High Reaches Nubians

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

Update On Covid-19

Salem has started shutting things down, cancelling events due to the virus. As far as I know there are no cases in town, but St. Louis has a problem started.

I use public access computers to update this site as rural Missouri has internet access problems. My public library will close down Friday, March 20, and not reopen until April 3. That means I will not be posting until April.

“The City Water Project” is finished. I will be unable to upload the ebook or the sample pages until I return in April. I am disappointed.

This week’s posts are written and posted. The My Goats and My Kids galleries are updated except for the newest kid.

I hope all of you stay well and healthy. I look forward to visiting with you again in April.

“Milkweeds, Milkvines and Pipevines of Missouri”

cover for Milkweeds, Milkvines & Pipevines of Missouri by Dr. Richard E. Rintz

Dr. Richard E. Rintz has just completed this guidebook to the 15 milkweeds, 4 milkvines and 2 pipevines found in Missouri.

The book has general information about these plants. Each of the plants is profiled along with full color pictures to aid in identifying them.

Click on the link above to read a few sample pages from this new guidebook.

Picture Book On the Horizon

“Waiting For Fairies” takes place mostly under a full moon. Painting the illustrations to reflect this while still showing colors is almost more of a challenge than drawing faces. Almost.

“For Love of Goats” Available

"For Love of Goats" by Karen GoatKeeper
Sample pages of “For Love of Goats” are posted. The book will be available in mid November.

For Love of Goats” sample pages are found here . All the links for ebook, Kindle and print through Amazon are there too.

Buying Books From My Website

Buying anything on line can be risky. Security is a big issue. I am not knowledgeable enough to provide this. So, any book purchase from my site is handled by other secure sites: Amazon, Kindle or Smashwords.

Check out the book pages, read the sample pages. Clicking on the Buy Buttons will take you to the appropriate secure place to purchase the book.

That leaves the pdf versions for my three nonfiction books: Exploring the Ozark Hills; Goat Games; and The Pumpkin Project. These are $2.99 each. Anyone wanting a copy of these needs to email me from the contact page. We can make arrangements through PayPal.

Exploring the Ozark Hills by Karen GoatKeeper

arranging the potatoes

High Reaches plants potatoes.

using a goat and deer path for walking my Ozark hills

Ozark Hills looks at hiking the hills at home.

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

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Visit me at: Goodreads. It is a great place to meet new authors, established authors and people who like to read. My reading goal this year is 70 books. I’m over 40 and working on three more. Have you read anything interesting lately?

The Pumpkin Project by Karen GoatKeeper

Goat Galleries

Nubian doe

New goat pictures are in the gallery. Augustus did his best to look awful. This season’s kids are now only pictures.

Nubian doe High Reaches Silk's Drucilla

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.

Nubian buck Goat Town USA Gaius
Goat Town USA Gaius is glad to meet you and hopes you will come back again.

6 thoughts on “Home

  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

  2. Pat Johnson

    Karen, I got my copy of Yarns of Ozark Storytellers and its GREAT. The one thing I always enjoyed when I lived there was the stories everyone brought in to the Cultural Center & shared with me. I miss that part. Was a great book!

  3. Elaine

    Thank you for your wonderfully detailed webpage on Wood Sage! I think I was able to successfully identify this volunteer growing in my native garden. We’ll see once it flowers 🙂

  4. Pat Johnson

    Karen, your books are do delightful, keep up the good work. I’m looking for to getting the printed copy of “FOR THE LOVE OF GOATS”. Please let me know when it is available (Amazon). I miss seeing & talking with you my friend! Pat

  5. Pat Johnson

    Karen,I LOVED IT!!!! It was whimsical, funny and so much fun to read. The play on words was awesome & you did a great job on the art work & color! I don’t believe anyone could capture the goats with any photography or drawings like you have, it has to be done by someone who feels & can express thru there experience and love. Great job, my friend!

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