Endless Praise Acres

Endless Praise Acres Just our small piece of heaven on earth - our hobby farm and home.
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For those of you who were wondering about my post yesterday (regarding an unexpected loss on our small farm).  I wasn't ...
03/15/2024

For those of you who were wondering about my post yesterday (regarding an unexpected loss on our small farm). I wasn't trying to be vague. In reality, I simply don't know how to share sad news with a broad audience (or if I even should).

Lily died yesterday. Somehow, a wooden pallet fell on top of her. She was already gone by the time I realized what had happened. I'm deeply saddened by this. All I know to say is thank you to each of you who loved on her while she was here. You helped make her short life rich and full, and that means SO much to me.

Today we had an unexpected loss on our small farm and I'm an emotional mess.  Afterwards, I decided to take my grandson ...
03/15/2024

Today we had an unexpected loss on our small farm and I'm an emotional mess. Afterwards, I decided to take my grandson for a wagon ride and found this little painted rock near our home. The "extra sunshine" helped me smile through my tears.
Then Little Mister decided he was done riding in the wagon and wanted to pull it himself, explore, put every treasure he could find in it (mostly rocks and pinecones), and basically delay rest time as long as he possibly could.

03/13/2024

Lily has decided she wants to steal the bottle when we're feeding Jolly Roger. πŸ˜†. I now just add more milk to the bottle before feeding time (yes, I know I could easily make two bottles, but Lily is still nursing from her mama, and Jolly isn't.)

Silly goats.

When we first brought her home, I never expected to fall so deeply and quickly in love with a livestock guardian dog.  W...
03/04/2024

When we first brought her home, I never expected to fall so deeply and quickly in love with a livestock guardian dog. Willow, however, has my heart. ❀️. This girl is so very gentle with our goats (even the babies), our grandkids, and most visitors we introduce to her. She even tolerates our Australian Shepherd (and that's saying a LOT!)
Today her first family came over for a visit and my heart is full. Watching them interact was so very sweet.
Also, Jolly Roger (our little Pygora that is being bottle-fed) might think she's his adopted mama. πŸ˜†

❀️The sass is strong with this one.
03/01/2024

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The sass is strong with this one.

Some days are just like that...πŸ€ͺ
02/27/2024

Some days are just like that...πŸ€ͺ

Life is funny.  When I was a kid (11-12 years old?) one of my chores was to help milk our goat Daisy.  I hated that chor...
02/25/2024

Life is funny. When I was a kid (11-12 years old?) one of my chores was to help milk our goat Daisy. I hated that chore and was firm in my resolve to never, ever raise goats. Fast-forward around forty years, and I added goats back into my life. I have loved having them for the past 4-5 years. About a week ago, one of our does gave birth to twin bucklings, but there were issues (one of the babies didn't make it, and the other has struggled to latch on/nurse). I'm now milking Dolly twice a day and bottle feeding her surviving buckling (who we've named Jolly Roger). πŸ˜†
Now all I need to do is figure out what I want to do with the extra goat milk. (There are so many options!). She doesn't produce nearly as much as the dairy breeds do (and I'm not licensed to sell it for human consumption)... hmmm πŸ€”

I love this crazy dog!  Late last night I was spinning yarn and needed the next section of roving...only it wasn't where...
02/25/2024

I love this crazy dog! Late last night I was spinning yarn and needed the next section of roving...only it wasn't where I had placed it. This is where (and how) I found it - seriously! πŸ˜†

It's  week!  When I originally signed up I wasn't anticipating a couple of my most recent distractions, but investing in...
02/19/2024

It's week! When I originally signed up I wasn't anticipating a couple of my most recent distractions, but investing in myself has value. Thanks to my support team (mostly and ) for helping me with the animals so I can enjoy spinning. 😊
These are just a few pictures of my spinning set-up, my "companions", and my first spin for this week...a beautiful Merino/Tencel from . Next up is a fun Corriedale/BFL blend from

I pulled these two French Angoras out for grooming today. Beautiful mother/daughter duo. 😍If I participated in very many...
02/15/2024

I pulled these two French Angoras out for grooming today. Beautiful mother/daughter duo. 😍

If I participated in very many shows, I might consider different rabbits (these two both lack in a couple of areas type-wise). They're amazing fiber producing machines, though!

All of today's pictures on my phone are of very pregnant goats' lady bits.  I figured these from yesterday were probably...
02/11/2024

All of today's pictures on my phone are of very pregnant goats' lady bits. I figured these from yesterday were probably a little cuter for most people. πŸ˜†
Cute baby French Angoras and an adorable toddler. ❀️

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Expecting Mama's.  Any predictions on the order they'll give birth?  My guesses on birthing dates and number of kids:Hon...
02/10/2024

Expecting Mama's. Any predictions on the order they'll give birth? My guesses on birthing dates and number of kids:

Honey Buns - Feb. 11 (2)
Dolly - Feb. 16 (2)
Waffles - Feb. 21 (2)
Dottie - Feb. 25 (1)
Tinkerbell - Feb. 28 (2)

Huge "Thank You!!!" to our vet who takes such great care of our animals.  Today, all of the goats were given boluses, Be...
02/07/2024

Huge "Thank You!!!" to our vet who takes such great care of our animals. Today, all of the goats were given boluses, Beau had his feet and joints checked out (he has arthritis and has been limping), and Archie had his horns trimmed (as they grow they press into his skull making one grumpy goat). We ❀️
Oh... She also gave Willow a microchip and checked all of our younger pigs to find the one with the hernia (turns out it has corrected itself!). πŸ˜†

First picture is our Hungarian Yellows (expensive and rare).  I'm still trying to decide if I want to raise more of them...
02/06/2024

First picture is our Hungarian Yellows (expensive and rare). I'm still trying to decide if I want to raise more of them or not. πŸ˜†. I love their color!
Second picture is an obnoxious Hungarian Yellow rooster. I say obnoxious, but really he is just extremely protective of "his" ladies.
Third picture is simply a variety of our hens and roosters. ❀️
Last picture showcases Dexter. He's a Salmon Faverolle rooster who also tends to aggressively "protect" what he thinks is his. I love our silly Salmon Faverolle hens, but this guy? I can't trust him around visitors.☹️.

What's your favorite chicken breed(s) and why?

February will be kidding month around here.  We're officially on baby watch (which means constantly paying attention to ...
02/05/2024

February will be kidding month around here. We're officially on baby watch (which means constantly paying attention to all of their "lady bits"). πŸ˜†

Also, please don't mind Dollie's messy fiber. She currently looks like a young child gave her a haircut (and it was totally me). 🀦 I didn't get around to shearing her in the Fall, and just recently cut off a bunch of matted areas.

Spinning some 100% French Angora fiber on my Majacraft Rose wheel = contentment.  Thank you for the luxurious fiber, Lin...
01/25/2024

Spinning some 100% French Angora fiber on my Majacraft Rose wheel = contentment. Thank you for the luxurious fiber, Lincoln, Everest, Bartleby, Greta, and Bingo! 😍

This is Willow (the first livestock guardian dog we've ever owned).  She's adjusting to her new home, her new people, an...
01/21/2024

This is Willow (the first livestock guardian dog we've ever owned). She's adjusting to her new home, her new people, and our goats (but they aren't quite sure what to think about her, yet). If you have tips for me to help make this transition go smoothly, please send them my way.

We love our fresh eggs.  With our colder weather recently, we have had several of them freeze, however.  When this happe...
01/16/2024

We love our fresh eggs. With our colder weather recently, we have had several of them freeze, however. When this happens, I cook them up and give them back to the chickens. The extra protein is good for them. 😊

Mystique is thrilled that the holidays are here. πŸ˜†
12/15/2023

Mystique is thrilled that the holidays are here. πŸ˜†

Benny and Beau saying "Hello!" 😊
12/10/2023

Benny and Beau saying "Hello!" 😊

Cute piggies in a nice dry barn.  Their regular pens under our shop flooded overnight, so today was spent making a tempo...
12/06/2023

Cute piggies in a nice dry barn. Their regular pens under our shop flooded overnight, so today was spent making a temporary area for them (and all of our goats) in our barn. It's tighter than I'd prefer, but dry (yay!)
Praying for all of those in our area whose homes are currently flooded. ☹️

11/22/2023

Some of the "good stuff". 😊

Are any of my friends looking to adopt a pet bunny?  I'm sharing this on behalf of a local rescue.  The first picture is...
11/13/2023

Are any of my friends looking to adopt a pet bunny? I'm sharing this on behalf of a local rescue.
The first picture is Tulip, female, she’s getting fixed this Wednesday the 15th! She’s very sweet & loves cuddles.
The second picture only shows one, but there are two of these girls that are around 4.5 months, unfixed.
If you are interested, please let me know and I'll connect you. 😊

So thankful!  Even with the challenges, having the opportunity to raise animals is a privilege that I don't take for gra...
11/12/2023

So thankful! Even with the challenges, having the opportunity to raise animals is a privilege that I don't take for granted. I took these pictures yesterday of just a few of the things that make me smile.

These knuckleheads just make me smile.  I love watching them roam around our property.  They give us delicious eggs (and...
11/09/2023

These knuckleheads just make me smile. I love watching them roam around our property. They give us delicious eggs (and lots of random fertilizer wherever they go). πŸ˜†πŸ“πŸ’©
The roosters in this gang are not friendly with young people, however, so we're trying to decide what to do about them. ☹️

What a full weekend at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival!  To each of you who encouraged me to participate, helped me,...
10/16/2023

What a full weekend at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival! To each of you who encouraged me to participate, helped me, and allowed me to show off some of the goats I adore, thank you!!!
I learned SO much, met some fantastic people, took a needle felting class, and did some shopping. πŸ˜†

Recently I visited .from.mars and purchased a bit of alpaca roving.  This spins like a dream!  Can't wait to knit or cro...
10/10/2023

Recently I visited .from.mars and purchased a bit of alpaca roving. This spins like a dream! Can't wait to knit or crochet with it.
The last picture also includes a small bit of 100% French Angora yarn spun "from the cloud" (meaning just a pile of fluff directly from shearing a bunny - no prep work in between).
Both of these are chain plied.
I ❀️ soft, fluffy, natural fiber SO much!

I might be "doing it all wrong", but I'm doing it.  I'm prepping for my first (ever) goat show. πŸ˜†If you're near Albany, ...
10/10/2023

I might be "doing it all wrong", but I'm doing it. I'm prepping for my first (ever) goat show. πŸ˜†
If you're near Albany, Oregon this weekend, feel free to stop by and say "Hello!". I'll be at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival Friday through Sunday (showing goats on Sunday).

I might be "doing it all wrong", but I'm doing it. I'm prepping for my first (ever) goat show. πŸ˜†If you're near Albany, O...
10/10/2023

I might be "doing it all wrong", but I'm doing it. I'm prepping for my first (ever) goat show. πŸ˜†
If you're near Albany, Oregon this weekend, feel free to stop by and say "Hi!". I'll be at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival Friday through Sunday (showing on Sunday).

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