A Letter from the Editor
This is our first issue of the Akin Acres Moo’s Letter. We will have articles about happenings on the farm, hints/tips for customers, and highlights of what’s going on with the family that runs the farm, (usJ).
School has started back up after the holidays. The family is starting to get back into a schedule. Life is smoothing out, (I think!). We are looking forward to spring, with it the warmer weather, and, green! Green grass, green leaves, green everywhere you look!
This issue contains important events from ’06, dates for important events that are coming up, and hints and tips for the upcoming season. I hope you enjoy reading this Moo’s Letter!
Jacquelynn Akin, Editor
A quick thanks to all our goat customers for their patience as we have had to decrease our goat milk sales. The does are just drying up in preparation for kidding. Kidding then brings us a fresh supply of milk, and fun!
On May 8th, 2006 Jacquelynn purchased Dixie. The first horse to live at Akin Acres, Dixie is a registered Missouri Fox Trotter. She is almost nine years old, bay with a little white, 14.1 hands high, and sweet! Jacquelynn is using Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship with Dixie. She is learning to accept the saddle so that we can ride her.
This past year Brent, John, and Dad worked on getting our two dead Saturns to run again. The tan wagon is completely fixed running quite well. It received a new engine. The little red manual transmission Saturn still has some quirks to work out, such as not shifting into different gears. The boys spent along time pulling out the engine and then putting a new one in. They are hoping to get it running soon so that we are able to sell the car and get it off of our lot, out of our hair , and into our bankJ