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We’ve created this page to share tidbits of information, delightful stories, and inspirational thoughts with our regular visitors, as well as newcomers to our site and to the ‘world of Boer goats’. The topics will be varied, and new items posted for sharing frequently. Check back often for a chuckle or a thought provoking read. Feel free to comment by sending us an email. You can submit items of interest through our contact page. Thanks for your interest, and we hope you enjoy!

In family life,
is the oil that eases friction,
the cement that binds closer together,
and the music that brings harmony.

The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works,
is the family!

A family is a unit composed not only of children,
but of men, women, an occasional animal,
…and the common cold!

The love of a family if life’s greatest blessing!

Remember, it’s not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, that is the true measure of our thanksgiving

Do not get tired of doing what is good.
Don’t get discouraged and give up,
For we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
-Galatians 6:9


Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, ‘Lord, prop us up on our leanin’ side.’ After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.
He answered, ‘Well sir, you see, it’s like this… I got an old barn out back. It’s been there a long time; it’s withstood a lot of weather; it’s gone through a lot of storms, and it’s stood for many years.
It’s still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.
So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn’t fall.
Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn.. I’ve been around a long time..
I’ve withstood a lot of life’s storms. I’ve withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I’ve withstood a lot of hard times, and I’m still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, ’cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.
Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward jealousy, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn’t . So we need to pray, ‘Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.”

I am a Canadian Farmer!
I am not Old MacDonald or a factory farmer,
And I don’t wear coveralls and rubber boots all the time.
I use a computer, a tractor, and a shovel on any given day.
I have a kitchen table, not a boardroom table.
I am an caring environmentalist.
I can proudly stamp my flag on food shipped around the world.
I believe in producing safe food.
And more of it on less land.
The best in the world.
If you ate today, thank me.
I am a Canadian farmer!

Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life….. Things are to be used and people are to be loved, but the problem in today’s world is that, people are used and things are loved… During the day, be careful to keep this thought in mind: Things are to be used, but People are to be loved … Be yourself….Act as if this is the only day we have.

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits they become character; Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.


A day hemmed in prayer seldom comes unraveled!!!

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it will always be yours. If it doesn’t come back, it was never yours to begin with. But, if it just sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, uses your telephone, takes your money, and doesn’t appear to realize that you had set it free …. You either married it or gave birth to it!

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely!

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else always does!

The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes!

Just when you get used to yesterday, along comes today!

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you always know they are there!!!

Handle every stressful situation like a dog. Pee on it and walk away!

We are proud to be farmers, and to have been fortunate enough to raise our 6 kids on the farm. We love the country, front-porch sittin’, the colour of “John Deere” green, and being able to drop in at the neighbours without an invitation. We know how to work and we know how to play. Many of you who feel the same way will be able to relate to the following:

For those of us who can’t remember what age we started “working” because we grew up working every day on the farm.

Who knows the value of a dollar because it’s something earned, not given.

Who never received an allowance for “good behavior” because good behavior was expected at all times.

Who never had a curfew because as long as we were up in time for morning chores, and didn’t complain about being tired, it didn’t matter what time we came in, because our parents trust us.

Who know we’re better people because of the hard work and long hours we’ve put in.

Who never understood the complaint that “there’s nothing to do around here” because we always found something to do.

Who put in more hours before the sun comes up than most people our age put in all day, and then keep on working long after the sun sets.

Who understand the value of earning things by your own merit.

Who couldn’t imagine raising a family anywhere but on a farm.

Who know there are easier occupations but none as rewarding.

Who just plain wouldn’t trade growing up on the farm for anything else in the world.

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But only God keeps you Going!