Day TWO of Barn Cleaning: Too tired and too wet to take pictures

Don and I put our phones in his car so they wouldn't get wet. He put a CD in the car player and we worked almost all day. He finished washing the barn while I started cleaning stuff we'd removed. The task at hand is to clean everything BEFORE it goes back into the barn. …

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We’re taking a ‘barn cleaning’ break

It's been long over due but we're cleaning the big barn. It's entirely too dirty to house newborns, and out of the question dirty for milking; we need 'sanitary' in the milking area. So, for the first time ever, I'm taking time out from making our goat milk soaps so I can get ready for …

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What a snow season that was: I say WAS b …

What a snow season that was: I say WAS because we're hoping that the snow is all gone for the season. Those of us who made it through the season are stronger and our hearts are with the goats that didn't make it. Each passing has been logged in our chronicle of lessons learned. I …

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Conversing with Mother Nature

ANOTHER snow system? Goodie. Look Mother Nature, out here at the ranch, we need running water in all the barns, so please keep the temperature above 35. Otherwise I have to haul water buckets to four different pens. Do you know how much water weights? Yes, of course you do. Sorry, I wasn't thinking. Well, …

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The things we do for our critters

Being snowed in isn't so bad. That is IF you have enough supplies. At our place that means hay for our critters. Good news/bad news: today is the last day of our hay. Guess I'll be venturing out tomorrow or later this afternoon. With that being said, it's been wonderful just hanging out with everyone. …

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Merry Christmas, Everyone

Merry Christmas, Everyone. What a perfect morning. Husband is still sleeping. Poor baby came down with the flu a couple of days ago so we've postponed our family Christmas until he feels better. Two of the dogs are playing next to my desk. Lilly and Meister are almost non-stop playing machines. They'll play a while …

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Happy Holidays with the Goat Bells

Happy Holidays Everyone: For the past few years Karin Christensen with Scientific Animation & Illustration has released her famous Carol of the Goat Bells around this time of year. The goats, the song, and the sentiment combined put a smile on my face, warms my heart, and sparks even more of the Holiday spirit within …

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