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5 Year Anniversary Giveaway Winner!

Last month, I celebrated 5 years of milking, soap making, and chicken hatching by hosting an Anniversary Giveaway with a $5 Starbucks eGift Card as the prize. 

All good things have to come to an end, and so do giveaways. But good news. . . . we have a winner!

And the winner is. . . . . 

Starbucks gift card winner

Congratulations Betsy!!!!!

You will receive your eGift Card today via the email you used on Rafflecopter.

And thank you everyone else for stopping by and entering. Be sure to stay tuned for more giveaways and events in the future. 

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5 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

It’s hard to believe, but around this time five years ago, we brought home our very first goats and Maiden Hill Farm was born.

It was one small, seemingly non-event that changed my life. Yeah, goats changed my life 🙂


Well, goats and the chickens, ducks, turkeys, and all that goes along with them.

Seriously, how cute is that face up above? That’s Clare, one of our newest kids and our very first mini Nubian bred here on our farm. 

But back to the giveaway. . . . 

It took me a few days to decide what exactly the prize should be for this giveaway, and then it hit me. . . the perfect thing that almost anyone will like. 

To celebrate 5 years of farm life, I’m giving away a $5 eGift Card to Starbucks. . . . because as a former night owl, coffee is the only thing that helps me get through an hour of milking every morning 😉

And while, we don’t exactly have a lot of Starbucks out here in rural Alabama, I can still get my fix with kcups. Which I do. Every single morning.

$5 Starbucks

Now, if only I could teach the goats to milk themselves. And clean out stalls, too. Ah, that would be the life.

But until then, I’m happy with my modern milkmaid life fueled by Starbucks kcups. 

Just use the rafflecopter below to enter (some options allow you to enter daily), and make sure to use a valid email so that I can contact you if you win. And stay tuned for more fun giveaways in the future!

Please note: EGift Cards can be used online and in store. However, some stores might require you to print out your eGift Card, while others will accept it on a smart phone. 

Best of luck and thank you for participating!!!

Now for the legal stuff: Contest will run from March 13, 2015 12AM CST until March 30, 2015 12AM CST. Open to entries from the US only. All entrants must 18 and over. One lucky winner will be chosen at random after the contest ends. The winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours with their eGift card. Announcement of the winner will be made on this blog within a few days of the contest ending. When signing in to Rafflecopter, be sure to include an email address so that I may contact you. EGift Cards may be used online to purchase products from or in store. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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DIY Fail

You know how much I love to DIY any and everything. 

And most of the time my little projects turn out well. But sometimes, eh. Not so good. Even downright horrendous. 

Which brings me to my latest DIY disaster. . . Ombre hair. 


I love anything ombre, even Kardashian-esque highlighted hair. And when I was quoted a price starting at $100 (starting at — which would most likely quickly reach the higher echelons of that price with my thick hair). My cheap self said, ‘Nothing doing.’

But the above result? Not quite what I was expecting. And after three days, it was back to normal, everyday reddish brown for me. 



The moral of the story, other than, been there, done there, and moving on, is this: I will not be following a certain ombre kit’s instructions to the letter again. 

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What Mother Means. . .

Wishing my mother a happy birthday today! And since, we have a deal (I don’t tell her age if she doesn’t tell mine), I’ll refrain from mentioning which birthday it is 😉


And to make this a little more special, here’s what Mother means to me. . . . 

Mama Because you’ll always be Mama to me no matter how old I get. 

October Because I’m your October baby

Teammate Because you’re my Teammate in all things goat and soap related. 

Help Because you’re always ready to Help anyone in need. 

Early Because unlike me, you’re an Early riser, and when I was a little girl, you’d wake me up early in the morning (too early) by singing, “You Are My Sunshine.” 

Reader Because, even though, you probably really didn’t want to you read to me from the same books over and over and over and over again just so I would turn into a Reader. Thank you 🙂


Happy Birthday Mama!