Goats

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Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown I do believe Mama is officially pregnant!  How do I know without a blood test or an ultrasound? She's asking for love and letting me pet her again, with a passion :-)  She is usually very aloof, but we learned last year that this changes dramatically when she's pregnant. So, YAY! (Pretty sure Lucy & Ethel are pregnant, too,…
Breeding Season

Breeding Season

Breeding Season appears to have actually been made up of just a few short Breeding Days. . .at least for Mama and Lucy. . . Since Ricky's arrival, our three ladies have been in such a tizzy! Though in heat right before he got here, they all swiftly went back into heat and all had their peaks within days of…
Blue Eyed Buck

Blue Eyed Buck

So. . . This happened yesterday: Kim and I have talked at length about our next steps with this little herd of ours and the answer is that we have no definitive answer yet. We know we love keeping our three ladies. We know Mama is a pain in the ass on the stand. (We are still hopeful that will…
Milking Mama

Milking Mama

Mama Mello is a pain in the ass on the milking stand. I don't mean a little persnickety, or tough to get up on the stand, I mean kicking, screaming, falling down on purpose, ridiculousness. If my Homesteading Dreams weren't so tightly wrapped up in her I might give up entirely... But damn, her milk is good! Let me back…
Deep Gratitude

Deep Gratitude

We spent some very intentional time with The Boys over the last few days...watching them, playing with them, feeding them grain...thanking them. Thanking them for their lessons... For their beauty... For their grace. Thanking them for stepping into our lives and showing us another piece of ourselves in this grand puzzle that is our journey. : : : : : …
Shown, Unshown – September-into-October

Shown, Unshown – September-into-October

I've been missing this space and, being so full of so many stories to tell, unsure of how to make a re-entry. And so here we are, more than half-way through October and I'm barely editing many of September's captures. I'll chalk it up to the busy-ness of work and Studio Tour prep, farm life and family life. All good,…
The Goat General

The Goat General

Oh man! This girl and her goats are just the cutest, aren't they?! She loves the cartoon Heidi (yes, based off the horrible old movie that is hard to watch at times but also has some pretty good lessons). . . Hence the super cute yet very determined (elbows high) walk she does as she's leading the goats around :-)…