January 2015 - the winter that hasn't been... yet

As of today, January 18, 2015, I have to declare this 'the winter that hasn't been'. I realize fully that I am tempting fate and that somewhere out there, Karma is spitting up her adult beverage and laughing uproariously, but whatever. I'll take my chances. While we have experienced odd ... Read more »

Things I have learned about alpacas

one: They have funny little faces and pretty eyes. two: They can be transported in a variety of entertaining ways, and are remarkably obliging about it. For the record, there are four full sized Huacaya alpacas in the back of this F250. three: They are remarkably good travelers. All four ... Read more »


According to my stats, 25 days ago, I wrote a blog about the arrival of Fall and how all the goats were suddenly triggered into uncontrollable, fence destroying, face-peeing, doe-chasing rut. There were some other nasty, anatomically improbable things going on too, which I imagine that seasoned buck-keepers are very ... Read more »

Arrival of Fall = Goats in rut!

I love Fall. In no uncertain terms, I love everything about it. I love the way the air smells, I love wood fires in the evening, I love cooler temperatures and a tiny hint of frost in the mornings, I love soup, a cast iron pot of chili simmering on ... Read more »

What is meant to be

There's some stuff gone down this week that most certainly doesn't come under my heading of 'meant to be'. Like the coyote pack attack that left one of my very favorite home bred does dead, and my LGD traumatized. We've known for a while that running one young female Great ... Read more »

The smell of Fall

It's only the middle of August, but already I feel like I smelled a hint of Fall in the air this morning. While it's not uncommon for daytime temperatures to hit the 90s, the evenings and mornings here have been unseasonally cool. I can't define what the smell is exactly ... Read more »