Spring is here!

Spring is finally here to stay it seems, after a loooong winter. I can’t believe my last post was  “Happy New Year”. Slacker! Well, rest assured I haven’t been idle. It’s been a very busy winter.
Have gotten some interior projects out of the way, more on that later, re-organized the craft room, and other bits and pieces in the re-organize and simplify your life department.
The car has gotten some needed updates, new brakes front and rear, with the regular standard oil changes.

Last fall the bucks were busy making babies, and we’ve had some wonderful news in that department. The 2 does we had staying for a couple of weeks, Tryggur and her friend YoYo, have now given birth to beautiful healthy babies.
Tryggur and Baldur managed to come up with a gorgeous set of quads, of which 3 were doelings. I knew I should have never given up that girl. First freshening she had triplets (2 doelings and a buckling that unfortunately didn’t make it) and now the 2nd freshening quads! Way to go my girl. Yes, I still call her my girl. She is growing into a solid foundation doe.
YoYo and Gjallarson came out with a very cute set of twin doelings. That’s a good start for Gjallarson. He knows how.
Gjallarson had a second visit by Chevy, which was a quick drive-by. Timing was perfect and they were done in an hour or so. From what I understand from Chevy’s owner, she is showing all signs of pregnancy, but not due until end April/early May. We’re waiting in anticipation.

Baldur was 2 years old yesterday, and growing into an amazing young man. I’d have to say he has it all.

This is how they're supposed to look!

This is how they’re supposed to look!

Gjallarson is looking good and has been growing well through the winter. He is a spitting image of his dad Dragonfly SB Gjallar.

Handsom young man with great potential.

Handsom young man with great potential.

Snorri didn’t see any action, but maybe we’re saving the best for the next season. :-) He is growing and developing very nicely, although a bit different than his brother Gjallarson.

I might not be the biggest, but I compensate with big personality!

I might not be the biggest, but I compensate with big personality!

I have to say I miss the birthing season a lot, not having any pregnant girls, but also know I have my limits. There just isn’t the time. However I’m lucky enough to follow at least some of them.

Santi and Amore are amazing. Now I’m just waiting for shearing time, so I can get my hands on their gorgeous fiber. It’s incredible soft and luscious. Not at all like the standard llama fiber, that tends to be more on the coarser side. Santi is the most laid back and patient guy. Very gentle. Amore is more spunky, and not as trustful as Santi, yet he’s very sweet.
I got my blades and cutters back from sharpening, and we’re ready to go when time comes. I’m thinking early/mid May. It all depends on the weather.

It's gonna be hot soon enough, and we need a good shear.

It’s gonna be hot soon enough, and we need a good shear.

Other than that, the list is long on updates and reinforcements to the barn and gates. These guys might be “small” but oh so powerful.
Will try to keep things more up to date, and I have to find a way to redo this blog to where I want it. I’m also working on adding more information on www.friggsgoats.com and redo some of it. However since computer time is not something I really enjoy, it tends to end at the bottom of the pile.

Now I’m heading outside, enjoying a gorgeous day, with plenty projects at hand.

Happy New Year!

The year started off with some really cold weather here. Luckily the snow didn’t end up as bad as it could have, which always helps. But the below freezing temps and wind, still makes for some biting cold.The heating element I have in the water tank can’t even keep up with this cold, so the tank is frozen solid now. Normally it works pretty good, but this last week must have been too much.

The boys are doing very well considering the cold. I have to admit I was a tad worries about the bucks, but they all snuggle up with the big guys, and everybody stays warm it seems. They also got some additional cozy hay/straw bedding.

There still is plenty to be done blog wise, with re-arranging things, but it keeps ending at the bottom of the list. I’ll get to it one of these days I recon.
I’ve finished a couple of knitting projects during the holidays, so at least that’s moving along. I had gotten a custom order for a baby hat that turned out really cute.
Take a look, isn’t Elias cute in his new little hat? I was worried about the fit, only having measurements, but it turned out fine.

Elias' custom hat Custom alpaca baby hat

The other project I finally finished, after waiting for the buttons for the longest time, is a cabled vest. I’ll have to get some better pictures before putting it up for sale, but it will be for sale.

Handknit cabled vest

Other than that things are moving along. Everybody is settling in nicely after the changes this summer. Boys are easier than girls in some regards, however they are quite a lot more destructive in their behavior (bucks in rut), so more time is spent on repairs. I don’t mind at all.
Hopefully I’ll get this blog sorted sooner rather than later, and get it to where I want it. I’m also working on figuring out how to be able to sell items directly from here, and have a separate linked shop/market. Stay tuned!