Friday, March 18, 2011

New Blog

He Everyone. We updated our blog design. Check it out over here

Monday, March 14, 2011

Kids Trying to Nurse on Each Other

Here is a video of our kids trying to nurse on each other.

I can hardly stand watching them suckle on each other.

I love D.P.!

I've been making body care products for quite some time and now I'm going to start selling some of the things that I wouldn't want to live without. I'm starting out small with just two of my favorite items, goat milk soap and thyme balm. I want them to look professional and show how much time and love I put into these products so I hired my friend Danielle Peña. She is a talented artist and graphic designer who is doing a great job designing my labels. We are not quiet done with them yet but I just wanted to let the world know how much I appreciate her for helping me out and doing such a great job.

So check out her website and look out for my goat milk soap and thyme balm in a health food store near you.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Our Very Anticipated Goat Kids Have Arrived

But I wasn't home to greet them. And I still won't be for a few more days so Dustin sent me some pictures. As soon as I opened the first link my heart exploded.

Here's why

The smile, the long legs, the big ears...everything about her makes me squeal. I love animals, especially when they're babies.

I'm happy to be in Oakland hanging with my family and helping my grandpa finish his movie, but I cant wait to get back to the mountain top and play with the kids all day.

And there are more less glamorous but still adorable photos on flickr.

Hooray for babies!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Our latest portrait

We finally took a portrait together. It was a great day. We headed out first thing in the morning out into the redwoods. This was taken on the edge of the woods.


And we found chanterelles in the redwoods!


There's nothing better than cuddling in the forest and bringing home some mushroom gold.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Here she is!

A glamor shot of Milk Mama!


and Gale in an Oak tree.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Milk Mama's home!

Yay. I missed little Miss Milky and I'm glad she's back from her boyfriends house. Too bad its raining and we haven't been on any walks yet. But as soon as the sun's back we'll be out tromping through the woods again.

Picture to come.

Friday, February 11, 2011

yeast saves the day again

Food allergies are common. Most go ignored because the side effects can be excusable like a drippy nose or puffy eyes in the morning. I avoid wheat because I get GI problems I'd rather avoid. For the past seven years I've pretty much eliminated bread from my diet because most "alternatives" are not worthy of ingestion. Last year a friend who also has a wheat allergy told me she can eat sprouted wheat. So I experimented with that and have been happy with the results, I forgot how good sandwiches are for every meal.

This week Dustin felt like making me his lab rat and thought I should try eating sourdough bread. I was hesitant. It makes sense that I would be able to eat predigested wheat gluten.

Most of the flour called "wheat" today is made from a hybrid plant that has a funky gluten that, for many, is hard to digest including the digestively impaired. Spelt and kamut are heirloom wheats that have simpler gluten which are much easier digest. Sourdough is one of those magical foods that gets transformed by our microscopic friends. They eat the gluten and convert it to a simpler form that the digestively impaired, like myself, can dine on.

So we bought ourselves a loaf of bread baby bird style (sourdough) and had a lovely picnic on the beach.

Hooray for yeast!


I know this isn't a related picture but sheep man is so handsome.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

bye bye flamingo

I'm sad to see her go. I'll miss little waddle face.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Goat Milk Herd Share

We've been house setting at a place with internet and I've been using this opportunity to work on Milk Mamma's Goat Farm's herd share business plan. I'm really excited for the milking season to start again! It looks like we might actually make a little money for our time this year. We're going to start having kids next month and we'll have all four goats up to full milk production this April. Contact us at milkmamagoatfarm at if you're interested in joining herdshare.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Mission

My current mission is to approach;
-Communally sustainable
-Economically sustainable
-Environmentally sustainable

I want all of my projects to give more than they take. That after 2 or 4 or even 7 generations the community, the environment, and the economy my projects draw on for resources will be better than before the project began.