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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Babies!


On March 7th we welcomed two new babes to the farm! Lucille and Vern! Born in the wee early hours, when I got out there at 7 am, they were dried and perfect!  Laverne is a fantastic mom. I'm so proud of these two cutie patooties! 
Lucille, little doll! She is moon spotted like her mother and her father.
Verne is black with brown legs and a white crest on his head. 

I don't know if I ever showed y'all this gorgeous boy... this is Newt. He was born on December 3rd and he is STUNNING! He's thick and his coloring is just striking. I just love him!
Welcome to our farm little ones! We promise to take good cared of you! 


Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Snow in Georgia for the New Year!




It's hard to believe, but we had our first snow of the year and it was only January 3rd!!!

It was a chance, but that chance turned into some beautiful winter weather. 

We made ourselves cozy inside with some good food, books, and time together. I puttered around in the kitchen most of the day... but did stop to fold the mountain of laundry with Carlie as we watched some shows together. It's a fun way to pass the time of laundry!
As Eli headed to work, he called me letting me know that there was a problem! We had a tree down over the road. So he and Abe went and removed the tree so he could go to work and Abe could go hunt!

I knew everyone was cold and after Shannon and Abe being out in the weather Carlie suggested we make a pot of hot chocolate. 
I gathered the ingredients and pulled out the crockpot. 

This is what I used

Crockpot Hot Chocolate
6 cups milk
2 cups cream
(or, like I used 8 cups of whole milk)

1-2 cups of sugar or sweetener of choice and depending on how sweet you like it
OR
1 can of sweetened condensed milk or you could use 1 cup sugar and 1 can sweetened cond. milk

2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups chocolate chips
(we did a mix of milk and semi sweet)

Whisk all ingredients and cook on low stirring occasionally til it is all warmed through and the chocolate is melted.
Usually takes about 2 hours... 
DO NOT turn on hot and walk away too long... it can scorch the milk.

Enjoy!