Puppy Love

Our dog, Sydney, is nothing that we expected. Don't mistake that for a complaint - she's one of the most amazing dogs I've ever known. Yes - she wants to chew on EVERYTHING (the teeth that are popping through her gums is INTENSE), jump up on everyone (including small children who are her size or smaller), … Continue reading Puppy Love


Free Air Conditioning!

I. HATE. BEING. HOT. Unfortunately, I feel hot sooner than just about everyone in the entire world. My brother hugged me once, held me away at arm's length, frowned, and said, "What's wrong with you? You feel like a heater." That's exactly what it feels like - like a heater in my bones got turned on … Continue reading Free Air Conditioning!

Flower Power

Ok, you've waited long enough. I know you're DYING to meet my girls. First, Rosie. Because she's the eldest and definitely the Queen Bee-e-e-e-e-e-e (see what I did there?) so far. Rosie is almost a year old and likes to eat bread, spinach, and more bread. I haven't been able to pet her very much just … Continue reading Flower Power


60 days ago I owned nothing. Absolutely nothing. My husband and I had lived on the water together for 8 years, and we owned nothing more than clothing, trade-specific gear, and random nicknacks from all over the world. I mean, when you live in 100 square feet for almost a decade (almost two decades for … Continue reading Stuff

The Girls

Ok, so maybe you're wondering why this bloggy thing is called "From Boats To Goats." Maybe you're not, but I'm going to write about it anyway. My dad used to joke that if something had four legs and fur, I wanted one - and no, Walter, he wasn't wrong. Dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, … Continue reading The Girls