Thursday, October 9, 2014


I am VERY frequently asked how I put watermarks on my photos and I always have a hard time explaining my method.  It's a long process that is difficult to put into words.  On a whim I went to one of my favorite resources to see what I could find... Youtube!!  It is crazy what you can find on that website.  It's one of my main go to resources.  I found the perfect video for explaining how to add watermarks showing the process I use and from now on I will be sharing this video when asked how I do it.  I have to mention I did not make this video, I don't know the person who made it, I do not own the program and I receive no money for recommending the product.

So the program I use is called GIMP.  You can download it from  It's free and a really great program for editing photos and adding watermarks.  It can be complicated and overwhelming for people new to photo editing programs, but if you have questions just check Youtube.  Seriously you can find a tutorial for everything!  I've been using it for years and I still learned new stuff tonight watching these videos!!

So here is the video that explains watermarks (LINK), but make sure to check out the other videos if you have questions.  I've had a problem trying to dock my dialog windows in the program and I found a video that explains it.  It's so simple I can't believe I never figured it out on my own lol.  So anyway I hope this helps if you've been wanting to learn how to do it or if you keep getting asked how you do it.  :D

I do want to mention something that they didn't say in the video.  When putting a watermark on your picture make sure it is fairly large and that it covers a portion of the photo like these below...

If you make the watermark too small or you put it in the very corner of your photo people can still take your pictures and crop out the watermark.  I know the watermark can distract from your photo, but better safe than sorry in my opinion.

 This last one would be very easy to crop out, which is why I put lines on it.  :)

I hope someone found this helpful.  It has sure made things a lot easier to explain for me.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The goats are settling in well.


The boys are settling in nicely!  They even feel comfortable enough out in the pasture to roll and scratch their bellies.  Chrome is leaving them alone finally.  :)  To see more pictures with them and the horses check my other blog (link), but here are a few of just the goats for you to enjoy.


Aren't they so cute??  The red spot on the paler goat is not blood.  It's from berries he napped in hehe.  I'm still trying to decide on names, but I'll let you know as soon as I come up with something.  Sorry about the quality of the pictures.  It was the absolute worst time of day to be taking pictures.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We have goats!!

We were planning to get goats next spring because we need help maintaining the pastures.  When we had our herd of Boer goats here a few years ago the place looked amazing.  Well today someone brought two male Pygmy goats up to the school where my husband works and left them there.  They had used them for practicing goat tying (rodeo) but they didn't need them anymore so they were giving them away for free to a good home.  Even though I didn't want Pygmies (had them when I was a kid and they are master escape artists) and definitely not bucks (we will castrate them) I'm glad we went and got them.  They are a bit skittish, but they are adorable and sweet goats.  For now they are in the small chicken pen, but eventually they will go out with the horses.  I'm guessing they already know to run from horses since they were used for goat tying, so hopefully Chrome won't hurt them (I'm nervous!).  I still have to think of names!!  I'm thinking of sticking to my theme from before (Kudzu, Muscadine, Jasmine, Primrose, Alyssum, Zinnia, Sassafras, Hairy Vetch, etc.), but I'm open to other suggestions as well.  :D

I've never had a Pygmy this color.  Gorgeous!

 When I was a kid I had one that looked just like the lighter one.  :)

 I'm so excited!!  I have soooo missed having goats and although I wasn't looking to get any right now, I'm thinking maybe it was meant to be.  :)