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.

Light Snow

Our silly goats seem to enjoy being out in the snow.  When I went out to get them their hay, they were all out in the pasture instead of their run in. All the goats ran over to me, except … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Barn

In the winter, we just keep piling straw onto the the barn floor.  It’s called deep bedding, I believe, and it keeps the critters warmer.  You just keep piling straw or other bedding over the poops – and goats have … Continue reading

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Short Post, I’m all peopled out

We went to a Rotary event tonight.  It’s an important one, about fundraising.  It was a nice dinner, but I am completely peopled out. I’m never very good in large groups of people I don’t know very well, so I … Continue reading

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I’m Far Behind my Goats Goals.

I had hopes of all my goats being sheared a month ago, but weather, work and a woeful attitude delayed it all. Here is a photo of Miss DeeDee, well in need of shearing.  I have a whole bunch more … Continue reading

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NA-NO-WRI-MO? No! LO-GO-WRI-MO

As many of you know, November is National Novel Writing Month.  I have a lot friends who work hard on this every year. I don’t have a novel in me, but I do have a blog! A mostly Goat Blog … Continue reading

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Okay, not so depressed now.

Drugs seem to be helping. So, as an update, we lost two of the three very sick goats that I wrote about in July. It’s been a rough 6 weeks or so.  I have spent a lot of time checking … Continue reading

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Depression is so darn annoying!

Yeah, I wrote there for a few days in a row – a couple of months ago!! Then I fell down into that hole again. Climbing back up.  Working on recovering the house – vacuuming, dusting, all that fun stuff! … Continue reading

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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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