Goodbye to Sweet Sophie Goat

This past weekend, we said goodbye to Sophie Goat, part of the sister trio with Mickey and Zephora.  This sweetheart is the first goat we have lost, and it has led me to reflect on the many lessons animals pass onto us to live with compassion, connection, and care for each other. Sophie stuck outContinue reading “Goodbye to Sweet Sophie Goat”

Welcome 2017: Suds, Soap and Snow

To get it out of the way, happy 2017!  Belated, I realize, but this year has already felt very different from those in the past. When the calendar turns over, I can usually be found excitedly making lists, reflecting on the past year, and looking ahead to the new year in anticipation.  This year has beenContinue reading “Welcome 2017: Suds, Soap and Snow”

Soap, Soap, Soap, …sketch!

Soap, soap, soap…sketch! Life has been busy lately, and I have been more of a soapmakers than a sketcher lately. Remember our soap-making project using up all that extra milk we were getting from our Nubian goats last spring?  Well, it ended up being a roaring success, which came as a surprise, and also letContinue reading “Soap, Soap, Soap, …sketch!”

Make America Goat Again

Although this is a poke at the current state of the presidential campaigns, it is important to get out there and VOTE! It is a presidential election year ( and a nail-biter at that!), but pretty please don’t forget the candidates and issues that are on local ballots being voted on as well that affectContinue reading “Make America Goat Again”

Top Ten Differences between Sheep and Goats

As many of you know, I am a ridiculously proud goat mom, not a sheep mom.  So what is our sweet Sally goat doing in this sketch? Well, this past week I have had the incredible opportunity to travel to Sun Valley, Idaho to experience the Trailing of the Sheep Festival with my dear Oaxacan friendsContinue reading “Top Ten Differences between Sheep and Goats”

Soapmaking and sketching

As many of you know, I became the proud goat mom of four sweet Nubians a few months back. What a magical whirlwind adventure it has been! Many early mornings of baby goat care, milkings twice daily and now, after the baby goats have been weaned off of the moms, a HUGE surplus of milk!Continue reading “Soapmaking and sketching”

Ears flying off the page!

When we first got our first goats Sally and Gidget, we were so amused by their big, floppy ears that are a hallmark of their Nubian goat breed. Sally goat was named  “Sally Rose Fields” after The Flying Nun TV series featuring Sally Fields. Can you see the resemblance? I have had the idea toContinue reading “Ears flying off the page!”

Country outlaw sketch #1: Merle

Here is the long anticipated sketch of Maple’s twin, Merle. They were our second set of twins born on April 6th, the same day which country legend Merle Haggard died on, which was also his birthday. Maple was an easy name to come up with.  I spent some time in graduate school in Vermont, nestledContinue reading “Country outlaw sketch #1: Merle”

Coffee, huevos rancheros, and goat milk…

  My morning routine from my sketchbook! I have been taking an online sketching course through Sketchbook Skool called Polishing and it is FABULOUS! It is full of great inspiration, and the weekly sketch assignments have kept me on track while growing in my drawing adventure. The first week’s homework was to draw your day in comicContinue reading “Coffee, huevos rancheros, and goat milk…”

Miss Maple Sketch

This little sweetheart was the final of our four Nubian kids born earlier this month. She must be preparing for the goat Olympics, because this one has some crazy moves!  Jumping sideways, backing up (I call it her moonwalking move!), and jumpin’-off-stump-combos. Go Miss Maple!  Watch for videos to come. We love her dearly, alongContinue reading “Miss Maple Sketch”