Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I/we’ve been busy with some other things that have come up so, unfortunately, posting took a back seat for a few days.

New Drake

After a few ruffled feathers and agitated quacking from the gals the new Khaki Campbell drake is settling in nicely. He was a little frightened at first of the goats and Betsy, our bantam rhode island red chicken, didn’t like that fact that there was a new animal in town. Just like a scene from an old western movie, she challenged him to a face off. She wanted to let him know that she was boss of this animal kingdom. Little Betsy who is 1/4 the size of the drake “took him on” without hesitation.

Goats Go to Market

Saturday was a lovely day and we spent the most part of it at the wonderful Pasadena Farmer’s Market. A local volunteer with Heifer International had asked us if we’d bring the goats down to be a part of their booth and holiday campaign to bring such animals like goats to families in other parts of the world.   As expected the goats drew in a lot of attention even though we were placed away from the main hub of vendors because of the animals (the folks putting on the Farmer’s Market didn’t want the animals near the food). 

The volunteer from Heifer International that was manning the booth said that the booth had never been busier.   The kids just loved hanging out with our kids. One little girl asked if she could kiss a goat – that’s a first! When most kids are frightened that the goats will bite, she wanted to give Blackberry a smacker right on the lips. How cute is that?  Besides the kids, the adults were loving the goats, some even offered the goats leafy treats from their bags of produce.


Saturday evening the first big storm of the rainy season brought a sizeable amount of rain to the Southland and snow to the local mountains.

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  1. Dave Patterson says:

    Thanks for the kind words about Heifer International. I joined Heifer as new media director last year and really appreciate it when someone blogs about us.

    We have a new BlogRaising program that lets bloggers like you help us get the word out about Heifer and raise the money we need to do our work. To learn more, just go to

    I hope you are able to take part.

    Again thanks for the good words.