Jekuthiel (jeh-kooth-ee'-el) means -- God will support
"And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek for His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you." ---- Luke 12:29-31
Welcome to my website!
My name is Jessica. I'm the oldest of 13 children. I live with my family on 5 acres near Shelton, Washington.
This website has seen lots of changes, since I started it in 2001!
I raised and breed a small herd of ADGA Registered Nubian & LaMancha Dairy Goats for over 20 years, and even had a small Grade A goat dairy for 5 years (Aug 2007 - Feb 2013). My focus was primarily on milk, temperament, ease of milking, large and structurally sound goats. I used natural methods as much as possible, using many herbal mixes formulated by a fellow goat breeder, who also has her Master's in Herbology, Fir Meadow. My herd was on continuous DHIR and we participate in several Linear Appraisals. To read a bit more about my herd, you can check out the goat pages!
As I mentioned above, I got my Grade A license in August of 2007, but after 5yrs of being in business, it was clear that it was actually a hobby and loosing money. So, I made the hard decision to close the dairy and sell the herd. I do have 1 buck, that haven't sold yet, who is still here and available for Buck Service, until he sells.
I also did a 2yr period of getting my Egg Handler's license in May of 2011-2013, for my pastured hens that were fed a Soy/Corn FREE layer feed (feed was NOT organic or GMO-free). But with the inconsistant laying patterns of my hens and customer sales, I didn't renew my license in 2013. Though I do still have eggs available at the farm.
At the moment, on the farm, we have:
- Nubian Dairy Goat Buck
- Pastured Chickens (7 laying hens, 1 rooster & 2 chicks [rooster & pullet])
- 4 Outside cats, ALL GREAT MOUSERS!! (all fixed)
I've been doing Website Design for several years, dabbled with some Logo Designing and several printed items using my color laser printer (no smearing or running ink): Breeding/Kidding Calendars, Labels & Business Cards.
For many years, I knitted up custom Silhouette Reversable Potholders, but between a decrease in the number of requests and less time to knit them... I removed them from my website. WELL THEY ARE BACK, FOR ANOTHER GO AROUND!!!
In May of 2013 I took a training class through Namaste Training in Tacoma, and became certified as a Home Care Aide, and have been working in an Adult Family Home since June! I'm loving my career change, and being able to serve the elderly in our area! Part of that training, also included training in Dementia & Mental Health. In June I also took a class to get my Nurse Delegation qualifications. Looking forward to seeing where the Lord will be taking me in the future with this field!!
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I also enjoy working with infants and toddlers, and have been volunteering at our church (Westwood Baptist Church in Olympia) since 2010, in the nursery each week. ;-) I've also had a few babysitting jobs, as the needs arise.
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I hope you enjoy your time looking around, come back and visit us again!
Walk in Him,
Jessica Howard ;-)
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PO Box 372 ~ Shelton, WA 98584 ~ 360-229-1924
Website designed and maintained by: Jekuthiel's WebDesign
Last revised: November 29, 2013