A New Outlook on Blogging

As I am working through Jeff Goins‘ Intentional Blog course, I’m learning to focus my blog on the things I’m really passionate about. I intend to write more about the two topics that consume my mind both day and night: writing and motherhood/family. Learn more about me and my plan …

Fair Show Results, 2012 Edition

The 2012 show season has come to a close for us. Here’s how it all went down: Lonoke County Fair & Livestock Show 2012, Dairy Goat Show Our does had a good showing at County this year! Youth (Junior) Show Nigerian Dwarf Senior Doe Grand Champion (Mariah, shown by The …

Spring Farm Update

With kidding season and Spring Show, a lot has been happening here on the farm. Here’s the highs and lows: Kidding Season At one point, we had 8 kids on property. This being only our second year for breeding, that was a lot to us. Three of our does were …

Growing Pains

Remember that show from the 80s, with Kirk Cameron, Alan Thicke and Tracey Gold: Growing Pains? I loved that show. I wanted to be Carol Seaver, except that I always though Mike was too cute; he was a loveable troublemaker. Whenever I think about my kids growing up, I think …

As if we need more to do …

We’ve got two does in milk again, having kidded their babies in May.  So this means it’s time to make more goat cheese and/or soap.  Neither is an easy process, and thankfully I enjoy doing it.  The big question is FLAVOR? What to add to the cheese for taste and …

(Goat) Kids for Sale and Other Updates

I’ve just spent hours updating the website after months of absence. We’ve had a lot going on here on the farm but unfortunately I haven’t documented much for the site.  We lost Prada, who I considered to be the herd queen, on April 1, 2011, and I was heartbroken. We’ve …

Update from the farm

This is likely to be a very dry and very long post to catch up on all that’s gone down on the farm in the last few months … so I’ll try to make it bearable with pictures. 🙂 Since the state fair in October (I still can’t believe that …

It’s a Wonderful Life (My Old Blog)

I’ve been a blogger since November 2008 and a writer for longer than I can remember.  I started out with a personal blog on Blogger:  It’s a Wonderful Life, borrowing its name from Frank Capra’s holiday classic, the blog was meant to contain my thoughts – mostly random – about …