Who Are You Kid­ding?

Farm & Ranch Living - - LOVIN’ THE LIFE - BY KRISTI KRONZ

aby Nu­bian goats have got to be one of God’s cutest cre­ations. With their floppy ears, tiny bleats and adorable spon­ta­neous jumps in all di­rec­tions, they are a joy to watch and to cud­dle. These two goats were among five born dur­ing spring­time in Idaho. My daugh­ter, Is­abelle, de­lights in breed­ing, rais­ing and selling her goats for oth­ers to en­joy, but it can be dif­fi­cult to fi­nally part with them.

My hus­band and I did not orig­i­nally in­tend to cre­ate a homestead, but over the span of 15 years we’ve built

Bup our lit­tle farm to one that is now full of an­i­mals. Chick­ens, horses, goats, tur­keys, dogs, cats and even a rab­bit have all made their home with us. In so many ways, our small farm has been a re­ally won­der­ful en­vi­ron­ment for our three chil­dren. Do­ing reg­u­lar farm chores has en­abled our chil­dren to take ini­tia­tive in ways that can’t be found else­where. They have all been ac­tively in­volved in har­vest­ing and pre­serv­ing what we grow.

We feel tremen­dously blessed to be rais­ing a fam­ily in our spe­cial piece of the south­ern Idaho coun­try­side.

Kristi Kronz’s daugh­ter, Is­abelle, shows off the goats she plans to raise and sell.

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