon spots! So darling! It made my day to go see them. I've been so busy I forget to update ya'll, but I've built a lot of stuff and I'll get some good pics today so I can share with you next week!! As for today, I have to finish building a brooder box, check if we have any hatched babies in the run, do laundry, oil change in the car, clean said car, go make an appearance at my family reunion at noon, run errands for my kids trip next week, and pack for said trip.. its gonna be a busy Saturday... have I mentioned how much I love CBD oil? Random? Yeah. But can I function as a normal human being without it now? Nope. Lol more on that fun stuff later... peace out.