Livestock

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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 :-)…
Balance

Balance

I've been reflecting on titles and labels a bit recently. Maybe it's the transition I'm making as I settle into my new job and introduce myself over and over and over again to people who seem genuinely curious about who I am. . . Or the fact that Kim and I will celebrate a decade together on this journey of ours…
Decisions

Decisions

It's been a full month and we still haven't decided what to do with these two cuties. We don't want/don't have the space, time, need, or wherewithal to keep both of them as bucks so we've been waiting to see what their personalities are before making a final decision. Regardless, to keep one or both of them, we'd need to build…
Every Ounce Counts

Every Ounce Counts

We milked Mama for the first time today! There was resistance and cooperation, more resistance, a bit of grain nibbling, a calm moment or two and more resistance. Exactly how one might expect a goat to react who's never been milked before. No surprises here. Poor Mama, though. So, in an effort to keep the experience as positive for all…
Disbudding Day

Disbudding Day

It truly was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. I'm not sure there are sufficient or appropriate words for today and there are no photos of the process. Necessary? Yes. Something we got through because we had to? Yes. Terrifying/stressful/heartbreaking? Absolutely. I did my best to soothe each baby, with it's tiny head in my hands, with my…