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Duchess the Fighter

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Duchess the Fighter

Mark and I had been visiting the ranch for my birthday in March of 2015. We had already decided that we were going to move, we were just getting everything straightened out in California. Mark had decided to go into town for a couple things while I lounged around the house enjoying a much-needed quiet break. Mark came walking in the door and said, “I found you a birthday present but I don’t know if you want it so I want to tell you before I buy it.” I thought this was funny because Mark and I don’t exchange “birthday...

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We Got Milking Goats!... Now What?

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We Got Milking Goats!... Now What?

Fun, way too much information fact: I have always had gastrointestinal issues and very early on learned that I was lactose intolerant. I grew up basically staying away from dairy, which was frustrating because I LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream. I got used to it though and just accepted the fact that I won’t be able to enjoy dairy the way that others do. That was until we started milking our goats. When Mark convinced me to get the goats, I really didn’t know what the plan for them was (this is how we roll, make rash decisions, figure...

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Alpacas on the Loose!

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Alpacas on the Loose!

I am a planner, plain and simple, and I like a schedule. I usually have my days planned to the minute and Lord help you if you interrupt my schedule. You know where there really isn’t a schedule? The ranch. You may think that your day is going to be spent in the garden pulling weeds, mowing, and weed whacking, but wait, what is that over there? Why is my yearling, Gus Gus, standing so close to the fence line, not really moving? Why does it look like he is only standing on three legs? Oh, I see, he got...

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The Adventure of Goatsies

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The Adventure of Goatsies

Getting goats was 100% Marks idea. I was a little against it to be honest. What would I do with goats? What if they didn’t like me? What if, what if, what if… Instead of letting me overthink it too much, before I knew it, Mark found three pregnant Nubian Goats and we were on our way to pick them up. In a strange way, it was love at first site. I had no idea how incredibly social these animals were and how much they really love being around people. The first day home we took them on a tour...

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Goats Milk to the Rescue!

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Goats Milk to the Rescue!

It was reported that in 2017 over 58.5 million people suffer from some sort of skin condition such as Psoriasis, Rosacea, or Eczema. The United States has a population of 323.1 million people which means 18% of our own are suffering from rashes, extensive skin lesions, itchy, burning skin that doesn’t seem to stop stinging. Now, there are several prescriptions and products loaded with chemicals that are being pushed to treat these types of skin conditions but what about those of us that don’t want to load our bodies with chemicals but need some sort of relief? When my nephew...

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