Morning Walk – New Year’s Day

Morning Walk – New Year’s Day

In order to celebrate a proper closing of 2016 and ring in the New Year with a (relative) bang, some friends spent the night with us on New Year's Eve with their three-year-old. The kids played and watched a couple of movies while we ate a Steam Pot, enjoyed desert, and treated ourselves to some Adult Beverages before we all…
2016 into 2017

2016 into 2017

2016 was quite a doozie, but they really all are, aren't they? If we're paying attention, staying present, pushing ourselves to learn more/do more/be more. . . If we're standing firmly in our Learning Zone, open to new ideas and opportunities, growing, changing, evolving as people on this planet, then Challenge is really just around every corner, isn't it? And…
Warm December Days

Warm December Days

There is a cold front moving in as I type this but I can't really complain. . . We have experienced an unseasonably warm December has been absolutely gorgeous! Light jackets, tons of sunshine, and plenty of opportunities for running / jumping / sweeping / watering /pure fun filled outside play. I'll happily take the moisture that is headed our way…
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…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee... I'd greet you with a great big hug and tell you how wonderful it is to see you! I'd thank you for meeting me and we'd order the beverage of our choices before taking our seats in the cozy, comfy chairs in the corner of one of my favorite Coffee Shops (there are errands to…
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…