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.

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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Merry Christmas

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I’m back. Been busy. Goatlings are to blame.

We have had 13 kids born here at Castle Argghhh Farm since December 21. Eight of those kids are bottle babies, living in the house, wearing diapers. It has been a bit crazy. I’m going to start moving them to … Continue reading

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Walmart is a Holy Land

This is a lovely Christmas story. Source: Walmart is a Holy Land

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