High Reaches Nubians

Welcome to GoatKeepers Press.

Planning Ahead

Homesteading requires constantly thinking about the future. What will be in the garden? Which goats should be bred? When should the pullets arrive?

I like eggs. I use them a lot. Chickens are long day birds which means they lay when the days are getting and staying long over the spring and summer.

In fall chickens molt and stop laying so many eggs. It is possible to freeze eggs, but fresh are better.

April pullets start laying in the fall and supply eggs all winter.

Last Week to Get a Free ebook Copy of “Capri Capers”!

Details about how you can get a free ebook of “Capri Capers” are below. Don’t miss out!

Trying To Play It Safe

Getting signed up for a vaccination was simple: I asked at the local pharmacy. Rural areas have advantages sometimes.

The arm was sore a few days. I was tired the day after the second shot. I’m glad I got vaccinated.

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.

Get Your Free ebook!

cover for Capri Capers by Karen GoatKeeper

For two weeks I will give away free ebook copies of “Capri Capers” to anyone who wants one. This is a wild romp of a book with cliff hangers at the end of every chapter.

Harriet wins the lottery, buys her dream property and goats and becomes the target of several unsavory characters. Arthur is there to help her defeat the villains.

You can get your free ebook by going to www.smashwords.com or by clicking the ebook link on the “Capri Capers” book page and using the coupon code QP45D. This coupon is only good through April 23.

The print copy is available for $12.99 through Amazon.

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.

Rhode Island pullets

High Reaches has 20 new arrivals: Rhode Island pullets.

Gray Hairstreak Butterflies form butterfly clusters

Ozark Hills spotted butterflies.

My Writing starts talking about developing characters.

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?

Goat Galleries

Nubian doe Agate

New pictures are up in the My Goats and My Kids Galleries.

Nubian doe kid running

Glad You Stopped By

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.

Nubian doe High Reaches Drucilla's Rose

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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