Gettin’ My Goat On

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It’s no secret that Carmen and I have been jonesin’ for goats for a while, so when I was at a friends house last fall and they showed me their goats, Chantal and Lucy (Nubians), needless to say I was smitten!
These two girls were sweet, smart and adorable to watch with the kids. You can tell they just want to be apart of things, they love attention! And I must admit I would have put Lucy in the back of my truck if I thought I could get away with it!
Just look at this face –
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I was told that Chantal was preggers and was due sometime at the end of January –yippee ! Now how to weasel my way in on this event – tee hee! Luckily I didn’t have to try too hard because the Goat Cam went up about a week before Chantal was due.
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Hooray for me! I could sit in the comfort of my own home and wait for the big event…and wait, and wait and wait! The suspense was killing me!  I would watch the Goat Cam and Chantal for any little sign that , that day was going to be THE DAY. In fact, I think my family started to get a little worried about me ( I don’t know maybe it had something to do with the fact that the Goat Cam joined us at the dinner table) oh, just kidding , kinda!
But the big day did finally arrive on a Sunday and when it did I set there in front of my computer, with coffee in hand for 2 1/2 hrs.
I loved being able to watch the faces of our friends as the time drew nearer- so exciting! Chantal finally gave birth to two kids, a buck and a doe. They were adorable from the get go.
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Lucky for me I didn’t have to wait long before I could get my hands on them. That very afternoon my sons and I got to pay them a visit. It was truly a very special experience for me and so thankful that my guys got to be a part of it, as well.
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The best part – I can run down the road  and play with them anytime, well as long as I don’t become too obsessed (past that point) and our friends don’t have to do some kind of intervention with me : )
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Next up : Llama and Donkey Cam-whoop whoop!
~ Amy

The Chicken Chick

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{Bacon} Sweets for your Sweet – Cookin’ with Rural Revolution – Bacon Toffee Bark

BACON TOFFEE BARK

1 package of bacon

1.5 sticks real butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1.5 packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips

sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment or foil.  Add an even layer of pre-cooked bacon (you can cook it or buy pre-cooked) that’s been torn into bite sized pieces (the crispier, the better).

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Melt butter and then add brown sugar in a pan. Let boil for about 5 minutes while stirring continuously. Be careful not to let it burn.

When it’s “fluffy-ish”, it’s done.

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Pour toffee mixture over pan of bacon.

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Pop in the oven for 5 minutes.  Take out of the oven and add a bag and a half of chocolate chips.

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Pop in the oven for 5 more minutes.

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Take out of the oven and spread chocolate chips over entire pan.

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Add a generous amount of sea salt.

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Place in freezer for 30 minutes, take out and  break into small pieces with a butter knife.

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Perfect for gift-giving for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday because, who doesn’t love sweet and salty…and bacon?!

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 Enjoy!

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YUMMMMMMMM!

~Carmen

 

The Chicken Chick