Hello, We're James and Eileen

After over 1.5 years of writing blog posts under our offal pseudonyms we finally came to the conclusion that it's time to use our own names. Hell, it's almost Spring, why not start it off with a bang?

Back when we had jobs in the city and no one knew our true aspiration to become farmers (gasp!) it seemed more prudent to keep our names under wraps. We didn't want to cause any trouble for (or with) our employers, as many of you can understand. But at the same time we wanted to share our experience and thus came the monikers of Scrapple and Sweetbreads.

It's been a wonderful experience and we've met so many incredible people through the blog. We're looking forward to continuing down that road and now, finally, also having the opportunity to form some face-to-face friendships with our local customers this coming year! 

It's been a joy writing the blog and interacting with so many wonderful readers on a daily basis. We look forward to continuing the story under our real names.

And now back to our regularly scheduled farm posts...


Due Dates and Baby Bumps

It is almost time! Ever since we bred the goats this past October, I've been counting down to their due dates. The anticipation has increased many fold since drying them off early in January. For the past few months our schedule has been wildly different than our previous days on the farm. My twice a day treks out into the pasture to collect the herd and intimate one-on-one milking time with each goat has been reduced to our once daily visit when we check on the herd, give fresh water, and feed hay, sprouted grains and minerals. The luxury of drinking the milk from our own herd and eating the cheese we make from it has been suspended until our goats are back in milk this Spring. The return of these enjoyable pieces of our farm life will be accompanied by something I'm looking forward to just as much as the milk (maybe more) - baby goats!

By mid April we should have anywhere from 5 to 16 kids bounding around the farm. You may be thinking "5 to 16? Huh?". Well...

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