Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cora Bell

Cora Bell is our first LGD.  She is a purebred Great Pyrenees.  I have heard from other people talking about how wonderful their guard dogs are to have around.  But never knew what they meant until we got our Cora Bell. Now if you don't like to hear dogs bark, then don't get a LGD.  They let you know by barking when anything at all is around.

It is something to watch how Cora Bell interacts with the goats. She loves being with them in the barn or when they are out in the field.  Kidding season is always a very special time, so exciting to see all the new kids. When new kids are born here in the spring, Cora Bell has to smell each new addition to get to know them.  I am never afraid that she will hurt them.  When the kids are a couple of weeks old, they usually start climbing all over her.  Cora Bell is like an old mother hen and lets the kids do whatever they want. The cold and snow doesn't bother her at all.  In fact, she loves to roll around and play in the snow.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since it was so cold yesterday, it was a good day to bake some chocolate chip cookies. They are great for dunking in a glass of cold goats milk. Here is my recipe:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks of butter, softened
2 farm fresh eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (I make my own)

Mix all these ingredients together until you have a nice smooth batter.


3 cups organic white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teasoon sea salt

After this is all blended together add 2 cups of chocolate chips. I also add 1 cup of shredded coconut and about 3/4 cup chopped pecans. Bake in 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes.


Isley is a Karaja/Walker little doe born last spring.  Love the brown ears she has and that face. Isley has grown into the beautiful yearling that I expected considering her dam and sire.