There’s a Goat in My Family Room…

There are actually three goats in the family room. A room that now smells suspiciously like the barn… We have been watching one of our pregnant does very carefully over the past several weeks. She had a bad case of pregnancy toxemia in late January and once she recovered from it, I assumed wrongly that…

Daisy

As promised, I have a full report on our newest baby, Daisy! She arrived on February 8th in the late morning. Her mom had been experiencing early labor signs for about two weeks. We did our usual and checked her every two hours overnight for a couple of days as she started getting closer. That…

Kid Season

It doesn’t seem like it’s been a year since we had baby goats being born on our little farm, but… here we are again! Our new Alpine goat will have her kids any day. Of course, that could stretch into a week or two! We seem to like to jump the gun with kidding around here!…

Yom Haledet Sameach!

In our family, we love to surprise each other with different things all of the time. Birthdays are an especially fun time to pull out incredible surprises. I think Mom’s 40th was probably the most intricate one that we have ever done. But second on the list of awesome birthday surprises was the most recent….

Sandwich Pockets

We are definitely a family of “breadaholics.” We have been using our usual bread dough recipe to create other fun and delicious things! Recently we split the dough into twelve separate balls and created sandwich pockets out of them. We used spaghetti sauce, turkey pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese in ours but the sky is the limit…

It’s Getting Drafty in Here: The Window and the Door Are Wide Open!

I have to start this post by apologizing to you, our dear readers, for appearing to have dropped off the face of the earth! Are there reasons?  Yes, but I could’ve kept you updated through all of it. We have just gone through our daughter graduating from nursing school, my fiftieth birthday, and, on a…

L’Bri Awry!

For those of you who have explored my website, you already know that I am a L’Bri consultant. I can’t say enough about the products! Between the extremely healthful ingredients and the positive changes that have occurred for mine as well as my family’s skin, I am always eager to share with people the benefits…

Chocolate Ganache Cake

In the previous post, I told everyone about the trials and tribulations we have had with this cake. It originally came from my sister-in-law, Jodi. I think part of the great frustration we have had with this recipe is the way it was written down. I think I will lay the blame for that at…

The Amazing Exploding Cake

Our family has a birthday tradition that allows the birthday boy or girl the choice of what to have for dinner and the type of birthday cake. For most of us, German Chocolate Cake has been the favorite. Bekah, who just celebrated her 22nd birthday, requested Chocolate Ganache Cake this year. This is a super…

The Farmer in the Gym

So here is an interesting question: Other than with the Ancient Greeks, when in history did gyms start becoming really popular? Oddly enough, “gyms” like we know them today, were not a huge societal norm until the early 1900’s. Today they have grown to be almost a societal expectation. What is the first common thought…

Puppy Love!

Meet Mishmar! This adorable little fuzzball is the newest member of our little hobby farm. In the little over six weeks that he has been with us, he has wiggled his chunky little self right into our hearts. His soft fuzzy fur and desire to just lay in anyone’s lap would break the will of…

The Three-Way Switch: a room transformation (Part 2)

As I mentioned in the previous post, we did a little bit of a room merry-go-round switching to help deal with some new challenges that had arisen from not really being able to move to a new house and bigger property right now right now. (See the previous post for details.) All day Friday, that was…