Do You Take Advantage of Opportunities?

I love the fact that because of Goat Milk Stuff, we’ve been able to take the family on many adventures to many cities.  We’ve been on television in St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and New York City.  Our latest trip brought us to Kansas City. We really enjoy the chance to be […]

5K Color Run

Exercise is something important to our family so we can stay healthy. All of the boys run cross country and track. Last Saturday we all participated in a 5K Color Run, to help raise money to fight cancer! All of the children ran the race, while Jim and I chose to just walk it. Before […]

Baby Goats Visiting the Nursing Home

Remember when we brought some baby goats to the nursing home? We did it again! Emery, Fletcher, Greyden, Hewitt, Indigo, Jade, and Dad brought two or three of our youngest babies to visit. The residents loved it! The babies gave them kisses, and nibbled on their fingers, and even let some of the residents hold them. The […]

Knitting For Playmobil

All my kids have enjoyed playmobil at some point during their childhood. But as they have gotten older, some of them have “outgrown” it. Fletcher, Hewitt, Indigo, and Jade however all still very much love playmobil*, and regularly request it for their birthdays and Christmas. Recently, those who still play with playmobil, had the idea […]


Everyone in our family absolutely LOVES musicals.  While we were visiting New York City, we had the opportunity to see three broadway musicals, including Newsies. My siblings and I absolutely love the Newsies movie*, so we couldn’t pass up the chance to see the play. It was absolutely amazing, and we couldn’t stop talking about it. […]

Taping Boxes and Making Forts

Here at Goat Milk Stuff, we go through lots of mailing boxes. Normally, when we run out of prepared boxes, we’ll get everyone together and have a big box taping party. But the other day, some of the kids decided to have a box making battle. They split into two teams to make forts, with each team trying […]

Thor and Baxter

Thor and Baxter, our livestock guardian dogs, spend their time with the goats, but they love spending time with the humans too! But out of all of us, their favorites are Mom and Fletcher. They could spend all day playing with Fletcher and letting Mom pet them. When Mom walks from the soaproom the dogs […]

The Cross Country Season

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the boys winning the title of Homeschool Cross Country Champions. That was only the final highlight of a fantastic season. This season, the team spent hours listening to Coach Sweetland. This season, the team spent hours running warm ups, cool downs, and practices together. This season, the team […]

Ask A Jonas – Do The Kids Like Their Unique Names?

We get asked lots of questions when we’re doing farm tours, selling soap at craft fairs, or simply running errands.  Since most of those answers are heard only by the person who asked, we decided to share some of the common questions here on the blog.  And of course you can ask a question of your own! Jonas Kids, […]

Goat Collars

We mentioned the new goat collars in the post about our goat photoshoot, but we didn’t explain why the collars all look different, and why that’s important. When we were talking about getting collars for our goats, we realized that we could use them as a tool. We figured out a system, and now, just […]