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That Crazy Goat and Gumdrop Cookies

One morning, a few days ago, I went out to greet the cattle - send out a few cheery hellos and howareyas - and that fat little goat got all twitterpated and consternated. He immediately positioned himself between me and the mooies, and when they weren't right where he wanted them, nudged them along and into place with a little head butt or prance. We call him Little Lord Fauntleroy always lording over his crew. He's a lot like me. Concerned for others, organized and a little bit bossy.

As the weather has been frustratingly blustery and cold these last few weeks, the farm has become a space for contemplation and review and less about physical work. I really dislike the wind, so find myself fighting off the worst cabin fever in April. The winds gust and blow with a vengeance up here on these bluffs above the river making any outside activity a test of my endurance. So with all this warm and cozy inside time on my hands, and a little motivation from my Memoir Class, I've decided to dig into a writing project that I've been playing with for a few years. I'm so fixated, in fact, that when the weather warms like today and the sunshine beckons us to get outside for work and play, I'm at the keyboard writing just one more idea here or another idea there. The project has consumed me. It's all I can think about. It's all I can do. I hear writers report that stories can have their own life force. They bubble up and out of the writer demanding to be told - demanding audience and stage. We'll see where this one ends up.

William on the other hand, like most farmers I know, must be outside of the house and physically working. He's been splitting wood, sorting junk, making cutting boards, building a chicken coop and working a few jobs around the community with his big digging equipment. He'd go crazy doing my work and I'd feel the same about his!


I just brought two batches of cookies to the store including a well-loved and sorely missed GUMDROP COOKIE BREAKFAST BAR! It's been a long time since I've made these - I'm sorry! If you haven't had these, you're in for a treat. This is a cookie my aunt used to make when I was a kid. It's a super chewy oatmeal cookie spiked with old-fashioned spiced gumdrops. It's not too sweet and oh, so yummy! There's also a big batch of CHEWY TRIPLE CHIP.

All the rest of our goodies are fully stocked: Seeds, grains, straw, cutting boards, sunflower oil, sunflower soap, maple syrup, bread kits, pizza dough kits, pizza sauce, salad dressing, CBD chocolates, spice blends, herb blends, tea, chicory chai...and more.

There's a new batch of ducks waiting to say hello and of course, Homer, the gray and white Lake View Mascot would love to see you!

It's going to be a great weekend to get a little farm in your life!

Sending lots of love your way!


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01 may

Gumdrop cookies!! My Grandma used to make them although I remember more of a sugar cookie base. YUM and great memory!!!

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