the secret life of goats

…because raising goats is not always as glamorous as it may seem, here are a few things I’ve learned since bringing my first two home nearly two years ago. It’s literally a farm at our house. Or a zoo. And some days are admittedly easier than others. So why am I sitting here still craving…

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(un)overwhelmed.

Hours ago, I felt the need to write something honest. Something about overwhelm. Because that’s all that I was capable of feeling. Writing anything else felt impossible. But as I walked out of the office of the colony to lock up the farmhouse for the evening, I found myself locked out of the office. And…

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how to “winter up” after the thrill is gone

After some rainy December days and some beautiful 70 degree January weekends, we’re finally experiencing some truly cold weather here in Tennessee. I have yet to see any snow hit the ground, but that doesn’t discount the frigidity of the winds this morning and the frozen water in the goat trough. When I got in…

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just fir kicks : crafts of christmas

I really love Christmas decorations. I was remarking just the other day how nice it would be if we left lights strung from our homes and balconies year-round – how much prettier the world around us would appear. But let’s face it; that’s not realistic. If we saw it every day, Christmas just wouldn’t be…

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