Author Archives: Beth Donovan

About Beth Donovan

Wife. Mom. Grandma. fiber artist, goat farmer, messy housekeeper, decent cook. Oh, and I can shoot. Really well.

Kid Care

Well, my 7 bottle baby kids are slowly being weaned off the bottle.  Today, I decided to feed one at a time, then put the kid on my grooming stand so I could trim nails and spray anti-bug stuff on … Continue reading

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Foxes at Ft. Leavenworth

From 1996 until 2007, our two horses, Willy and Petey, lived at the Ft. Leavenworth Stables.  I have so many stories of the people and horses and critters that lived in that area, in that era. A lot of members … Continue reading

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On Habits

I did mention a week or so ago that I needed to give up some habits to be a more successful goat herder/ fiber artist. I did delete from my Kindle one of the two games that suck me in … Continue reading

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The Wee Lost Kid Has Been Found

John found Cassie’s lost buckling this evening.  He was only about 4 feet from the fence, but the woods has a thick undergrowth, and I must have missed him four or five times.  He’s now back with his mama, filling … Continue reading

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Is it Friday The 13th?

No, it’s not Friday the 13th, but it seems like it.  I woke up to find that something (likely a racoon) had pulled the hardware cloth off the chicken coop and my five keets were gone.  I did not see … Continue reading

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Summer is supposed to be three weeks away.

We have been having temps in the 100s out here for over a week now.  It’s miserable. We need rain for the ponds, creeks, and hay.  We need cooler weather so I can get all my goats sheared.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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I’ve got to Change My Evil Ways.

While in a rather depressed state for the last several years, I developed some bad, evil habits. If I am to succeed as a goat herder/ fiber artist, I have to change these habits.  I quit smoking 33 years ago, … Continue reading

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Working in Retail on Holiday Weekends

What can I say.  The Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest retail weekends of the year at Home Depot.  It’s a madhouse.  I’m working more hours that usual because of the many customers. We have some great sales, … Continue reading

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I’m beginning to wonder if this kidding season will ever end!

Last Thursday, as John and I were getting the bottle babies into the house for the night, we saw Honey – standing nearby – with a brand new doeling. Another oops.  I thought we were finished a few weeks ago.  … Continue reading

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Holy Goat Turds, Batman!

I have been very, very bad about writing here.  Oh, my!  It’s a bit embarrassing.  I still have many wonderful colored angora goats here at Castle Argghhh! Farm, but because I have a stupid part-time job, much of my energy … Continue reading

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