Archive | April, 2018


30 Apr

I said good-bye to my dear, sweet Sallie Allie Blackboer today.

I will never forget when she was a baby and I was still taking pictures with film and I got back a print that had these orbs covering her.  She was standing over her aunt and cousin’s graves.  Her mom is on the left, and her cousin Kizzy is on the right.  I always believed she had guardian angels with her.

Annie, Sallie and Kizzy

She was always a devoted maa.

Sallie and daughter, Polka Sallie Annie

Farewell, Sallie Allie.

All Grown Up

29 Apr

Nugget is all grown up.


He is quite the handsome rooster.  I love the way his tail has barred rock markings only on the ends.

Even better than handsome–he does not attack me at all.  For that I am grateful.

Doing Well

28 Apr

I do appreciat all the support from my whining yesterday.  I have to say, there are lots of goats and other animals at Eden Hills who are doing quite well.  I just seem to focus on the ones I’m worried about because they take so much time and energy.  So today, here’s a very short survey of some  residents of the farm who are doing quite well.  The three llamas are enjoying the Back Forty, but they come up and roll in their dust bowl and get a drink and just see what’s going on.

Odie, Maybeline, and Buster

The two bucks are doing quite well.  They do want to know why I didn’t bring grain or peanuts or girls though.

Fionn and Xerxes

The fat boy wethers are all doing well too.  They really are fat.


I have kids who are growing and doing well and chewing cud.  It’s hard to believe that I could actually think about weaning some if I needed to.


Margarita looks awesome!  She’s turned into a little snot though.  She doesn’t want my attention at all.


And I have lots of girls that look really good!

Bonnie, Penny, Betty Lou, and Blaze

Bob is doing great!  He’s not happy with Rocky and Noelle existing, but he’s fine other than that.

Bob Cat

And that’s just a very small sampling of who’s doing well.