My day begins by 4 am. I start off my day with computer work until about 5:30 am, when I start stretching and Yoga. By 6 am our community cats are at the back door waiting for me to come out and feed them. After they are fed, the indoor barn cats are fed then the goats are fed and let out of their stalls and into the main pen area for the day. Then all of the stall hay feeders are filled back up for the night time, stalls and litter boxes are cleaned until 6 pm when it starts over again with everyone being fed again. After 7:30pm all of the goats are back in their stalls for the night, I do my final cleaning for the day with litter boxes and the main pen. To finish the night off, I refill daytime hay feeders, brush some of the goats and then go inside and wait for spearmint to lay down or to tell me that I need to come and lay down with her before I’m able to go to bed.
My wife was eating a healthier diet before me since she has been fighting Hashimoto’s and Diabetes for a few years. Now that she is also a Vegan, hopefully she will finally see improvement with these health issues. She don’t get up as early as I do. She starts her day a 6 am Monday – Friday with her working an 8 to 5 job, then afterwards going to the gym.
On the weekends, the routine care is done like hoof trimmings and such. All of the stalls are completely cleaned out, the pine shavings and the straw is replaced with new stuff. We change litter boxes that need to be replaced. Most repairs or special projects are completed on the weekends. So to some it up, we are always busy.
I’m asked a lot of what I eat in a typical day. For me a normal day would be for breakfast, a cup of OJ, some oatmeal made with almond milk, topped with mixed berries and 1 cup of ground up raw almonds mixed in. For lunch if I’m on the road, I will find a Chipotle because I’m addicted to their Sofritas “tofu”, and eating at restaurants is usually not the healthiest choice because most of it has oil and is high in sodium. At home for lunch or dinner, we eat a lot of veggie burgers or cauliflower crust pizzas that I make. Snacks range from apples, bananas, grapes, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers and rice cakes. You can make any normal food dish all plant based.