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About blueeyedgoat

Artist, farmer, crafter, Morris Dancer, equestrian

Is it Spring yet? (or “February is the Longest Month”)

Well, here it is, February 28th.  It’s been a long, cold winter.  I’ve always thought February is twice as long as any other month, calendar evidence to the contrary.  After the excitement leading up to Christmas, the “new slate” euphoria … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Here it is.  A brand new year.  Things are quiet here at Half Caper Farm.  Breeding season is pretty much finished for the goats.  Now we settle down and wait for kidding season to begin.  I’ve still got two goats … Continue reading

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The Longest Night

And what a beautiful night it was, here in SW Ontario.  The sky was brilliantly lit with stars and the full moon.  A light dusting of fresh snow on every surface reflected the moonlight, twinkling like the night sky.  The … Continue reading

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Good Clean Fun

Making soap, that is!  Especially goat’s milk soap (you knew that was coming, didn’t you?)! I’ve always had an interest in self-sufficiency, which probably explains why I’m living on ten acres with a herd of goats, a flock of chickens … Continue reading

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Got Milk?

We do!  That’s what it’s all about – this keeping goats lark.  Well, not entirely.  Since we’ve had goats, we haven’t needed to watch television (what’s a television, again?) for entertainment.  We have “The Goat Channel!  All Goats!  All the … Continue reading

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A good goat

Polly was a good goat.  She wasn’t my very first goat, but she was my first registered goat, and the first goat I ever milked.  Calm and patient, she tolerated my efforts on that first attempt at hand-milking.  She used … Continue reading

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The Blue Eyed Goat

Really?   A goat with blue eyes?  Yes, indeed.  That’s Phoenyx.  She is one of several here on my farm. If you are at all familiar with goats, you will know that most of them have light brown or amber eyes.  … Continue reading

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