Thursday, June 23, 2011

Haflinger Plush Toy

I thought my Haflinger Friends out there might appreciate this cute little toy I made in honor of Morrissey. I think it might even be a little bit cuter than the plush goats. Shhh! Don't tell them!

I still miss her so much, but I'm sure she is having a good time with her new owners. There are several new boarders at the stables right now. We have a Mustang and a Percheron. I always thought my haflinger was drafty, but this girl puts her to shame. Her name is Zoe. I've never been around a draft horse in person. She is so big that the word that comes to mind when I see her is  always "dinosaur". 

In goaty news, my final doeling for this season will be coming home next weekend. Her name is TLC Farm Dear Valerie Plame. I can't wait to have all my girls in one place. I am crossing my fingers, hoping that the four of them will get along.

New Official Site

I'm very happy to announce that my dairy goat herd, Gray Stables, now has an official site. It isn't completely finished, but it is presentable enough for now. Feel free to check it out!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Shape Shifter

Valencia is keeping a secret and her shadow is telling the truth. She's not a goat after all. She is a bunny!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sweet Geets

I'm so excited to announce that I'm opening an Etsy shop! Now that I'm only working part time teaching summer school, and most of my goats are weaned, I'm finding myself with time on my hands. I've always loved crafting, and really enjoy making handmade gifts for the children in my life.

My nephew Jackson's birthday was coming up, and I wanted to make him a goat. No matter what I did, I couldn't find any cute goat patterns. Through trial and error, I was able to come up with an adorable one. I called it Jackson's Sweet Geet, since we use that nickname for our goatie girls pretty often around here.

He loved it so much that I've decided to make them available for other children too. I'm really enjoying making them, so even if Jackson is the only child who loves a Sweet Geet, that is fine with me.

Check out my shop here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


That was fast. The trainers were there, she was loaded and she was gone within minutes. It was really hard. To make myself feel better, I spent a lot of the money I made from her on the goats right away. I've got pretty much everything I'll ever need for them arriving next week. I'm also shopping for a maid. Having a horse was a huge extravagance for my suburban family. It will be nice to have that breathing room. What a crazy day.