Tag Archives: My Kids Rock

RIGGAN RANCH – THERE'S A GOAT ON YOUR BACK!

My daughter Emily’s goats have had seven babies this Spring, and one of them has become particularly attached to her…

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PUPPIES, TOADS AND LEARNING THE HARD WAY

My son’s black lab, Blackberry, recently had 11 puppies. I remember when she was a puppy herself, and Josiah was teaching her to do things like fetch and sit. At that age, there was always something new to learn. One night, … Continue reading

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PUPPIES AGAIN! RIGGAN RANCH UPDATE

My son’s black lab Blackberry had her third (and final) litter several weeks ago, and soon the puppies will need to go to their new homes. If you’re nearby and would like to inquire, just comment below or use the … Continue reading

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DEAD IS DEAD (AND YET…)

A couple of years ago we were visiting some friends who have a lake back behind their house. I haven’t fished since I was a kid, but my boy Josiah was excited about trying to catch something. He actually caught … Continue reading

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PUPPIES EVERYWHERE!

Between baby goats and puppies (and soon, baby lambs), the Riggan Ranch is a busy place these days… These eleven cute puppies can go to their new homes at 8 weeks old (April 4th)… The litter had two different “dads” … Continue reading

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BABIES AT THE RIGGAN RANCH

My daughter, Emily, has her own small business: Sparkling Water Ranch. She raises goats (specifically, mini-oberhasli goats). “Syringa” has just given birth to two new babies (a boy and a girl) and we’re expecting several more babies in the next … Continue reading

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OBSTACLES TO KNIGHTHOOD

One minute, Josiah was just fine. He was almost ready for school and was in a great mood. Next, I heard a plaintive wail coming from the hallway and I turned back around to see Joey collapsed on the floor, … Continue reading

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TEN YEARS

Ten years ago, I hung out my shingle as a solo artist (after several great years with my indie band “the nobodys”). 2002 was a big year for me; I released my first solo CD, my son Josiah was born … Continue reading

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A HAND ON MY ARM

In my family, it isn’t okay to interrupt someone when they’re talking. When Julie and I still lived in Tennessee we took a really helpful parenting class, and one of the ideas we came away with was to train a … Continue reading

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PUPPIES AT THE RIGGAN RANCH

Five weeks ago, our sweet-natured black lab (Blackberry) had a litter of 12 puppies. They are cute and playful and curious, as you would expect. They are also poopy. And they like to bite – something which we’re actively discouraging. … Continue reading

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