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Monday, October 28

a fall-time tour...

Although the temperature was frosty 26 degrees this morning, once the day warmed up, it was looking like autumn around the farm. The leaves are falling, the nights are crisp, and homemade cocoa has become a daily must-have.

Time to pull out some of my very favorite fall snapshots...


I just love, Love, LOVE fall...for me, this is the best time of year!

Friday, October 25

so funny...vintage goat notice!

I have no idea if this notice, dated 1854, is authentic or not...
but, as a new goat-wrangler, 
it made me laugh out loud!

Sunday, October 20

bringing home the goats!

On my last post, you met the newest faces on the farm, but I had to share with you
these two faces...the kids bringing the goats home!

This is Tardis...he's definitely soaking in the scenery outside the window.

I have pictures of the other three goats on their journey home, but let's just say they're a bit, well, chaotic. Yes, I think that's a good word to describe it.


     4  goat kids

+   2  kiddos in the back of an Expedition (traveling at a snail's pace)

=       something we'll always remember!

Monday, October 14

good things come in 3's...

Yes, good things do come in 3's!

...three, 4-leaf clovers

Remember this this post, when I found a 4-leaf clover? The chances of finding one are slim...
it's said for every 10,000 3-leaf clovers you find, you may find only one, 4-leaf clover.

That same day, I found 2 more...I was stunned, and thought, "Wow, something good must be about to happen!"

...three new hens

A friend of ours decided that 6 of her hens needed a new home...she had already found a home for 3 of them, and wondered if we'd mind taking the remaining ones.

And so that's how Eulalie, Alma, and Ethel came to Windy Meadows Farm. Sweet Girl had just been in The Music Man, and for those of you familiar with the musical, those are
the Pick-a-Little Ladies...and because those new gals chatter non-stop, the names are perfect!

...three new goats!

Here's another post from mid-summer...do you remember the sweet little face of G. B. the bottle-fed kid from our 4-H advisor's farm? We all fell in love with him when we had the chance to goat-sit for a weekend! Not long afterward, my hubby sent a text from a 4-H meeting, it read: "So, do you want THREE wethers?"

Did I? He already knew the answer!

Back in March, this was one of my birthday presents...a gift certificate that said:

And so, it's been a month now, it's time you met the newest members of the family
(almost 4 months old):

Oh, and yes, this pixie-eared fella, too...

I know, that's 4, not 3...but he needed a home, too. And Sweet Girl had fallen in love with those little ears!

A new adventure begins on the farm...and we couldn't be more excited. Actually, Little Man has become quite the goat-herder. (Listen, do you hear Julie Andrews singing this from The Sound of Music?

    "High on a hill sat a lonely goat-herder, Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo..."

                                    (I can't get it out of my mind!)

And so you may wonder, what's on my nightstand for some pleasant, bed-time reading these autumn nights?

Why, Raising Goats for Dummies, of course!

Monday, October 7

visiting a neighbor's farm...


and bunnies...

and newborn alpacas...oh my!

These little faces should start your week off right...

Happy Monday, friends!

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