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 photographs […]

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 weekend […]

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 of […]

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….make […]

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 year […]

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 step […]

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