Friday, March 16, 2012

Our Swiss Misses

Our new girls, Sophie & Sydney, both bred Alpines.

These little gals joined our herd absolutely seamlessly, almost 2 weeks ago now. They are the sweetest little ladies!


Being used to having Lamanchas here, it's kinda weird to have goats with ears, especially those ears. :)

S & S were bred to an Oberhasli buck (another variety of Alpine dairy goat) and are due to kid in May. We've never had three milkers at once, let alone full-sized milkers. We're looking down the barrel of a full-fledged dairypalooza over here.

And I could not be more excited!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mope-fest #283


Well, I guess it's better than the snow that we've also had a few times this week, and that's as close to optimistic and chipper as you're probably going to get from me today. Nonstop rain, you are killing me softly.

This season of blah has lasted almost two seasons. I feel like it was September when I was last able to wear my beloved flip-flops. Giant yellow orb, why hast thou forsaken mine greater geographic area?!?

I grew up in this county, and am the 3rd generation in my family to do so. Soggy is in my DNA. But this, this weather has crossed a line.

Really? On my birthday?!? RUDE.

I'm attempting to deal with this gray and wet with humor, but seriously, this crap is breaking me down. Not only is it taxing my already heavily taxed sunny disposition, it has flared up both my allergies (molds & fungus plus some early pollen) and my arthritis with a vengeance. I can't taste, smell or for that matter, breathe through my nose right now, and I'm having trouble walking because my knee is so stiff, it keeps buckling and sending up stabbing pain at random intervals. I'm a chunky, wheezing, limpy mess with an increasingly poor attitude.

I need a tanning bed, a queen-sized Mai-Tai and a personal chocolate fountain to get me over this hump.

In the mean time, I'm going to go outside and throw rocks at the sky. Happy Thursday, everybody!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Very Girly Giveaway

I love hosting giveaways, and this is a great one for all of my girly girls out there. :)

The folks at have very generously sponsored this giveaway for a super cute little dress, "Ahoy!".

I selected this dress for the giveaway because the soft jade color has a breezy Caribbean vibe that I love. It wasn't an easy choice though! Shabby Apple offers a lot of really cute and sophisticated vintage style dresses for women and little girls. So much pretty!

The happy little frock featured in this giveaway is offered in sizes Small to X-Large, and can be yours with just a few clicks and a little bit of luck.

Enter to win by doing the following-

*"Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook, and leave a comment on this post letting me know that you liked them.

*For an additional entry, visit Shabby Apple and take a look through their collections of sweet and sexy dresses and accessories, and leave me a comment telling me which outfit/piece you fancy best.

This giveaway ends Sunday, March 18th at 11:59 pm, PDT.

Winners must have a US shipping address. There are no exchanges for the winning dress, so if Ahoy! isn't your cup of tea, go check out Shabby Apple for something else fabulous and use the coupon "girlgonegranola10off" to save 10% on your purchase.

Thanks for reading and entering!

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