September 19, 2011

Help Find A Missing Goat in Oklahoma!

This is Journey, she is a LaMancha dairy goat. Isn't she just beautiful? Sadly, her owner Carol is desperately trying to find her and I am hoping that by posting this on my blog and trying to get the word out in other ways that it will somehow help Journey to be found and returned to her worried owner.

Journey has a tattoo on the underside of her tail which reads, YJ/Y10. Carol was traveling home from the Texas Dairy Goat Show in Wichita Falls when Journey vanished. She was in the trailer when they stopped in Sherman and had vanished when they arrived in Checotah, Oklahoma. The only other stop was for fuel in Kiowa, Oklahoma and they did not open the trailer at that time. Though evidence of Journey near the convenience store in Kiowa, Oklahoma was later found. Carol is headed back to Kiowa today to resume the search for Journey.

Please help to find Journey by getting the word out about her. Reposting about her on your Facebook pages or different goat groups you belong too can only help. If you are at a goat sale in Oklahoma be on the lookout for this beautiful LaMancha. If you hear about a goat running loose in Oklahoma or see someone selling a dairy goat that could be her on Craigslist let Carol know!

If you have any information about Journey at all you can reach her owner Carol at 918-470-2592 and there are more pictures of Journey on the "does" page of Carol's website at

Photo courtesy of Carol Stafford.

September 15, 2011

Goat Races

A day at the err.. goat races? I just love the little stuffed jockeys on their backs. hehe

August 09, 2011

Festive Bean Salad

Fresh and colorful, this healthy side dish goes well with Mexican food or just about any dish.

1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
3/4 cup red onion, diced
1 can whole corn, (15 oz) drained
1 can lime & cilantro Rotel diced tomatoes, drained
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 can black Beans, (15 oz) drained
1 can kidney beans, (15 oz) drained
Salt and Pepper

In a large bowl, combine peppers, onion, corn, Rotel tomatoes and garlic. Add olive oil, vinegar, and lightly salt and pepper to taste. Add black beans and kidney beans and toss well. Makes about 9 - 1 cup servings. Refrigerate leftovers.

Optional: 1/2 of a jalapeno, finely chopped can be added for more kick.

August 02, 2011

Satan Called....He Wants His Weather Back.

Kansas is starting to feel like a desert. Normally I like summer, but this heat has been oppressive to say the least. The dry heat hits you in the face like walking into an oven and the brown grass crunches under your feet. I swore after the winter we had I was not going to complain about the heat in the summer but come on! Week after week of 100+ temps and I finally just had to give in and say something! I look at the drought maps on the weather website and see how this drought is spreading up from Texas like a cancer. It is 111 degrees today, I am doing all I can for the animals but still I worry about them. We need a break and we need rain, after our hay is put up I think I am going to Google rain dances....yes things are just about THAT bad.