Today we had a visitor come from Gatesville to help us learn how to milk our goats.
Dawn Tull calls her farm the Funny Farm, and she needed a mama goat to help with some of the kids she raises by hand. Here’s the story:
Some photos show her being led away and in the back of the truck for a ride to her new home.
Everybody gets in on the action.
Our new friend, Dawn from Funny Farm.
Lucy, loaded up and ready to go.
And of course, the gratuitous baby photo.
Kathryn Milica Klajic, 6 days old.
Keep an eye out for new products made from goat milk, and don’t forget all the great stuff in our online inventory!
Ljubomir Farms Online Store.
To all in the western traditions who celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior this night, we wish you a Merry Christmas.
This one is for the ladies, in particular the married ones who read here. I don’t normally talk about relationship stuff on here, and its kind of a policy. This is our farm blog. But family and relationships are part of what makes this us, so I wanted to share something with you.
I was looking through our wedding photos tonight, and I notice something I never really saw before. I look at my husband like this–A LOT.
That first one was snapped during a staging moment for another photo where the groomsmen would be “handing me over” to Scott. But he lifted me up and put me in their arms like I was a rag doll. Here I am doing it again:
I can’t help it. And most of the time I do it when I think he wont notice, because I feel silly. Notice how in both photos he is not looking back at me.
I am not sure why. But this look says “you are leading. I am just waiting to see what crazy thing you have planned for us next.”
And I think you can cultivate it in yourself if you aren’t already like this. Next time your husband walks in the door, give him the doe eyes. If you let yourself do it, I think you will feel like you did back when he first caught your attention. There is no need to withhold this.
We had a great time at Marble Falls Christmas Market on Main last Saturday. We met a lot of nice people and sold some goodies.
The weather was great and even though Scott was a little under the weather, he stuck it out and did the heavy lifting as always. At the end of the day we packed it up and said goodbye to new friends.
And now we are ready to fully introduce the Mikey and Me Collection, which has its own dedicated page on the store site:
Mikey and Me.
There are some additional new products online just in time for Christmas, like these pillows:
Square Christmas Pillows
So come by and take a look! Take care,
Scott and Mychael.
This week was crazy. We had to jam three weeks into one, because Scott was pulled away at the last minute for a two mission in California. So, we had to get out to Elgin Christmas Tree Farm and get our tree:
Scott and David tie the tree to the top of the car.
We had to get the house decorated, outside and in. We also had to pick up a couple of new Americanas, because we have had bad luck with chicks from the big chain stores (out of eleven, only 4 lived). So we went back to see our friends Gordon and Tiffany Lester at Hill Country Feed and picked up two that almost ready to start to laying. The local hatchers tend to take better care of their birds.
And all the while, Mychael picked up a couple of mid-week shifts at the hospital and continued to sew her butt off making the last few items to sell this Saturday at Marble Falls Christmas Market on Main.
Cloth baby rattle cubes and Christmas wands.
And now, Scott is sick, which pretty much means a lot of the heavy lifting/outside farming stuff grinds to a halt. We hope he gets better before Saturday. We are looking forward to seeing anyone willing to come out. Its supposed to be a pretty nice day.
So this evening, we finished decorating the tree and built a fire.
1100 lights on our 12 foot tree!
I think we are caught up, sort of. Just one last push til the big day. We hope to see you there!
Scott and Mychael
Mychael and her mom have been working their butts off getting ready for our appearance at the Christmas on Main market in Marble Falls. The event is on December ninth in historic downtown Marble Falls.
And make sure you are aware–the first batch of these will only be sold at the market. Once we come back from that event, we will place the remaining inventory on the store site for purchase.
We will also be bringing Milica’s Gathering Aprons (no two are exactly the same) and Tea Towels which can you buy at the market or order special with whatever image you want.
But, the Mikey and Me line is the featured attraction. Check these out:
I knew my wife was talented, but these are truly impressive. Each one is hand made, one at a time. And no two are the same. So come out to Marble Falls and see us. We are really looking forward to it!
If you would like to see us in person, please come by Christmas Market on Main, in Marble Falls Texas. It’s coming up on December 9th and 10th:
Christmas Market on Main
We will be bringing all our inventory, including the newest items–Mychael’s Christmas Jelly and Mikey and Me:
First batch of Christmas Jelly off the assembly line.
We would love to meet our customers if you can make it. Merry Christmas and see you there!
We assume that this photo from customer Chris Gale in New Zealand means he likes the hat:
We’re running out of this style, so come by the online store and get yours-
Ljubomir Farms Baseball Cap
Today we spent the day getting one of our Christmas products ready–a jelly made with cranberries, strawberries and orange. We had to get organized first and Mychael and Gammy had to catch up on sewing.
Same basic process as last time, just its easier now that we are back in our nicer house.
Fresh, clean, cranberries, strawberries and oranges.
Zesting the orange peels.
Sterilizing the jars.
Boiling up the ingredients.
All while Aleksandar sleeps the afternoon away.
First batch of Christmas Jelly off the assembly line.
Stop by the store and buy some before Christmas!
Christmas Jelly at Ljubomir Farms
Well, we didn’t really go to Scotland. However, the Klajic clan is not just Serbian. Our family has quite a bit of Scot in the tree. There are names like Leach, Gehring, Cooper, and others. In fact, Mychael’s family can be traced all the way back to Wallace–yes, that Wallace.
So we went to the Scottish Gathering and Highland Games in Salado today. We saw some pretty cool stuff there.
We snapped a picture of Mychaels mom with the Wallace tartan.
Three generations. Laura, Mychael and Kathryn (due in February)
And of course, the coolest part–the music.
It seems we are also settling into a new “tradition.” At the end of a day like this, we always sit on a bench somewhere and watch the kids play for a few minutes before heading home.