High Reaches Nubians

Karen GoatKeeper welcomes you to this website, home of GoatKeepers Press.

Wishing Happy New Year

One of the few interesting things about going out to do chores at twenty degrees is seeing my breath puff out in great white clouds. These are clouds formed by the moisture in my breath hitting that cold, cold air.

If I were to catch COVID, each of those droplets would be carrying virus out to infect other people. That is why I wear a mask.

A mask such as the two and three ply ones available to ordinary people won’t stop the virus from coming in. It will trap most of those droplets being exhaled. Fewer droplets means fewer virus drifting along to infect someone else.

As infection rates soar, wearing a mask is the one effective way I can try to keep others from catching it from me. Wearing a mask drops transmission rates in half. Maybe, if others wear masks too, I won’t have to read obituaries of more friends and acquaintances who caught the virus.

Please wear a mask. Keep your cooties to yourself.

Prelude To Autumn

This draft is done and needing some beta readers. These are people willing to give constructive feedback about the draft to help me make the final version better.

If you are interested, use the contact form to get in touch. The draft is about 44,000 words long, 80 some pages. It is upper middle grade to young adult and science fiction.

Trying To Play It Safe

Dent County now lists over 10 fatalities due to COVID. That is the official count. The unofficial?

COVID doesn’t care about freedoms or politics. Viruses care only about reproducing in someone’s cells. Don’t be another victim. Take care. Wear a mask. Social distance.

Picture Book ebook Available Now.

Click to see the sample pages.

"Waiting For Fairies" by Karen GoatKeeper

The ebook links for Smashwords and for Kindle are complete and working. It is $2.99. The printed book is available through Amazon for $24.99.

Attention Teachers! Free copies available!

The ebook links to Smashwords and Kindle are now working. It is $2.99. The ebook is also available from many ebook retailers. The print version is $34.99 and available from Amazon.

“The City Water Project” is a science activity book and more for 10 to 14 year olds, but can be adapted for younger and older. It is full of science investigations, activities, stories about where your water comes from and where it goes, puzzles about water and more.

I plan to make ebook copies of “The City Water Project available for teachers in January. If you are interested, get in touch.

Buying Books From My Website

Buying anything on line can be risky. Security is a big issue. I am not knowledgeable enough to provide this. So, any book purchase from my site is handled by other secure sites: Amazon, Kindle or Smashwords.

Check out the book pages, read the sample pages. Clicking on the Buy Buttons will take you to the appropriate secure place to purchase the book.

That leaves the pdf versions for my three nonfiction books: Exploring the Ozark Hills; Goat Games; and The Pumpkin Project. These are $2.99 each. Anyone wanting a copy of these needs to email me from the contact page. We can make arrangements through PayPal.

Easter Egger chicken
Who are you? I’m glad you decided to visit. Let me know about your visit.
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
“The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery

High Reaches explores the concept of consciousness.

baby Nubian source of spooky sounds

Ozark Hills thought there was a lost kid on the hills.

Updates are normally done on Friday afternoons. This is subject to weather or disaster delays.

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Visit me at: http://www.pinterest.com/karengoatkeeper. I try to keep up with boards on nature, my books, country living, gardening, my cats and my goats. Take care or you may spend hours browsing as Pinterest is a very interesting place to visit.


Visit me at: Goodreads. It is a great place to meet new authors, established authors and people who like to read. My reading goal this year is 70 books. I’m doing a lot of reading while staying at home. Have you read anything interesting lately?

Nubians kids playing

Goat Galleries

Nubian doe

New goat pictures are in the gallery. Augustus did his best to look awful. This season’s kids are now only pictures.

Nubian doe High Reaches Silk's Drucilla

Glad You Stopped By

Nubian doe High Reaches Drucilla's Rose

Things change here on KarenGoatKeeper almost every week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and found some topics of interest. You are welcome to drop by again.

6 thoughts on “Home

  1. Pat Johnson

    Karen, got your two new books and enjoyed them very much. I especially liked the ‘pooka’…..I have always enjoyed Harvey so this was special. Pat

  2. Pat Johnson

    Karen, I got my copy of Yarns of Ozark Storytellers and its GREAT. The one thing I always enjoyed when I lived there was the stories everyone brought in to the Cultural Center & shared with me. I miss that part. Was a great book!

  3. Elaine

    Thank you for your wonderfully detailed webpage on Wood Sage! I think I was able to successfully identify this volunteer growing in my native garden. We’ll see once it flowers 🙂

  4. Pat Johnson

    Karen, your books are do delightful, keep up the good work. I’m looking for to getting the printed copy of “FOR THE LOVE OF GOATS”. Please let me know when it is available (Amazon). I miss seeing & talking with you my friend! Pat

  5. Pat Johnson

    Karen,I LOVED IT!!!! It was whimsical, funny and so much fun to read. The play on words was awesome & you did a great job on the art work & color! I don’t believe anyone could capture the goats with any photography or drawings like you have, it has to be done by someone who feels & can express thru there experience and love. Great job, my friend!

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