High Reaches Nubians

Karen GoatKeeper welcomes you to this website, home of GoatKeepers Press.

Noting Successes

As I write out my plant list for Dent County and select plant pictures for those I have found, I am making a note of ones I have all the pictures for. If you have visited the plant pages under Ozark Hills, you will see I use several pictures for each plant.

As wildflower guidebooks do, I use a flower picture. But many flowers can’t be easily identified with only this. The back of the flower is needed too, so I add it.

Plants have leaves. People notice the leaves. So I add pictures of the top and underside of the leaves. The two views can be very different.

How does a plant stand up or attach to another? The stem matters and needs a picture.

Most plants produce seeds either in a capsule or a fruit. This is picture number six.

Hiking along a trail plants are seen in their entirety. For trees the plant often has a distinctive shape. Another plant picture.

Some plants get extra pictures. Goldenrods have flower head shapes. Many flowers have color variations.

Once I have all the pictures for a plant taken, selected and prepared, I mark that plant as completed. That total is 34 to date although some others aren’t marked yet. I try not to think of the, at least, 1,966 to go.

Book Success

The buttons for purchase of print, Kindle and ebook versions of eleven GoatKeeper Press books are now on the book pages. As far as I know, they are correctly linked to the places the books are available.

More information about the books is trickling onto the pages.

Two more books should join the listings soon, the two Missouri Writers, Ink, anthologies. Another botany book on the milkweeds of the United States is in the editing phase. I hope to add some others in October. The Menu listing is getting too long and will be split soon.

The three PDF versions: Goat Games, Exploring the Ozark Hills and The Pumpkin Project are still available by request only. This is the next project.


My Kids

High Reaches Pixie has a new pair of twin doe kids. They now joyfully go out to pasture.

Meet the new books:

Edwina by Karen GoatKeeper


For Edwina: Aleta’s parents divorced. Her room has been invaded. She feels lost, replaced and worthless. Then she meets Edwina. Life becomes complicated since she is the only one who can see or hear Edwina. But Edwina is very real and Aleta’s life may depend on that fact.

Running the Roads by Karen GoatKeeper


For Running the Roads: Ridge is 16, road rally crazy and has his first car. And what a car! A gray Ford Fiesta with flames on it. His car is a ticket to adventure and freedom and trouble. It’s a ticket to safety for Ridge and Lisa, if he can drive like a rally driver.

Exploring the Ozark Hills by Karen GoatKeeper

impatient bucks waiting


High Reaches bucks want to start breeding season. I want to wait until October. They are impatient.

Horseweed flower


Ozark Hills is again stalking wildflowers in the Ozarks. Tiny flowers are so detailed like for Horseweed.

Updates are normally done on Wednesday afternoons. This is subject to weather or disaster delays.

Find Me On:


Visit me at: http://www.pinterest.com/karengoatkeeper. I try to keep up with nine boards on nature, my books, country living, gardening, my cats, my goats and the science projects. Take care or you may spend hours browsing as Pinterest is a very interesting place to visit.


Visit me at: Goodreads. I write a short weekly blog on some aspect of writing my books. It is a great place to meet new authors, established authors and people who like to read.

The Project Corner has closed for now.

The Pumpkin Project by Karen GoatKeeper

The Outside Project is closed for the year.

pulling a book


The Project Archives remain available.

Goat Galleries

My Goat and Kid galleries are complete. Stop by and meet my goats.

Glad You Stopped By

Things change here on KarenGoatKeeper almost every week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and found some topics of interest. You are welcome to drop by again.


kid exploring

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  1. Pat Johnson

    Karen, got your two new books and enjoyed them very much. I especially liked the ‘pooka’…..I have always enjoyed Harvey so this was special. Pat

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