“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Friday, December 31, 2010

Goats Night Routine

We are getting ready to bring in the New Year!
Mia is bringing up the rear.



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Thanks

Many thanks to all those who shared their holidays with us and others, because friends and family are what make all the dinners and parties complete.
We have enjoyed the warmth of family and friends in the past days. The gift giving, food, and humor shared, was all part of the fun.
Spending time on the farm with family and no schedule was luxurious.
We played with the goats of course.
But the best part of the holiday - having the kids home.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas!

We have the snow!
Be safe out their all and enjoy the day!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Busy, Christmas Busy

You know how it is.
All the Christmas prep.
The usual routine still there. Buckets to fill. Barn to clean.
Then the daily snow complicates things. I am not tolerating this cold too well.
Lucky for me, my neighbor Karen chose the one nice day to deliver her fall decorations for goat treats.
Then we had a glass of wine for my birthday. Both the gimp knee and the rotator cuff are acting up, so its back to PT for the shoulder for now. Who needs to walk!At least the three showing goats are giving me good humor. We got hay this week-end. Had to wait for a dry day. Visited Jake and his big friends.That's the catch up folks.
More cards to write. Recipes to create (Mouse Tartare?).
Beds to make.....Oh! And the birthday cupcake at the Christmas Dinner at the casino last Saturday.
Nice presentation.
Cake? Eh!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Think Warm

Sarah, of my Michigan family of friends and blog followers, recently bought this shirt for a friend. Wish we were there (Hawaii that is). Been frigid here. My goats would be wearing knitted scarves if we made a t-shirt today!

Thanks for sharing Ann and Paul.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Morning Off

What a gift! Today I got to stay in the house and answer the phone and sip coffee while Dave got the goats out alone. My birthday present!I have had a small stack of presents come in the mail, and I got to slowly unwrap and enjoy each one of them.
Chocolate flavored coffee, loose tea from Germany, goat milk cosmetics, and sweets -all for me!
Does the birthday girl have to clean up?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I've been keeping an eye on the goats in this early turn of snow and cold. One thing I notice about our young buck Ziggy, he doesn't stop eating. While the others in his herd go to shelter, he continues, head down in the snow. Today I got a few photos to better appreciate his resourcefulness. I found the little snow donuts amusing too.
But the fact of the matter is, he is finding green food under what looks like 3 to 4 inches of fluff.
This morning the whole crew was looking for food, and with some success.
Before I had the fences on, they checked out the weeds along the wires.
Not to worry though. They are getting extra rations in the barn, morning and night.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Udder Check

Its that time.
No - not dinner time.
Time to check the calendar and udders for pending kidding dates.
Looks like we have a couple of starts. Why are you looking at that end when you could be looking at my face? Or my smile?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hey Hay!

The photo doesn't do this lovely load of hay justice.
Four years ago (pre-goats) I would have not noticed this!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Back At The Farm...

Don't know about you, but the weather and the Christmas countdown has got me a bit fried already. One minute things are sweet, and the next...Someone is at another's throat.
The wind took apart the fall decorations, so the goats had fun with the corn stalks.
Seems all my decorating efforts went to the birds and goats. At least we recycle here.
Wonder if we should even try for Christmas!