Appreciating what you’ve got

My view from the milk stool this morning is on getting up before the flies. You’ve heard the term getting up before the rooster crows? We don’t have roosters, but I’ve discovered that if I’m in the milk room early and milk

Milking Early

My view from the milk stool this morning is to share an experience. I had to milk early this morning and I only have a few minutes because I have to go and get first day of school pictures. It was still

Reading the Fantastic

My view from the milk stool is on one of the courses that I’ll be taking this semester. It’s called “Reading the Fantastic.” We were given three short stories to read (before the class even officially starts – welcome to grad school)

On Silence

My view from the milk stool is on how I haven’t said much in the past few weeks. There’s been a lot of reasons for that. The biggest reason I think is because I’ve simply felt overwhelmed – by the circumstances of

On preventing disease

My view from the milk stand is on the great sense of wellbeing I get when I finish milking and look over the wall at the goats all calm, milked out, eating their hay in a clean barn (which is thanks to

Farm Photos for the Day

Farm photos for the day (2/365), again with the Lensbaby Velvet 56. While I know the focus is soft – I still like the painterly quality of the photos. One day – maybe if I use it enough, I’ll master it. Meanwhile,

Stop fighting with the stupid lens

The magic that is Spellcast Farm. I think I finally found what this dastardly Lensbaby (Velvet 56) lens was looking for – not stupid flowers but goats!! I’m attempting to start another 365 day photo challenge – this time sharing what’s to

On Rearing Goats

My view from the milk stool is on rearing my goats. I’ve had goats since 2008. I bought my first goat the day I was laid off from my high paying job as a commercial real estate paralegal. I almost didn’t buy