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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I HEARD a HERD of goats

Earlier this month, our goats had a fun surprise.

Our goats (left to right): Nutmeg, Pippi, Christa
They got to have a goat family reunion out in our goat pen.  The L. family brought their goats over for us to take care of while they were out of town.  The goats really enjoyed it as it was a big family reunion for them.

Christa got to see her daughter Daisy and meet her new granddaughter Buttercup:

Nutmeg, Buttercup, Daisy
Nutmeg liked butting heads with Buttercup, all in fun:

Nutmeg & Buttercup
Nutmeg got to see her sister Cloves.  She found out she was also an aunt.  Their Spice Girl family had grown as Cloves had two babies - Coriander and Cocoa.

Cocoa, Coriander, Cloves, Nutmeg, and Buttercup(in back)
I especially enjoyed having the baby goats.  They were fun to watch.  Buttercup was fascinated by Solomon for some reason.  The L family's goats wore bells which made a neat sound.  Whenever we'd bring them some shrubbery to eat, they'd all run towards us and the sound of all those hooves running was just cool.  :)

When the goats when back home, our goats seemed to really miss them!

The above pictures did not turn out very good at all.  The sun was too bright for my camera I guess.  I am not having an easy time with the camera I bought earlier this year.  Lighting, and motion, are my struggles with this camera. (I find many of the pictures I take of the kids turn out blurry - even if I try and focus first.)  I took this picture, right before the above goat pictures, and it turned out fine - I guess because the animals were in a shady part of the yard:

Sherlotta, Exhaust Pipe, Dixie.  Part of Tabby's flock of chickens.
I think the below picture of the guineas is funny.  I find them fascinating how they are ALWAYS together.  Amazingly they all seem to get along with each other.  Unlike people!  When they walk across the yard in this formation it reminds me of the old cowboy movies where the cowboys all lined up, ready for a gun fight.

On a different note, I am always coming up with ideas of things we can make to try and sell.  (I seriously need to open an Etsy shop soon!)  An idea I had recently was to make cinnamon scented pine cones.  I first shared the idea with Tabby.  She wanted nothing to do with it.  However Hunter was interested.  So he got busy collecting pine cones.  I found this recipe online how to make them.  We went outside and collected pine cones to try a batch.  Yummmmm .... they turned out wonderful.  Hunter sold two bags of them right away.

Then we advertised and within 2 days, Hunter had orders for 9 bags.  (We put 24 pine cones in each bag along with several cinnamon sticks.)  Sold for $5.00 a bag.  Bam!  Hunter made $55 in less than a week!

I gotta tell you though - that was a lot of pine cones!  :)


  1. Well first of all, I want a goat. Yours are too cute. Second of all, your dogs are adorable. I love your life!

    1. LOL - you can come and play with the goats and dogs anytime. Just wear boots! ;)

  2. OH my goodness you guys are so creative and resourceful! You do need an Etsy store!!!

    1. I'm going to try and open on this month. Maybe we call sell something. :)