Bottle feeding a baby goat

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Posted by kat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-03-2016

Last year I made a deal with a lady that she got my adult doe and I got a baby girl out of it.  Last year the doe had boy’s, this year she had a doe and two boy’s.  Sadly one of the boy’s didn’t make it, and due to the nature of her labor and delivery, she wasn’t able to make enough milk for the two babies she had.   So, the kids and I drove to pick up Chrissy and brought her home, and installed her in our tub.   Where else would we put a week old goat that needs to be fed every few hours and it was too cold outside.  It was late February after all..  Knowing we were going to have to bottle feed her, I ran to walmart and bought a pack of baby bottles, cut a bigger hole in the nipple, bought milk and we were in business.  Or so I though..   She wouldn’t take the bottle at first and as mean as it sounds, sometimes you just have to force feed, until they get the idea.  Well! at 1am, you not feeling very charitable and when you have to pry open a little mouth and stick the nipple in, you can get sort of disgruntled.   She did eventually figure out the whole bottle thing and things went much smoother from there.  The kids would also help feed her from time to time and found her rather amusing.  I found her amusing until, she figured out how to get out of the bathtub and we had to cover it with planks of wood, which then had to be moved to feed her.   When it comes to eating, she is very greedy.

Talking ducks

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Posted by kat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-10-2015

I got asked recently how to tell female (hens)ducks from male(drakes) ducks.  I tried to describe it, when that didn’t work, I decided to record my ducks.  So here is what they sound like.  Voice00002

Females sound more like geese(loud and honks) and males sound like what you would expect from a duck(raspy or hoarse).  Since they are all housed together, it would be sort of hard to record only one or the other.

Catch up ramblings

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Posted by kat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-08-2014

So I haven’t posted since like March, life just got way to busy.  This will just be a run down of what happened and stuff

April

I think this is when my car stopped working and we borrowed my in laws car off and on for a bit
Put in a garden in just my raised beds
May

Fixed our engraving machine, it was not cheap

June

My husband was in a car accident that totaled his car
I went to girls camp, with 14 girls and we all survived.  I made neat necklaces for the girls
Finally found a car that we could afford, we used it to get girls back from camp.  It seats 8 people and I really like it

July

Went to a family reunion in TN
Had a wisdom tooth start to bother me

Aug

School started today, we made the bus for all three kids, this was even after they stayed up late
Have surgery set for the 15th to take out the two wisdom teeth I have left
Trying to get garden fence fixed/finished so I can pick up our baby goat Alexis at the end of the month

What’s in an inspiration?

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Posted by kat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-02-2014

Recently I was sick with a cold that was nastier than most colds I have had.  Because I didn’t want to have the same flavor of cough drops, I bought some Hall’s cough drops because they had spearmint ones.  At the same time bought two bags of Dove chocolates, one was milk chocolate and one was dark.  The following were inside the wrappers from both the cough drops and the Dove chocolates.

Hall’s Cough drops- A PEP TALK IN EVERY DROP
Be resilient
Go for it
Nothing you can’t handle
Get back in there champ
Be unstoppable
Power through
Push on
Inspire envy

Chocolates
Enjoy the small things in life
Daydreaming is free
You’re gorgeous
Smiling is free
Have no limits today
Live your dreams
Keep the promises you make to yourself

 

Brewed Chocolate anyone? How about Choffy????

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Posted by kat | Posted in Cooking, Family Happenings, Uncategorized | Posted on 29-06-2013

About a year or so ago, a friend of mine started selling something called Choffy.  It’s ground coco beans that is then put in a french press, hot water is added and then you wait a few mins, add some creamer and you have an AWESOME drink.  Wait????  What is a french press???   A french press is a container that has a filter on it, to keep the grounds from floating to the top.    It looks like this, you can also brew it in a coffee pot, if you have a really fine filter.  I have also read that a tea infuser works well too.   Well!  back to my story.    So the first time I made it, I didn’t do it right, and it still tasted pretty good.   The next time I tried it, I did it right and it was AWESOME!!!!  While Choffy seems pretty pricey, if your used to going to Starbucks or some of these other coffee shops, Choffy is cheaper and far healthier for you.     Currently there are three flavors, Ivory Coast, IC Dark and La Espanola.

Choffy has the following:
20 Calories
2x the antioxidents in one serving  as 2 servings of  blueberries
Theobromine-
It has about the same of caffeine, as a 1 oz. of dark chocolate (20-24mg).
No Gluten
No Sugar- Except for what you add
No Fat

For more information you can go to http://www.drinkchoffy.com/about-choffy/faqs/ or to order go to www.drinkchoffy.com/katgowen

 

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