Darn it, Thomas!

Darn it, Thomas!

Thomas Jefferson has grown up quite a bit since his debut. He’s gone from a helpless kitten to a teenaged tomcat that is already an accomplished hunter. The mouse population has dwindled in the barn, and he can frequently be found stalking, chasing and catching vermin of all sorts. In that regard, he has been just great. Except… darn it, Thomas! You weren’t SUPPOSED to become a house cat! Yes, he makes excursions out to the barn, but for the…

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Packed

Packed

Well, we’re packed to full capacity here. What with the turkeys and the quarter cow in our freezer, all the milk and eggs… we have officially run out of appliance space. We are very fortunate. We have 4 free range turkeys, a freezer full of grass fed beef, loads of farm fresh eggs and so much raw goat milk that we don’t miss it even when the cheese spoils. If this is not wealth, then I don’t know what is….

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For the Sake of Cheese

For the Sake of Cheese

We’re winding up 1 full year of goat ownership. It’s been tons of fun, and I feel like we’ve gotten to know these girls well over that time. We feed them, water them, clean up after them, we helped them birth their babies and we visit them twice every day to milk. This Thanksgiving I counted our goats, the experiences we’ve had and the dairy that they provide for us high on the list of blessings that I am thankful…

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For When You Realize It’s Worth It

For When You Realize It’s Worth It

There are a lot of days when it just doesn’t seem worth it. On some days, I genuinely wonder why we don’t buy milk in jugs from the store and get packaged meals a couple of times a week. Then, this past Monday happened. All three of the boys had dentist appointments. I always dread taking them, not because they’re poorly behaved (they’re always very well behaved at the dentist), but because somebody always, ALWAYS, has cavities. I remember the…

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Hygge

Hygge

We hit record lows this weekend.  Temperatures in the teens before we’ve even hit Thanksgiving is NOT my idea of a good time.  Between the shorter days and the bitter cold, I’d kind of like to channel my inner brown bear and go into hibernation. Although hibernation isn’t actually a practical option for humans, we’ve recently discovered something called ‘Hygge’. (I haven’t a clue how to pronounce it, since we’ve only ever read about it.) Essentially, it’s a Danish concept…

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