About the Goats (…and sheep)

This blog has evolved from a mainly pictorial chronicle of the lives of 2 Alpine goats, Astrid and Claire and two Shetland sheep, Iona and Inga living on the Thistlemoon Meadows Homestead in Northern Vermont to a bunch of homesteader musings.

I should have realized from the beginning that there was no way I could keep rather silent and just let pictures do the talking about something that I am so passionate about.  But I figured that since I spend a lot of time writing and cooking for my other blog, The Leftover Queen, I wouldn’t have time for another blog with so much writing. But, homesteading is a lifestyle, a way of being, and no matter where you go or what you do, it is a part of you – it is part of what I do everyday, it is what makes me excited to get up in the morning and leaves me feeling deeply satisfied at the end of the day.

Other animals on the homestead include 2 Berserker Chihuahuas (they have their own blog), a black cat named, Nimue, 2 rabbits – Lady Sassafras (Sassy) and Duke Fluffington (Dukie), as well as a motley flock of 10 mixed heritage breed hens – Arwen, Chickpea, Gertrude, Gimpy, Penguina, Perugina and Big Mama who oversees the Baldy Clan, and some temporary characters each year – the animals we raise for meat (so far only chickens).

The caretakers of this menagerie are Jenn aka The Leftover Queen and Roberto – 2 humans trying to live as sustainably and self-sufficient as possible, walking in the path of their ancestors, who also raised sheep and goats.

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