Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The First Customers of the Day!!

After crawling out of bed and getting myself ready to get to work on reorganizing the shop - I came downstairs with my cup of coffee ( Yes, I have a long commute to get to work) only to find two customers banging on the doors wanting to get in. Maybe they are hoping for a couple of skeins of my newest dyed cashmere or maybe a packet of my well known Mohair Ringlets - or maybe just some hugs and kisses. Sherlock ( a mohair billy) is on the left and Dr Watson ( a cashmere billy) is on the right. After many kugs and kisses my young customers went back outside and sat in front of the shop doors to take a morning nap.
Each morning they greet me at my door for hugs and kisses and then off they go to nibble on the grass around the house. They are cleaver about getting out and putting themselves back when it works for them. However, soon they will be too big to squeeze out and then they will be not getting such much freedom. When I have bottle kids they seem to be able to manage themselves without me standing watch. They do not eat the trees, or go wondering down the driveway but they still want to eat my roses. I think it is like chocolate to them. I still have to laugh at them -- when I call their names they look up at me, give a cry out of recognition and then run full speed towards me. I have been teaching them not to jump up when they get to me because soon they will not be such little guys. They are funny about who gets to sit in my lap first. They are like two little children pushing to get on the one swing seat on the playground. The only thing is, those little hoofs can get a little painfull when they get carried away.
I hope you enjoy seeing these guys - I love sharing them with you all. Have a great day and put a little goat in your day!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Can you believe what 24 hours can do in Colorado!! That is were the saying comes from
"Don't like the weather in Colorado - just wait 10 minutes". This is the view off my front deck and that pond is filled with run off from our upper pasture. The snow covered mountain is Pikes Peak and I get to see that everyday not matter what the weather. I have 5 wild ducks in the pond but once the weather warms up, the ponds dries up and they will be off to better watering holes.

Monday, May 7, 2007

It is SPRING in Colorado!!!!


I woke up to 10 " of very wet snow this morning. The huge pine trees are bending to the ground with wet white blankets of snow. I never get upset when we get moisture but the ground is over flowing with water and now coming thru the concrete in the basement. It is too bad that this will not last and soon we will be back to fire warnings and forest fires. It is hard to believe that we are so behind in water levels and they say this will be another fire danger summer - yet the McMansions are still planting Kentucky Blue Grasses and building in the timber lines. When will people start to see what terrible things they are doing with our planet. I will enjoy it while it is here and get out the muck boots again for the mud is back. The other nice thing about all this water hanging about - I have five wild ducks living in our pond. I wish I could get close enough to them for a picture but they are too wise for that.