Thursday, May 7, 2015

Will be "blogging" from our Facebook page: Kindereich Farm LLC

Please like our page: Kindereich Farm LLC on Facebook to follow the ups and downs of farming life as we try to take our hobby and make it a self-sustaining farm!  This is going to be long, arduous process but I think we are up to the task.  Join us on this journey, we hope to inspire you to do a little more on your own also and not depend so much on others.  God has given us this wonderful opportunity and we hope not to squander even a moment.
Praying God's blessings on you and yours,
Sondra

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bursting at the Seams!

An update from Samantha at Kindereich Farm: 5/1/2015
Just spent over an hour helping Vinyaya deliver triplets. Baby #1, a buckling (still born), had a huge head and was feet first. His head got lodged behind her tale bone. I had to go in, loop a cord over his head, push his legs back under his torso and pull him out. Baby #2, a doeling, was completely backwards with her back legs folded under herself. I had to go in, unfold her legs and pull her out backwards by her feet. Baby #3, a doeling, was facing the right way but was sideways. By this point Vinyaya was so tired she wasn't even trying to push anymore. I ended up having to go in once again, turn the baby right way up, loop the cord around her head and pull her out as well. I'm sore, my forearms are bruised from where she had contractions while I had my arm inside her, and I'm covered in a variety of fluids and goo.... But, despite the fact I've never done anything like this before, only had a few vague mental images from a manual and a time when I was 6 and mom had to help a doe deliver, and a very rushed phone call with a vet that I heard second hand.... momma and both doelings are healthy and safe! We are all exhausted!!! Welcome Fleur (light) and Gabrielle (dark)!!!! Hope your life is a bit smoother from now on!!!
She has had quite the harrowing day, thankfully this is our last doe to kid and the rest are all healthy.


So the count is 7 doelings and 2 bucklings (1 stillborn), that is a ratio we have never been blessed with before.  We have always had more bucks than does, this is a great problem to have...so many sweet babies and I am still up here and they are all down there. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Messages from the Nest: By God's Grace to be happy, healthy & self sufficient: The Great Move to Southwest MO!

Messages from the Nest: By God's Grace to be happy, healthy & self sufficient: The Great Move to Southwest MO!: We have been in the process of moving our 12 person household form East central MO to the most Southwest corner of MO since mid January.  3 ...

The Great Move to Southwest MO!

We have been in the process of moving our 12 person household form East central MO to the most Southwest corner of MO since mid January.  3 of my children have been down there since then and my husband travels back and forth.  A couple of the other kids have been down but are back now helping me here at the homestead.  Kindereich Farm has officially moved and is up and running, Samantha is doing a great job managing the goats and being the "foreman" when my husband is called away.  Noah and Jacob are EXCELLENT farm hands and construction workers, they have run more fence than they will ever want to admit and have helped the contractors put up siding and hang insulation and drywall in the boys house.  They helped do the interior of the goat barn (even pouring concrete in the milking stall and are building a chicken house with their father, so much done, still much to do! They still have to build rabbit housing for our hutches so they can go down but everyday they are making great progress.
Here we are packing, packing, packing!  Lily was dusting and washing walls to prep them for patching and painting (a very big job in a 10 bedroom house!).  Nathan & Matt have been doing all of the grunt work and removing of shelves, screws in walls, and all the general "manly" work that goes into moving a hobby farm. We have been keeping up on the mowing and trim work too, the time between rainstorms has been just enough so it can be dry enough to mow.  Johanna has been a packing fiend...she has most every room boxed and labeled, she hasn't done much in her own room but I think that is a comfort thing (that time will come!).  Nicki & Hayden have boxed up their stuff but she works a lot and he is only 4, his Lightning McQueen bed will be the last thing packed, you can be sure of that!
AN UPDATE FROM KINDEREICH FARM
This year has been a banner year for baby goats for us, of our 6 kids 5 have been doelings! (We are still pending one more birthing...stay tuned the first week of May for those results)
We have also added a guardian to our farm, Koda the Wonder Dog, a Great Pyrenees pup is being raised with the baby goats to protect and serve his flock.
We will be adding 60 baby chicks soon and then the rabbits will be down there too...never a dull moment at Kindereich Farm!





FYI: baby goats are the best therapy! Are you sad today? Go play with the babies.  Has life got you down? Go play with the babies. Just in need of a general pick me up? Go play with the babies. Or pet a fluffy puppy, that will work too!

God is good all the time and all the time God is good!
Praying God's blessings on you and yours,
Sondra

Friday, April 17, 2015

Long Time No See! (sorry about that!)

I know it has been quite a while since we last met...I have had a lot on my plate.  Things haven't changed much but I thought I'd drop in and say hi.  I miss writing to you and about what is going on in my family and our homestead.
Since the last time I spoke to you we have decided to move to the most southwest corner of Missouri and set up shop there.  Since mid-January 1 of our daughters and 2 of our sons have taken up residence at the new Kindereich Farm and have been spearheading the renovations while my husband travels back and forth.  Some of the other kids have gone down to help then returned to me back here at the nest but we can not wait to have all 12 of us together again at the Farm.
Samantha is milking 3 goats right now (2 more to kid soon) and feeding 3 babies (just weaned 1) while being the Foreman as contractors have come and go while my husband has been up here.  We are so blessed to have them down there, they keep everything moving and we can trust the work is getting done.  Samantha, Noah & Jacob have run more fence than they care to measure to keep all the goats contained and safe, the next project is the chicken run, we are getting 60 chicks at the end of the month so we should be able to sell eggs in the fall.
Here at the nest we are packing, packing and packing...cleaning will commence once we have the movers take out all the boxes and furniture.
Life is never dull, God is forever blessing us though we do not deserve it. He is faithful even when we are not.
Thank you Jesus for your many gifts; life, health, family...just to name a few.

Look for more Messages from the Nest soon!
Praying God's continued blessings on you and yours,
Sondra





Monday, November 3, 2014

Winds of Change...

There are many things in every life that pulls us in different directions, but, it is time to put our lives into perspective.  Look at what and who is important and protect it/them, there is a wind of change coming...
Wide spread disease is on the horizon, a hard winter has been predicted, large companies are laying people off by the hundreds, are you prepared? Are you ready?  No one can have every inevitable scenario covered but there are things you can do, it does take effort, it does take time but most of all you will have to be determined.  No matter what others say, no matter the naysayers who will certainly be knocking on your door when the time of need arises.
Don't be the one whose children are hungry, thirsty or cold.  Don't be the one who can not take care of your elderly parent or grandparent.  With thoughts of love and responsibility prepare for the winds of change.

I have previously posted the 3 things we tell people to do when they want to get started, if you have not read it please scroll back and look, read and follow the additional links.

I pray for all those who deny it is coming, I pray for all those who see it and want to do something about it.

May your efforts be blessed,
Sondra

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Time to evaluate what is important ~

I just changed my cover photo, and it brought a thought to my mind, what is important.  Why do I do what I do?

My family is one of the most important things in my life, they are the reason I am who I am and do what I do.  God has given me this special blessing, not for my pleasure, though they give me great joy, but to serve and protect.  Yes, this is a great responsibility but one that sustains me, knowing they depend on me and that it is my job to raise them to care for others the same way.

Using life to teach them about what is right and wrong, seeing the choices others have made and learning some of the lessons from the consequences they receive as to not repeat them or to make those changes that will bring good results.

Right now I am considering health and wellness, I was not raised with good nutrition and I have had trouble over the years being consistent and staying on track.  Juice Plus is helping me do that, making me better so I can better care for those around me, not just family but friends and others in need.  How am I to do that effectively if I am not at my best?  Now is the time to make those changes so maybe my children will not have such difficulty as they get older, maybe they can learn from from my past mistakes and make those changes now.

Exercise, better nutrition, and a closer daily walk with God that is my goal.  Join me and we shall raise a generation that has the good health and heart to serve and protect those around them, that have good health and a heart for God.

Please pray daily and stay in God's word.

Pray, Praise and Give Thanks,
Sondra