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September 14, 2019
Welcome to PetAGoat Junction! from Appalachian Quilts

It all started like this...


It was an unassuming jungle.  Hubs and Prodigal Son cut down some limbs and I hauled them off to the brush pile.  At this point it was feeling like 'bait and switch'.  I thought we were getting the goats so THEY could clear this out!


A trailer full of wood and siding showed up with Hubs reassuring me he could finish an entire goat barn in a week.  Then......he spent two of those five days buying a truck.  Things weren't looking good!  The original plan was for the barn to be 8' x ...

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September 11, 2019
Long Ears... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


In 2010 this darling baby goat

was born here at Kessi Farms...



After seeing her gorgeous, long, white, ears,

we named her Long Ears







Even in a crowd...

those long ears stand right out!




Here she is a few years later:



Again....those gorgeous long ears stand right out.




Long Ears is left of the center goat 
in this photo.



Long Ears was part of our commercial

Boer Goat herd for several years.



Two years ago we brought her home to live

here in our little, red barn:



Here she is standing up waiting for her dinner.

Every evening she ...

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August 24, 2019
Newest Addition to the Farm from Appalachian Quilts

I don't know why I caved.  Was it because the Hubs wanted them so bad?  Was it for the grandkids?  If I did know, I'll never tell!  All I know is.....

they are so stinking cute!  They just started loving on me.  I've heard so many war stories about raising goats that I wanted no part of them.  You can't keep them in a pen. They climb trees.  They eat everything....and yet....




 Not a very good pic, but these are the two females.


 So, the little black and white girl in this pic is one ...

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August 6, 2019
County Fair Time Surprise from Sew Sunshine


Fair Time is always hot and always interesting. Usually I hang out with my friend Jen but she was off on a family vacation so I had to look for a sub. I found Eddie on the second day of the fair.  He was a bit boisterous but generally a pretty good guy. He was a blue ribbon winner so we had much to talk about. 

I entered 5 of my quilts in the fair and somehow I won with them all. 

Best Recycled award and blue ribbon-From the Mending Pile
Original post HERE

Best Modern and blue ribbon - Edit ...

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March 20, 2019
Dresden Plate Quilt..... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


1930's Depression Era

Reproduction Fabrics


400 pieces.....cut out last evening





I enjoy working with these fabrics so much,

cutting 400 pieces......went by quickly.





I snuck into the Thread Shed for a couple of hours

to stitch a few of these beauties together...





20 blades per block...





20 blocks needed for this quilt top...






I managed to sew 6 blade units together,

then it was time to go across the river

and check for new calves...



Here is our newest baby.....Calf Number 32


A tender moment between

Mama Cow and her bull calf





On the right is ...

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March 14, 2019
Goats, Calves, Turkey Vultures... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


What's happening @ Kessi Farms



Remember Golden Girl?



She is now a mama:


This is her second calf...





She is an excellent mom!




They're BACK...


Yes, the Turkey Vultures have returned

to Western Oregon





They enjoy a morning solar bath

near our calving grounds...





We counted more than 

20 Turkey Vultures today.



The baby goats are growing like weeds!

I have included a video....enjoy:


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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March 10, 2019
Messy Painted Canvas Tote Bags... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


In between running across the river to check

on the new calves,

I spent a few hours in the Thread Shed

stitching painted canvas tote bags together...



Painted Canvas Tote Bags




The canvas was painted by a 

4 year old and 21 year old




They spent a lovely day painting...





I told them I would make them something 

with their painted canvas...




Tote bags are always a favorite!






It will be FUN to surprise them with their new

Messy Painted Canvas Bags





I have lots of painted canvas....

next time I will stitch up

Messy Painted Zipper Bags



The baby ...

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March 3, 2019
Baby Goats.....Lucy from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


This is Lucy...

she is a young nanny goat


Lucy is a first time mother...

She had triplets.





3 kids.....2 boys and 1 girl






All of the babies are doing well...





Lucy is such a good mother.



The chickens came out to the barn today

to visit with the new baby goats:


We have one more nanny to go....


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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November 13, 2018
Soy Wax......Class Prep from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


The table is set for.....FUN!



I am soy waxing fabric today...












I mainly stamp with.....Found Objects:












Potato Mashers......always a favorite





Hand Cut Sponges.....also a favorite




This fabric was stamped with a hand cut sponge

then painted over with turquoise textile paint...





This is what it looks like after it is

heat set with an iron...

It needs to go in a HOT washing machine next.





This was also stamped with a hand cut sponge





I use diluted textile paints





I used a box fan to dry 

the waxed and painted fabrics...

it takes about an hour ...

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February 22, 2018
Morning Chores... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


This is what greets me each morning

out @ our little red barn...



Nanny Goats and Nanny Kids...





I begin and end each day with these sweeties!














After the goats are fed,

We load up the hay wagon and 

feed 57 head of yearling cattle:



They eat 600 lbs of hay each morning.




Then we head across the river to the cow barns:


The first thing we do is walk through the barn to

check on the 50 pregnant cows...

and look for any new baby calves.




Then we head down to the lower barn

to check on the replacement heifers ...

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February 15, 2018
Long Ears... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



This is Long Ears...born in 2010


The first time I saw her in the goat barn...

I just adored those extra long ears!






Kid Goats

Long Ears is...2nd from the right






Here is Long Ears today.....2018

She is 8 years old





Here is Long Ears with her yearling kid, 

Little Lotta





This is Lily....born 2015

Her mama is Long Ears...

check out her gorgeous extra long ears!



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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December 19, 2017
Farm Fun Doll Panel... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



This is how I spent my day...


Farm Fun Doll Panel 

by Stacy Iest Hsu 

for Moda Fabrics



This panel makes 4 stuffed dolls





Pig, Sheep, Chicken, Cow





They cut out and stitch together rather quickly...











Now to get them stuffed...






How darling are the chicks in the front pocket...






The babies can be taken 

in and out of the pocket...

















These little cuties will be going

under the Christmas Tree!






I attended a Quilters Holiday Luncheon today...






Everyone brought a dish to share at lunch

and we had Show 'n Tell....FUN!





Happy Holidays

from all of us at ...

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December 13, 2017
24 Degrees... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



When I stepped outside to do chores

this morning.....24 degrees



The last of the blooms on the rose bush

are frosty...





Frosty hydrangea petals...






Frozen bottle calves...




This is what awaits me each morning

out at out the little red barn...


Our little herd of weed eaters...






Boer Goats

Three Nannies and their nanny kids






Frozen Cherry Tree Leaves...






Frozen Queen Anne's Lace...







Frozen Chinese Lanterns...






Now that the chores are done here @ home,

we are off to feed hay to the cattle.




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi



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