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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…
Country Chickens

Country Chickens

Despite my romanticized visions of perpetually gorgeous views with all sorts of beautiful farm animals frolicking about it's becoming abundantly clear that real life often looks a bit different. Case in point: Country chickens. They are a funky bunch. They are brave and stupid. (Stupidly brave?) They escape the coop and get attacked by dogs. When the survive, they're usually…
You’ve got to be kidding me!

You’ve got to be kidding me!

Oh boy! Do I have a story to tell you!!! It's quite long, a full three chapters, so sit back, get comfy, and enjoy the ride :-) Spoiler Alert: It's mostly about baby goats, but there are a couple of other pieces of today's puzzle I'd like to share, too. 1 - Mama Delivered!!! Late last night, just as Kim,…
New Life

New Life

The ducklings had their first peek at sunshine today! Not only is Kitty giving them just a bit more breathing room, but she actually got off her clutch for a few minutes! Of course, I didn't have my camera on me when that happened, but it was glorious none-the-less! The sweet little fluff balls are starting to push out from…
Homestead Hacks

Homestead Hacks

Alright, serious question here...Who doesn't need a few extra hours in their day? Right. We're all trying to do so much all the time! I know I feel super busy and pressed for time more often than not, so when I come across something that either saves me time or saves me from some stress, I'm all over it! So,…
How to Pressure Cook an Old Laying Hen

How to Pressure Cook an Old Laying Hen

One of the hardest parts about keeping laying hens is the act of culling them. Hands down. No matter how intentionally we began on this path of keeping chickens or how many times we think about or talk about the process, it just doesn't get any easier. I know I have said this before, but I do believe that this…