Today Onyx came home. Onyx was born in 2011 and was one of many bottle babies that year. But she was a sweet kid with a calm disposition and her Dam (mother for non goat types) was a lovely doe name Walnetto Farm Katz's Pajamas. PJ gave copious amounts of lovely milk and I was happy to have a daughter from her. Time marched on as it does and in July of 2012 just 8 short months after moving onto our 42 Acres of Paradise Geoffrey became ill with a life threatening disease. That was a game changer and of the 23 LaMancha's that made the move with us over the next 2 years the herd was reduced to only 8 total. Sweet Onyx was sold to a friend and two years later was sold to another friend.
But today Walnetto Farm Black Onyx came home. Sweet and calm as ever she jumped down from her cage in the back of the pickup and entered the barn she had spent her last year with us in as a two year old.
Hi Mom it has been awhile. We had hugs and pets I fed her peanuts , a goat favorite around here and she ate them happily from my hand.
Onyx came on a mission however not to live her life out here but to have a meet and greet with this handsome fellow. Walnetto Farm LB Jamboree.
While speaking of critters I am so excited to share with you my new find. I recently discovered the world of e-books. Yup I am old school and love the feel of a book in hand and the scent of a new book is a comfort moment from many years before. But this e-book thing certainly has a place in the world and will reach many in a quick fashion.
I have enjoyed http://www.5acresandadream.com/ Leigh Tate's blog for a long time. And the frosting on the cake is Leigh has published multiple e-books about just almost every homesteading topic under the sun.
Her Critter Tales has been reintroduced as individual volumes. That way you can conveniently order all or only the individual e-books pertaining to the particular critter you are interested in. The e-book pertaining to bees "Honey Bee Tales and Postscript"
caught my eye right off . I am most impressed at the thoroughness of Leigh's research on her topic. And all the practical information on how to order or make your equipment , information on the equipment and color photo's . So with that said I am having my very first giveaway! For everyone who comments on this post with the words "honey bee" in their comment by Friday November 4th no later than midnight PDT you will be entered into the drawing for a copy of this e-book. Winner to be announced on Saturday November 5th. With this being an e-book this giveaway is open to the world.
I am obligated to keep this honest to share that I am compensated with product for having this giveaway to share Leigh's wonderful work. But I want to also be clear that I am so impressed with the amount of information shared I would have done this giveaway to help out a fellow blogger get the word out so everyone has a chance to benefit from it.
And a last tidbit for you all is that even if you aren't the lucky winner you can go to Leigh's blog and check out her e-books . While there you can pick up a copy of Concerning Critters for FREE! Yes that is correct a free download that lets you get to know Leigh, husband Dan and what makes their homestead tick !