We accomplished a lot this year on the ranch! There was another freeze in the winter where the lock on our gate was frozen shut! Fortunately, we eventually got it open by chiseling the ice away. The goats fared well during the freezing weather staying cozy in their new goat houses. We completed several big construction projects on the ranch including installing our rainwater collection system, the bathroom inside the shop, installation of the car lift and our new custom metal gates along with garage door openers for the shop. In the fall, Michele attended several cheese-making classes in preparation for our milk production next year and made her first cheese (a Colby cheese from grocery store milk - delicious!). The goats have finally reached the size where we can start breeding. We had all of our required health and safety testing done in the fall thanks to the help of Dr. New on a very muddy Labor day weekend and everyone in the herd came up clean! We have started our breeding program small, breeding only 6 of our 10 does and all SIX are pregnant - yay! We anticipate kids to arrive in March of 2022 and we are so excited. One of our biggest accomplishments in 2022 was the purchase of 31 additional acres of land adjacent to the ranch to expand our operations. We are so excited and cannot wait to see what the next year brings!
Happy New Year from Twin HH Ranch!