So what else do you folks do?

Well, in addition to keeping the goats we garden, do crafts and keep a few types of poultry.

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Royal Purple Guinea

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The guinea keets are sleepy! Zzz…

These are the ones you’ll probably hear first if you visit our place…  Guineas are loud, but I love having them.  They are good for insect/tick control, plus, they crack me up the way they run around all over the place.  The picture on the top shows a male.  You can tell by it’s larger crest and wattles or “gills” as they are sometimes called.

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Part of our flock plus some barn cats

Of course we had to get a bunch of chickens too…  It’s great having a constant source of fresh, free-range eggs.

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Our chickens while still in their little brooder  Cute and fluffy!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our garden.  We love to grow all sorts of flowers. vegetables and fruits.  Below are some images from gardens past:

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Poppy.

Ye Olde Irise

Iris

Forsythia Close

Forsythia

Viola

Viola

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Nicotiana

Verbena pale

Verbena

Tithonia

Tithonia – So cheerful…  They’re ORANGE!

Pussy Willow Full Bloom 1

Pussy-willow catkin

Pussy Willow Stamens 2

Pussy-willow catkin, uber-closeup! AK.A. “Someone was playing around with the macro lens.”

Rhubarb Egg

Rhubarb, Rhubarb,rhubarb… Can you say it five times fast?

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Live-Forever Plant

Seed Packets

The seed order came! The Seed Order Came!

Verbena

I have a soft spot for verbenas…

Zucchini

Tiny Zucchini

Pepper Profusion

Pepper Profusion!

Canteloupe flower

Cantaloupe Flower

Melon!

Cantaloupe in training

Asparagus Tail

Asparagus spears in various stages of maturity. I think there might be something wrong with the one in front…

So…  When I’m not taking care of the above, I’m crafting or canning.

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The first actually usable hand-spun yarn I made on my wheel.

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A tam I made for my mother. The pattern is a free one from Ravelry called “Brambles

Brambles

Loud Socks

Loud socks in progress!

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Homemade Goodness!

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