Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Well the end of the Year is close, I personally am hoping for a better time in 2010. I am considering adding a few more Ewes to the Flock and perhaps a few more Angoras as well but not too many. Sunday we added a new Ram, his name is Charles. Check him out...

For Thanksgiving we travelled to my In laws and had a great time like always. The Food was AMAZING! as well as the Company. I REALLY REALLY love all of my Extended Family. There was an Egret that ate most of Hoss' Fish in his Pond but he bought some more and has put in a Heron Decoy. I hope that works and doesn't attract too many Herons for the Breeding Season...that would be funny though.

We were hoping to get some of the Satsumas off of the Tree but the Raccoons beat us to them and all they left were the Peels...Grrr Hopefully next year there will be a better harvest.

Speaking of a better Harvest...Check these Bananas out! My Niece and Nephew bought a new place and these were in the Backyard. Just open the back door and Lop off whatever you need. I really liked that, It was the first time I had seen a Banana Tree in Bloom.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What is that?

Well, I have been told about these nests on our property but I just don't know who they could belong to. My guess is an Owl or possibly a Hawk? What do you all think?

While I was out there I thought I would take some pictures of the property. I love this time of year it is nice enough to be outside and not have Heat Stroke.

Also, here are some pictures of Greta, Leise and Rhodes. They are one of our breeding groups. I am very excited to see what we will get in the Spring...

We have added a new member of the Family. She is a Stray rescued from Hernando just outside of Higher Ground (Coffee Shop). Her name is Scratch and it has been a week since she has been in our lives.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hanging Out

We are getting ready here to start our Second Annual Breeding Season here at Blue Goose Farms. We have Slate and Rhodes ready to go and come next Weekend they will be with their respective Ewes. All of our Sheep have been checked over and all are healthy and doing well. There will be one last look over before the Boys are put into then Pens and then they will be in Heaven for a while.

Other than all of that it has been busy around here. Vance has been slowly painting the House when he can and it is looking great! I am madly working on Christmas gifts and helping out with a Wedding. I have been making some Party Favors for the Guests....

Also, I am doing a few decorative things and am making a Shawl for the Bride to be. It is made out of 100% Llama that was Sheared from Roxywood Farms in Eads, Tennessee. Rebecca raises and shows some very fine Llamas, The Fiber is just amazing!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We are still here!

Well, it has been a busy busy fall both personally and Farm wise. A few weeks ago I made a trek up to Iowa to visit Crosswinds Farm. Corrine was VERY nice to suggest a Breeder for a Ram and also went to pick the Ram up while She was in Wisconsin... I am very touched by Her Generosity. I stayed a few nights near the Quad Cities and MAN there is A LOT of Corn! I forgot my Camera which really sucked but I have an Awesome memento from my visit...and a Ram too!

Here is the Wonderful Rhodes, We got him from Ramsay Farms in Minnesota. I have some lovely Ewes lined up for him.

Let's see, I have been Spinning some Alpaca for a Lady in New York. I am doing different blends and sending some back to her when I have enough to fill a package. I am enjoying this project. Here are some pictures I have...

I also recently sold some of my Spun Wool to a lady in Texas and some Fleece to a lady up North. I am very excited about all of this.

For Fans of my Shetland Lamb Lily, I have taken a few more pictures of how she is changing colors again...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Busy busy busy...

August already??? Where does all of that time go?? We have been building more pastures and adding a few more animals along the way. In the the fall we will be adding 8 lambing pens and other things I am sure.
Last weekend I drove to Texas to look at some Angora Goats and I met a wonderful couple Mea & Roman Stone in Keller. I almost thought I would not make it because I woke up Saturday VERY sick and queasy. I did not want to turn back so I pushed forward once I was feeling better at the Hotel. I made it to the house around 3:00pm and and wandered around like a Kid in a Candy Store (pardon the pun)...

Roman is an amazing cook and we had Prime Rib the first night I was there...I was VERY spoilt! Yummy Broccoli & Cheese and Chicken links the next night...I could have moved in! Mea taught me how to Spin Mohair from Cloud, it was all new to me and I was quite surprised at how easy it was. I really want to go back to Texas to visit Mea & Roman and possibly see some of Texas too. I did pick out two beautiful Bucks to bring home Nook Comet and Joshua. They were so well looked after it might be hard to do as awesome of a job Mea has done with them but we will do our best. Here they are....

Since the boys have been here I have been reading the book The Angora Goat written by Stephanie & Allison Mitcham. I highly recommend this read if you want to have some Angora Goats or if you already have them. Mea gave this book to me and gives it to each person who buys a Goat from her. I think that is a great tradition that should be passed along, how very thoughtful and it helps people like us get on the right foot.
Well, today we are building another Goat Shelter and continuing on to the Fall where Breeding is right around the corner...so much to do but we enjoy every minute.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Around the Farm

Here are some pics of around here. Some of the Lilies my Mom & I planted when she was visiting last year. There is also a Guinea on her nest and look at Lily the Lamb! Her colors are still changing everyday...not sure what she will look like yet.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

We survived our First Shearing!!

Whew! It was a Day!! We started around 6:00am just focusing on waking up and picking up some Help. We made sure everyone was ready to go and the Babydolls were set up as well. Then it was sit and wait for a bit until the Shearer made it. We were VERY fortunate to find someone at the last minute and he was Awesome!!! Everyone had their feet clipped, wormed, and their Booster too, it was a zoo here. He made the whole thing look VERY easy so we knew he was good. Our Babydolls have to be the most impressive since they were the rattiest looking of the bunch. Here are some pictures...They all look so graceful...Greta looks like she will start tap dancing any minute with those white feet.

They all look so great! We could not do it without our wonderful Shearer and Taylor our helper. Thank you! I am looking forward to next season!