Sunday, October 29, 2017


This was the view on my way to the Shed last Wednesday.  For anyone out there in blogland new to my blog the Shed is the aptly named  small yet ample building our fiber group comprised of spinners,weavers,knitters and you get the idea , meet weekly. October came in with a lost burst of summer what?! Then gave us 72 hours of winter including low temperatures, rain and the first fires of the new Fall season. Those who know me also know Fall and especially winter are my happy place. With Spring being o.k. and summer not so much. This photo is a representation of where I cruise my favorite blogs and nosh with the cats. Dogs and hubby tucked away in bed under down comforter and flannel sheets dreaming of flannel and dog cookies. 

Then as quickly as winter came it left with not so much as a by your leave WHAT???!

Then summer was back almost 10 days worth with warm 84 degree days and warm 50ish nights. But not being whiners we persevered and had a fun October feast at my long time friend of thirty two years home . Donna is also a goat enabler for it was  she who sold me my first Nubian dairy goat when we lived in Fresno county  and who knew we would end up living thirty minutes from each other all these years later in True Nor Cal ? 

right of photo
We are eagerly awaiting the return of winter about Wednesday of this week including the usual suspects rain , cold , low snow levels and wind. The plus is it appears at this point to be the real deal and inclined to hang around this time hopefully for many months. 

I am ending this with some photos from the last few weeks. I had intended to wait to post until I had the results of the testing for the direction our current journey in cancer land is heading . Again for those of you new to us my hubby is , since 2012 , a chronic cancer patient.  I don't intend to make this a pity party blog but if my speaking of his progression or not and someone can relate and take comfort from not being the "only one" it is worth the sharing. Also some folks have asked after him of late. That blog will come later this week I hope until enjoy a slice of life around the farm. 

Gift on the little table loom for someone close to my heart 💕

Awesome bargains at our cancer society thrift store in Redding. Check out the prices and they were 50% off in addition. Helped a cause and got nine skeins of 100% wool blends for $9.12!

Let's go out with my favorite. My veterinarian and dear friend doing one of the things he does best. 



At October 30, 2017 at 4:13 AM , Blogger Rain said...

That's a wonderful photo of your vet! I love his hat, he looks very caring. Your supper table looks so inviting! Oh gosh, I can wait on winter,'s a beautiful season, but I'm not looking forward to shoveling snow, that's for sure!

At October 30, 2017 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Why thanks Rain. Wish I could take credit for the table but it isn't mine. The event was at Donna's house but I will pass on your complement to her.

Doc is a cowboy and has lovely Arabian horses. He partipates in
Every year either as a competitor or the ride veterinarian.

Sometimes trades in his truck for a horse ride to work. 😊

At November 4, 2017 at 3:43 AM , Blogger Leigh said...

I like the view in your second photo, LOL. And I agree with Rain about the photo of your vet! Always love yarn and loom photos too, so this blog post has been a real treat. :)

At November 4, 2017 at 2:22 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Thank you Leigh I am delighted you enjoyed the news. I am going great guns on a post for tomorrow I hope. I am slowly figuring out the way the app I now use acts as it does with photos. I am doing my best thatphotos aren't over coming margins but it is all a grand experiment!

I will raise a glass of raw milk and graham crackers to you at fireside tonight 😊

At November 5, 2017 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Donna OShaughnessy said...

Your big dining room table makes me miss ours. Living in a grain bin has lots of benefits but large family gatherings are not one of them. Love your last Vet photo. We appreciate our vet so much as well.

At November 5, 2017 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Thanks for the visit Donna! I appreciate your midwestern grit. I believe I mentioned once to you that both my parents were native to Illinois. Love your blog and visit often.

I think it may have been my wording that confused you and Rain regarding the lovely table at October feast. It is my friend Donna's table and house. Perhaps that is why I had such a good time as I didn't have to clean up 😂

Congratulations on the adorable new grandson 💙

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At December 25, 2017 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

Those colors are FABULOUS! As is the photo of your vet; I miss my vet, she's wonderful and wish I could just pop to her clinic when necessary.
Merry Christmas to you and yours; may 2018 bring wonderful surprises and safety in all things.


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