• Animals,  Homestead

    How did we end up with goats?

    Goats?  I never would have thought it.  But, life doesn’t always take you down the roads you expect!  My high school daughter was working at our local vet’s office and her colleague rescues baby goats that are headed to slaughter.  One day she brought two babies into the office to spend the day with her when they were teeny tiny, and if you haven’t seen baby goats before, well, there isn’t much chance you can walk away without a soft spot in your heart for them.  I would have to say that was the beginning. We visited her rescue farm and got to meet her goats and pigs, and the…

  • Hiking

    Hiking Mt. Brandon – Dingle, Ireland

    I love to find beautiful places to hike!  I always have to have at least one good hike on any vacation I plan.  Here in Dingle, Ireland I couldn’t resist hiking up Mt. Brandon, the highest peak on the Dingle Peninsula at 953 meters (3127ft.).  I had done some brief research online and found most people said it was doable in under 5 hours.  However, we got lost trying to find the path which leads up, and initially started hiking on the All Saint’s path which led us through a sheep pasture and then we found ourselves boxed in with barbed wire fences on all sides and no path to…