Squiggles, Bob and Luna are Norwegian Dwarf goats, almost
4 years old now ~ wow! Carmen bottle-fed them for several months, and it wasn't
long before they considered her "mama". As you can see, just like Carmen's daughter,
they are avid readers.
baby chicks... awww....
Every year Carmen
adds chicks from around the world to her brood of hens. The one with no feathers
is a Turducken! ;) (Actually, it's really a Turken...)
Carmen's Chicken Status Report
"I love my chickens, I have about 20 little girls now and get brown, green and white
eggs every morning – they JUST started laying last week, and I'm getting about 7
eggs a day, but they are all tiny eggs since most of my girls are only 7 months
old right now. :)
"I divided my barn into two parts, one part for the goats and one part for the chickens,
with a divider in the middle and wire covering the top half to the ceiling, so the
chickens wouldn't get hurt by the goats and would always have a safe, quiet place
to nest (and, boy, those goats are VERY tricky about getting into the chicken feed…!)"
If you're familiar with The Glass Wall, Book
One in Carmen Caine (aka Madison Adler)'s YA urban fantasy, you're familiar with
the Doberman, Ajax. Well, Ajax is real! But he's just a puppy still. Ajax has Carmen
wrapped around his cute, tan, puppy paws...
"I ADORE garage sales! I take Ajax with me, and we've been going "dog-toy" shopping
lately. It's good for him – he gets his socialization in, which I'm having to be
very diligent about as he's already super-protective at 4 months and is going 'on
alert' over every noise now. So it's a chance for him to learn to relax more around
"We find stuffed animals and things for him to chew on, and he gets admired by people
- he thinks he's in heaven."
If Carmen could, she'd travel to other worlds, but for now, she's grateful to explore
this blue ball whenever she can. Nothing inspires her more to write than seeing
new places, people, and cultures. Nothing is more educational and nothing else can
lure her away from Ajax. ;)
But of course, her number one passion is her family....
(Number two is writing!)