Raising goaties

We’ve been enjoying our little goat family for a few years now and since the herd has been growing it’s time to find some new homes. These guys are all our babies so we’d like to find homes where they will be loved and appreciated. Our herdsire, Mr. Gibbs comes from Old Mountain Farm stockContinue reading “Raising goaties”

Things it took me WAY too long to learn….

Getting older means learning a few little life lessons that help build contentment… The more stuff I have, the more work it is to take care of it all.   I can’t control all of my circumstances (not even most)     I can’t control what other people do. I can enjoy being myself.   I should take more photographsContinue reading “Things it took me WAY too long to learn….”

Crepes and Pina Colada Smoothies for Breakfast

It has become a tradition at Poppy Hill for the grandchildren to take turns spending the night one at a time. It’s a lovely time to focus attention on each of them separately. It has also become a tradition that they cook a special breakfast with Grandpa in the morning. Our eldest stayed last weekendContinue reading “Crepes and Pina Colada Smoothies for Breakfast”

Belated baby announcement…

Well, seems things always take longer to get done that I expect. Our first kidding experience on our little farm occurred over 2 months ago and I am only now recording it here…. Bouncing baby Bramble was born Jan 16th and he is a cutie…. We really should sell him, as we are sort ofContinue reading “Belated baby announcement…”

Kidding season just around the corner…

In the spring of 2015 our Buttercup, Burdock and Thistle were born and became the start of our little herd.   Today we have added our breeding buck, Mr. Gibbs and lovely Isadora who come from Bunyip Hill. Isadora is “with child” but we have no idea how much or when it will be! So….makeContinue reading “Kidding season just around the corner…”

Life at the end of the rope….

So it’s been awhile since the last post. Life kinda catches up on you sometimes. These last months have been filled with the loss of my Dad, the loss of my dear friend and prayer partner for almost 20 years and a walk through  deep water with one of my beloved sons. What does lifeContinue reading “Life at the end of the rope….”

The earth is waking up again….

Finally had a few minutes to take the goaties for a walk on the farm today….Felt SO GOOD! Even though the place is full of mud holes, it warmed my soul to see the bright green moss appearing at the bases of the woodland trees. The snow is gone. The brown grass has a tingeContinue reading “The earth is waking up again….”

My first hero….

He never ran for President. He didn’t win an academy award or play football on television. He wasn’t even the mayor of our little Minnesota town. He didn’t pull children out of burning buildings or write a best-seller. So what makes my Dad so darn special??? Everything that really counts. When I see my father’s 85 yearContinue reading “My first hero….”

A little goatie post…in the middle of a tough day.

My family is spending unexpected time in the intensive care unit of the Abbott-Northwestern Heart Hospital in Minneapolis this week with my Dad. What do you do at times like this? You walk through the deep waters knowing the One True God has promised that they won’t overwhelm you and that He will walk every stepContinue reading “A little goatie post…in the middle of a tough day.”

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