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Little Yellow Homestead

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on March 9, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I have missed blogging.  This blog did not really fit our lives after marriage and moving to OH.  After about five years, I have started another blog/website.  Please come visit us at www.littleyellowhomestead.com/

Goats on the reception table

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on July 2, 2013 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Getting married has resulted in neglecting this blog, hasn’t it?  In the last post a surprise goat item was mentioned.

When we entered the reception room, my just became husband led me over to our table and had me uncover an object.

As you can see, I was pleased with it.

It was a metal billy and nanny goat with our names and wedding date along with a heart.

You can barely see half of it in this photo of our table.  It had the center place of honor surrounded by the bells and pansies. 

Those who have read my blog for years will recall a young black smith friend, Dave Custer proprietor of Fiery Furnace Forge.  My betrothed had him make this special wedding present.


It now claims the center of our fireplace mantel, a site of rustic beauty and constant reminder of a dear darling betrothed/husband who takes an interest in things just because it is an interest of mine.

Wedding Day

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on April 1, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (2)

At last wedding day pictures, now that we have been married for almost six months!  The last post mentioned later seeing what ended up on our center table and where the Confederate flags ended up.  You'll have to wait until another time to see what was on the center table, but the Confederate flags are actually seen in the last picture I posted on the last blog.  They were placed on a little table in the corner with the guestbook.

Here I am shortly before the wedding with the pretty bouquet my betrothed picked out and the baby's breath he kindly got at my request.  Our photographer helped to arrange the flowers in my hair and I thought she did well on it.  The following pictures were taken by our photographer as well as by my brother and sister-in-law.

I made my wedding dress and still have some of the cloth left if anyone needs a nice dress!

I have for years wanted flowers in the front of the auditorium if I ever had a wedding and was very pleased with the pansies.

My soon to be sisters-in-law.

The church building had a room called the "Bridal Room."  It was a nice place for taking pictures.

About to become husband and wife!

We both believe the Bible teaches marriage is till death-do-you-part.  Would we vow "In sickness and in health, in poverty as in wealth, in the bad that may darken your days, in the good that may lighten your ways, and forsaking all others cleave only unto and be true to each other until death alone shall part you?"    We did!

First time to hold hands! :)

If I don't look all that smiling and happy in this picture, marriage is a serious thing, and I had been up until around 3:00 a.m. packing my truck, so I was tired as well.

Lighting the unity candle.  "And they twain shall be one flesh; so then they are no more twain, but one flesh." (Mark 10:8 )

You notice the veil has already been lifted even though the ceremony is not over.  We chose for my husband to lift the veil after our vows to emphasis the point that we were married then, before the Minister ever presents the couple to the congregation as "Mr. and Mrs. Couple."  It is God that does the joining, not the minister.

A prayer for our home.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carpenter!  "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." (Mark 10:8 )

My dad and my husband's parents. 'Course I can claim them now too. :)

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carpenter!

I just think he looks so cute with that sweet little smile of his.

I really like vests on a gentleman and like a dear he wore one for me.

The lovely ring he surprised me with is a heart shaped diamond with two little rubies on each side.  I have always liked hearts and they are even more special now.  The rubies are also precious as they are a symbol of Proverbs. 31:10 "Who can find a virtuous woman?  for her price is far above rubies."

If he is cute with his little smile, he is absolutely handsome with a smile like this!

This one is kind of funny with the way he has is eyes cut over at me!

I like him!

Long before the wedding I thought about my blog and the possibility of posting wedding pictures on it.  This blog is primarily related to things along the line of the South, re-enacting, and goats.  A wedding really has nothing to do with the theme of this blog, yet I knew I might want to post some pictures here anyway.  So, I thought if I incorportated a few Confederate things into my wedding, I could post about them and then slip in some wedding pictures as well. ;)  There is some truth to that, however, I would have wanted some Southern stuff at my wedding anyway!

I made a bunch of little honey apple muffins and made some little Confederate battle flags to stick in them.

Another thing to give an excuse to post about the wedding on my blog was to have some goat related thing at the wedding.  Here is the goat cheese for the reception.  (There was another goat item at the wedding, but it was a surprise to me!  More about that later, Lord willing.)  The "Goat Cheese" plate is one I woodburned for another lady and she let me use it for the reception  She also made the large heart of goat cheese for me and some medium size goat cheese hearts.  I made all the tiny little goat cheese hearts.  It took a long time!

I had wanted as much of the food as I could do to be made into hearts.  Along with the heart shaped goat cheese, I made heart shaped BBQ finger sandwiches.  My friend and betrothed's sister made the pumpkin pies and I cut out little hearts from her crust to place on top.  My friend also made the apple pies with me doing the crust decoration.  I cut the crust out with thirteen stars to look like a Confederate flag.  With so much else going on, I did not take a picture of the pies at the house before the pie was sliced so there was never a good shot taken to show the flag design.  For those how have read my blog for a couple of years, I have in the past posted a close up picture of a Confederate flag pie crust.  My betrothed liked pies more than most cakes, so that is why we had the wedding cake and groom's pies!  He does like carrot cake though, so his mother made our wedding cake a carrot cake.  I had thought over the years that I would make my own wedding cake, but everything else I had to do, I decided to have help with the cake.  When I was a very little girl I had three heart stacked cake pans for my birthday and used them some on my birthdays as a young girl.  I wanted this heart stacked set to be used at my wedding, so my kind soon to be mother-in-love made the carrot cake using those heart pans.  I also wanted some of the pansies on the cake.  In order for the pansies not to wilt, the pansies would have to be cut after the wedding and placed on while I was with my husband for some picture taking.  The girls did a nice job of not only arranging them on the cake, but also scattering them on the table and our eating table.  (Or did I hear that scattering the flowers on the table was one of the boys' ideas?)

I was very pleased with how the arrangement turned out.

A glimpse of our table with the pretty pansies and Confederate flag bell.

My friend and sister-in-law with one of her brothers.  He took one of the little Confederate flags and stuck it in his flowers!

I really like this picture!  My precious husband and two of his brothers. 

We are fixing (just had to use that for Southern effect!  Though that is the way we Southerners talk, normally I would have written "getting ready") to leave in my husband's truck.  I like his truck tag!  It reads, "Northern by birth, Southern by choice."

And we are off to put into practice those solemn vows we have just made to love "in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, until death do us part."

Day before and Morning of the Wedding

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on March 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, I reckon there are a few more pictures to post besides some wedding day pictures.  Here are a few from the evening before the wedding.

Getting things ready in the reception room with some flowers stuck in my pocket from a bouquet my beloved betrothed had given me.

The tea table.  The next day there was ice chunks with pansies frozen in them to keep the tea cold.  These little bells with Confederate flags on them were set out on the tables.

Disusing with my husband-to-be where the larger Confederate flags should be placed.  I had thought about placing them in the center of our table, but they did not seem to fit there well.  Perhaps in a later post, you will get to see where they ended up and what was placed in the center of our table instead.

Just before leaving that evening, with the unity candle table all set up and all the pansy plants in place. I am so thankful my dad took this shot because it ended up the only picture we have together with the pansies.  There was, of course, supposed to be shots like this taken the day of our wedding, but something always goes not according to plans at a wedding. Hmm.  That is kind of like life itself!   My husband-to-be planted all the pansy trays for me. . .or he planted the original trays. There is quite a story behind those, involving a deer eating the pansies the week of the wedding. . . 

Now back to the morning of the wedding.  Well, since the last post, we have progressed from the barnyard to the church building grounds.  This is before I had to go change into my wedding dress.  My dear soon-to-be-husband had just brought me my bouquet which I had asked him to pick out (and he did avery nice job) and a few stems of baby breath which I wanted for my hair.

Morning of the Wedding

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on February 2, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Here are the last pictures taking with my goats, Jeb and Little Lee, the morning of the wedding.  By the way, these are bad pictures - of all three of us.

I reckon that doesn't really leave anything to post except some wedding day pictures! 

Wedding week and goats

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on January 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (1)

As mentioned, my long time friends and soon to be family, came down the week of the wedding.


My friend and soon-to-be sister and mother-in-law examining my veil and wedding dress.  I made the dress.  (By the way, anyone need a nice white dress?  I think I have a good bit more of that cloth!)


I wanted to serve goat cheese at the wedding reception,but was not sure if I had made enough from my own milk goat, so another goat owner and cheese maker made some for me. I went over to her goat farm a couple of days before the wedding to pick up the cheese.  My betrothed’s youngest brother and sister went with me.  By the looks of it, they liked the baby goats there.


I was about to write that this was the last picture of me with a goat before the wedding, but then I remembered my friend took one of me with mine the morning of the wedding.  Perhaps I’ll post it later.


Little Lee and a bonfire, and some red headed fellow

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on January 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Where was I on this blog before I was so pleasantly interrupted a couple of months ago?  I had just gotten a cute little white goat named Little Lee who is pictured in a previous post and I was just about to be married to the nice fellow pictured below.

A few days after Little Lee arriving at his new home, my betrothed’s family came down the week of the wedding.  We had a bonfire.

As we were all sitting out there enjoying the fire and company, Little Lee was crying most pitifully from his nearby pasture, so I let him out to join us.  (By the looks of this picture, it appears I’m about the only one delighted to have a goat join the company.)

Of course, me being me, Little Lee didn’t stay on theground too long before ending up in my lap. (Hmmm.  To this day, I haven’t quite figured out what my husband-to-be was thinking observing his soon-to-be-wife with a big little goat in her lap at a family bonfire.  Maybe I should ask him?)

We had another bonfire last night.  LittleLee was more content to stay in his fence (though he did cry a little bit), so I didn’t get him to join us.  He is about too big to sit in my lap now, and this time there was not enough space between my chair and some fine red headed fellow’s for him to stand between us. ;)

Wishing y’all a happy new year.  Yesterday when I went over for the bonfire, I ran down to check on Little Lee (he has hurt his horn somehow) and to feed the dogs.  As I slid the lid off the barrel and heard the once familiar sound of metal clanging, I sighed and thought how many hundreds of times I had done that over the past several years.  It was once a daily part of my life.  I no longer see my goats every day, but this is still a happier new year for me.  I really like my goats, but I am more fond of my husband. :)

Goat glasses

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on December 15, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Caprine Supply sells a nice set of goat glasses that I have been eyeing and wanting for many years. Before the wedding, one of my friends asked if there was any goat themed kitchen stuff I wanted.  The glasses had goats and it was a kitchen item, so I eagerly told her I would like those.  Here is the set.  I really like them and almost never drink out of any glass at home except one of these. (Usually the Boer.)

These are probably not the pictures some of y’all arewanting to see, and I had not really planned for this to the be the first postafter the wedding, but I still do not have on my computer the pictures I am waiting to post.  So, this is just to say I’m still here and Lord willing, will post more when I get the picture I want.



Posted by goatwagonsutlers on November 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Lord willing, I will post on here again.  Other things just have priority right now.  Also I do not have all my pictures and picture programs at the moment and posts are not as nice without pictures!

Another goat and betrothal picture

Posted by goatwagonsutlers on October 12, 2012 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Today was going to be the last day I had for animal business before the wedding, so I took my two chickens to a neighbor’s goat farm for their new home. She had some kids born this week. They were oh so soft, cuddly and cute. One has to feel those furry heads and silky soft ears to appreciate them. Mrs. R. asked if in a couple of days did I want the little baby boy as a wedding present and take him with me on a wedding trip. We both laughed at the idea of a tiny bottle fed kid in my bags. For my future husband’s sake, that was one wedding present I declined.

A milk goat did not fit ideally into the picture of me getting married so I sold Antiquity. I immediately begin looking for a companion goat for Jeb, but hadn’t found one quickly. Jeb was obviously starting to get lonely and it made me sad to think it looked like I’d not get him a buddy before getting married and then it’d probably be a few weeks afterwards before I could get him one. This was not a happy prospect because to know he was un-happy made me un-happy as well. While at Mrs. R.‘s I told her to keep me in mind as I still did not have Jeb a stable mate. She had someone coming to look at a couple of weathers at 10:00 and told me if he did not buy both of them, I could purchase the other. Thankfully, only one was bought, so I went back about 11:00 and came home with a snow white weather. He is nothing but a big baby, still quite young despite his size. He has been bottle raised and is very friendly.

More than one person has desired to see a “smiling” picture of my betrothed and me. This picture was taken on our four month betrothal day. This Friday I got me a goat, Lord willing, next Friday, I shall have me a husband!