What does this picture say to you?

It may look innocent enough but it's a real trouble maker. See that little tan guy behind the black one? He was the first goat I saw as drove by the front pasture on March 14, 2013 (I'll tell you why the date is significant in a minute.) He was grazing in the front pasture, …

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Brooks and Natalie are together

Natalie and Brooks are pets -- not just goats. They're together because Natalie has been sold and her new owner wants her bred before she moves to her new home. Normally I wouldn't do this but Natalie's new family is well versed in goats and knowledgeable with goat birthing. I'm comfortable that Natalie will be …

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We’re all making tracks in the ice

This snow/ice storm is taxing on everyone, including me and Bob.  Sigh ... just like everyone else in this storm. We're thankful that our families are warm, safe, and comfortable. But the babies will be warmer in the back barn. It has smaller stalls for critters that need more attention. THEY may not want the …

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More snow! Mother Nature WHAT are you thinking

Is this snow/freezing weather gonna kill pasture bugs? If yes, then OK, I'll 'happily' deal with it. BUT if not, then I'm not gonna be happy. I know you don't care, and you're gonna do what you want anyway. But I'd like to think there's a good reason for this snow/freezing weather. We have put …

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Conversing with Mother Nature

ANOTHER snow system? Goody. 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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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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The sauna is working very well.

You just gotta love this humidity. That's why I look forward to cleaning the barn every morning. Morning is the ONLY time it could be cleaned because it's the coolest time of day. Apparently I'm the only critter out there who suffers. We have two very large fans, ceiling fans, and a gentle breeze flowing …

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