Follow your heart and intuition

4 May

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
~Steve Jobs

goat edition

Farming chores and animals wait for no-one, for if we are the least bit off schedule it gets LOUD around here! The chores must be done whether it’s raining, if it’s too hot, if it’s too cold, if we don’t feel well or even if we want to “pretend” we are suburbanite’s again with lazy unscheduled weekends.

We did that the other weekend actually – pretended that we had an unscheduled stretch of about 8 hours on a Sunday. We had Brunch at 55 South and then back to Puckett’s in the Fork to hang out with friends, then back to our place to hang out with more friends…

Then we SCRAMBLED to finish our chores, including the evening goat milking, the feeding, the waters, the nightly animal welfare checks, dinner had to be made, lunches for school and work the next day, the laundry, the dishes…

Every once in a while we steal a day away from the farm and though fun and carefree, it brings us back to the purpose, serenity, beauty and balance we derive from being home with the animals on our farm, our retreat – where we have followed our hearts and intuition.

Tiramisu and Macchiato with kids

We are phasing out the porcine element and bringing in the Dairy Caprine element! Now that takes COURAGE! Something we would never attempt without Dr. Woordard’s oversight and expertise.  We have taken our time adding the right goats, searching for the best milking bloodlines we can find.  Although we love all breeds of dairy goats and cherish our Saanen and Oberhasli does (amazing milkers as first fresheners giving us a gallon+ each, daily), our hearts are with the Nubian breed.  Our search for Nubian bloodlines has brought us to the Saada, Goldthwaite, Six-M-Galaxy, POTF and Pruittville herd names.  We will strive for large capacious, elegant does that are gorgeous and have long level lactation’s with milk, milk and more milk!

Dr. Jamie Woodard, DVM may be reached at Woodard Equine Services, (615) 512-3557.

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4 Responses to “Follow your heart and intuition”

  1. Camilla Kottman May 5, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    I’m so glad you’re posting again. Even if we aren’t able to see eachother often, I feel connected again. I love reading what you write and how you write. XO

    • pinkguitarfarm May 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

      Thanks Cam! Let’s get together soon and cook some really amazing food this summer! Love you!!!!

  2. Kathy Kneer May 6, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Welcome back Jennifer!!Glad the herd is growing! how are the hand milkers doing?

    • pinkguitarfarm May 7, 2013 at 11:34 am #

      Thanks Kathy! The herd is growing, we had 10 kids born here this year! The hand milkers were weary and decided to get a machine. 🙂 The one we chose is located here: http://www.perrysmilkers.com. Can’t wait for you to try the goat milk, cheese and ice cream!

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