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Solving Flora’s Problem

Solving Flora’s Problem

Our girl Flora has had us stumped lately. Remember when Rachel posted about all those goat untruths? You know, where she mentioned how goats aren’t the crazy, acrobatic, aromatic, vociferous creatures as they are so reputed? Well, we certainly stand by all that, but lately we have been struggling with goaty milk. Pepper’s milk is every bit as rich and creamy as it as ever been; if Pepper was the only goat we had we’d never know that there was…

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Home Again

Home Again

Perhaps you’ve noticed we’ve been quiet for almost 2 weeks now. Well, that would be the fact that we spent 7 days as staff members for CAMPS, a retreat for high school students. I’ll post about it later, for now I’ll post about what happened while we were away.  Pepper somehow lost her collar. This made it difficult for our goatsitter to milk, as to do so we clip the collar to a stanchion to keep her still. Fortunately, a…

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I’m All About the Goats

I’m All About the Goats

It always seems to me that most guys are all about fast cars, professional sports and toys – you know, boats, four wheelers, snowmobiles, that kind of thing. Frankly, I dislike cars for the rotten money pits that they are (I’ve more than once said that I was going to switch to using horses, and in the heat of the moment I’m not sure I was kidding.) Though I have enjoyed recreational activities like boating I’d rather spend the time paddling…

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Strange Conversations

Strange Conversations

We’ve had a lot of strange conversations since we started living here. So strange that it would be hard to explain to someone from the outside looking in. Conversations that I couldn’t have ever imagined having. So for your entertainment, here they are:   Rachel: What do you think the leash laws are for goats in town parks? Steve: Umm, there probably aren’t any.   Rachel: (spinning) You know, there are people who spin the fibers that they get from…

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New Goat Yard

New Goat Yard

“Farm truck or minivan?” the stockyard guy quipped as he helped load the back of our caravan with woven wire fencing and 8-foot posts. “Both,” I had to admit. Thank goodness for the minivan – without it, projects like fencing would be a whole lot more difficult! That said, the fencing is up. What with bringing Peony home, we now have 3 permanent residents and 4 ‘visitors’ – a total of 7 goats. And if we’re being honest, the pen for Pepper and…

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