Sunday, September 13, 2015

Our 15 Minutes. Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Kahn

This post is a LONG time coming.  In 2013, our friend, Martha Latta, passed on a Mother Earth News magazine that had a "call for entries" posted in the back.  Lloyd Kahn was looking for submission for his new book Tiny Homes on the Move.  I thought what the heck...I can submit some pictures.  I did and months later we were notified that we would be included in the book!  How cool is that, right?  Here is a link to the book on Amazon or maybe your local library has it?  Check it out.

We are on page 62!

The book is full of amazing people living in fantastic homes.  I enjoyed having the contact information on the bottom of the person's page that led me to a lot of links where I could check out stories and such of all the cool folks.  If you are interested in tiny living or alternative housing, this would be a great addition to your library!     

Monday, September 7, 2015

Naked Goats!

On July 23rd, we took our 4 sweet angora goats back to Speck Farms in Kerrville so we could have them sheared.  It was a fantastic experience.  The shearer, Keeno, has been shearing goats since he was 17.  He said that he would travel from ranch to ranch throughout Texas and Mexico helping his dad shear 1,000's of goats.  I'll tell you, he made it looks so effortless and easy.  I was SO impressed.  He was gentle with the animals and I only saw one tiny nick, after dozens and dozens of goats.  Truly a craft!
This is Mo.  He was so tame and chill.  He just laid there.  I asked Keeno if all of the goats were like this and he said, "No way!  I wish!"  Later, I saw goats trying to bite his pants!  It was pretty funny.

The mohair came off of Mo like butter.   I bet he felt SO good.

This was one of our girls.  I got a quick shot of before....

and then after.

They bagged all of our mohair up in separate bags so we can keep the fleeces separate from one another.  I have been washing the mohair and I started taking a spinning class through Hill Country Weavers in Austin.  I'm excited about it all!

But I do sell the mohair!  If you are interested, email me at

Angoras on the Farm!

We have recently, in July, added more goats to our herd!  I am very excited about having these Angora Goats from Speck Angoras.  We attended the HLRS annual auction and brought home 3 lovely ladies and one fabulous male.  Mo, the buck, is pictured above checking out Lena Marie.  He is such an awesome goat!  No aggression, easy going and ready for a head scratch anytime.  I'm really enjoying him.  You can spot Mo because of his horns.  They are growing like motorcycle handles.  

Here are our sweet goats checking out the new pasture.  When they arrived they were pretty spooked and couldn't see a darn thing because of their beautiful mohair locks hanging in their eyes.  I wanted to give them a trim so badly but they wouldn't let me get close.  

Here they all are!

They slowly warmed up to me but it took lots of treats and s-l-o-w movements.

One of the the girls...very majestic!

Yes, these are the SAME goats!  We took them back to Mr. Speck's and while he was having his 1500 goats sheared, we snuck our 4 in there too.  He was so very kind to let us do that or I'm not sure what I would have done.  Cutting them with a pair of scissors didn't sound so good.

Here is Mo!  He looks so naked!   

Interested in mohair or Mo's hair?  I sell it!  Contact me at and I will get'cha some.