The Mother Ranch Blog

Velvet and the Boundary Lesson

Jul 03, 2020

Last year, I kept 2 baby goat boys (Poppy and Velvet Kiss) to be bucks. Sweetest, most loving babies ever! Velvet started this spring with putting his paws (hooves!) on me like he used to when he...

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Happy Pride!

Jun 30, 2020

I had a funny thought one day, a Ranch Pride Parade :-) Those of you who know Sweetness, know he'd definitely be the one leading that parade and waving the flag—he loves everyone.

Hopefully...

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Playing in Watercolor, "Queen of the Mountain"

Apr 29, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, available

This painting is from a photo I recently took of Denali's daughters, sisters Sprinkles and Marbles playing on stumps in the goat yard. I always thought the King of the...

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Playing in Watercolor, "Nettle"

Apr 24, 2020


Watercolor, 8x10 (sold)

I'm not sure I will ever get enough of these baby goat portraits! The brightness fits their colorful personalities. This is Nettle. She was a 2019 baby at the Mother Ranch....

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"Madonna" Watercolor Portrait

Apr 16, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, available

After all the animals, I decided to dive in. As a first portrait in watercolor, I'm pretty happy with the results. As always, I see the places I would do things...

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Playing in Watercolor, "Mary" the Baby Goat

Mar 30, 2020


Watercolor, 6x9, available

'Tis the season. Baby goats everywhere!

Love to all from the Mother Ranch,

Julia

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Playing in Watercolor, "Leda" the Goat

Mar 29, 2020


Watercolor, 6x9 (sold)

I've realized that when I'm unsure about something I want to paint but don't yet know how, I paint animals. I've painted animals for so long that they feel like old friends....

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4 Baby Goats Were Born the Night of March 10th!

Mar 13, 2020

After this upsetting news, let's move on to baby goats! The last you knew, we were here, talking about the possibility of babies being born the night of Tuesday, March 10th—which seems like...

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Will Baby Goats Be Born Tonight?

Mar 10, 2020

Gigi and Alaska are showing all the signs and they are at exactly 145 days (gestation is 145-150 days) today! They've been stretching and yawning, pacing, distancing themselves from others, lying...

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Snickers and Nacho Libre on their honeymoon!

Oct 03, 2019
 

Yesterday morning I went out to do chores and found Snickers in raging heat. So, I thought, why not? I put Snickers and Nacho Libre (aka Poppy) together. He bred her twice before I could blink and,...

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