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Happy Friday!

24 Mar

I am so glad it’s the weekend.  Something about that long, hectic spring break and then going back to work makes me think this needs to be a nice relaxing weekend.  I’m starting it off with just a bunch of pictures.

It opened! So peachy and pretty!

Victoria and Onyx

Some critters are still jealous of the divided herd

My sweet Dolly


The herd is enjoying pasture again


The rhubarb I planted last summer is coming up.

new leaves emerging

I think it regrets that decision after last week’s cold weather.

That bigger leaf was really frosted/frozen.

Hilda’s boys need a bit more than she can provide.  Jasper is good at taking a bottle; Horace prefers skimming from the other moms.

Athena with her girl and Horace

Aphrodite with her girl and Horace

Happy weekend!

Another Photo Dump

19 Mar

I haven’t shared a lot this week other than our crazy weather and kidding.  So here’s some other things from around the farm and house.

My bratopotamus Zora

My Christmas cactus is blooming again. It loves the new plant stand and the window.

The little one my mom gave me is getting ready to bloom too–it’s peach!

And look how much closer it is to opening since I first created this post.


Guess who’s laying now!

This crazy weather had Dolly getting sick; she’s back in the garage. I need a bigger garage.

Odie drinking snow because nobody likes the fence I put across the barnyard.



So enjoy the pictures and I’ll get you caught up soon.  My new big hurdle is trying to figure out how to get all the goats out of the garage. Sigh…

Sweet Caroline

17 Mar

Caroline was the first baby from my Polka Sallie Annie.  And she was mine more than Annie’s.  Seriously, it was like this girl was coming home to Eden Hills when she was born.

Caroline with Annie

She owned the farm and went to pasture from the time she was way too young.

Caroline and me

She was a wild woman from the start, and when she pulled a stifle muscle it about killed her to have to stay up in the barnyard until she healed.

Sweet Caroline

She grew into a beautiful, sweet doe who became one of my milking girls.  Granted, she was a horrible milker because of the high percentage of Boer in her, but she was always ready to be milked.


She struggled with kids though.  The copper always seemed to be an issue with her.  She was struggling with the copper, but her eyes were getting more color, and that seemed to be improving.

Chunky and Caroline

I tried to retire her young, but she busted in with the buck and had a baby last year.

Caroline and Ducky

That was really hard on her, and she’s never regained her weight and health.  I just couldn’t support her anymore, and she has consistently declined in health for the last month.  She has been grinding her teeth (a sign of pain), and her rumen had shut down.  I couldn’t get it going no matter how many probiotics I gave her.

Sweet Caroline Goodberry (30 May 2017 – 16 Mar 2023)

It was all just too much. It was time to say good-bye to my Sweet Caroline Goodberry.