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Country Living | Raising Amadeus

Country Living | Raising Amadeus

By Terri Smith – Dear Reader, I hope you have even just one small corner of your own to retreat to when the world becomes overwhelming or life is wearing you down, or just because you would like a quiet moment to relax. I suppose, technically, the space I think of as my quiet corner […]

COLUMN | Raising Amadeus

COLUMN | Raising Amadeus

By Terri Smith – Why did I think Amadeus needed a goat family? He doesn’t. And we certainly do not. I read (and stupidly took to heart) that a goat can get used to anything so long as there is another goat around. But whoever wrote that helpful bit of advice was making the assumption […]

FARM & GARDEN | Raising Amadeus

FARM & GARDEN | Raising Amadeus

By Terri Smith – I love goats, and I love hats, so really, what could be better than a goat in a hat? For Amadeus’ fourth birthday at the end of April we decided to throw him a Mad Hatter-esque Tea Party Picnic. We wanted to do something fun before our wonderful farm helper, Svenja, […]

COUNTRY LIVING | Raising Amadeus

COUNTRY LIVING | Raising Amadeus

By Terri Smith – Amadeus and I are moving to Quesnel (see my “Confessions of a Farmer” article in this issue for details). We’ll still be farming, but our days as market gardener and mascot appear to be behind us. Looking out the window at him dozing in the sun on the hill with the […]

COLUMN | RAISING AMADEUS

COLUMN | RAISING AMADEUS

By Terri Smith – Like most celebrities, Amadeus has other things he would rather be doing than signing autographs. He does love his public, but only as long as the sunflower seeds hold out. As I trimmed his hooves and brushed him in preparation for his Christmas appearance during the Winter Lights Festival, I realized […]

RAISING AMADEUS

RAISING AMADEUS

By Terri Smith — As we come back around towards winter, Amadeus is becoming fluffier by the day. I love sinking my fingers into his warm, soft coat of cashmere. He loves it, too. Of all the goats, he is obviously the most interested in human attention and companionship. He comes over to be scratched whenever […]

FARM & GARDEN | RAISING AMADEUS

FARM & GARDEN | RAISING AMADEUS

  By Terri Smith — Every time I go to market at least five people ask, “Where’s Amadeus?” It makes me laugh. This silly little goat has no idea what an icon he’s become. He loves his public appearances because he gets lots of petting and even more sunflower seeds. He also really does enjoy […]

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | June – August 2015

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | June – August 2015

By Terri Smith —   “When you lose your heart, there’s no turning back. Everything’s changed I promise you that…” In case you missed it, those lines are part of the chorus to the song LeRae Haynes wrote about Amadeus and which she sang along with the women’s ukulele group and the Angel Keys children’s […]

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Apr /May 2015

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Apr /May 2015

By Terri Smith —   At first light I roll out of bed and into my work clothes and head outside to take the dogs for a walk. The exercise is good for all of us, and in spite of having never been a morning person I have come to look forward to my new […]

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN |

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN |

By Terri Smith — It’s taken me longer than usual to write this article. It just seems that life is a bit tougher than usual at the moment. I’m guessing many of you may be feeling the same sort of “winter blues.” Christmas month, while a wonderful time of family, friends, and food can also […]

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Dec 2014 /Jan 2015

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Dec 2014 /Jan 2015

  By Terri Smith — It was cold last night. We wake up to a world blanketed in snow at last. It is beautiful, but my first thought is of Amadeus. I quickly pull on long johns, wool socks, sweater, boots, toque, gloves, and scarf and even still when I walk outside the air feels […]

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Oct /Nov 2015

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Oct /Nov 2015

By Terri Smith — As Amadeus has gotten older, he has filled out somewhat. He’s looking much more like just another member of the herd now. But I hadn’t really realized that his looking like one of the herd would also lead to him to actually becoming one of the herd. You see, now that […]