Meet your neighbors

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Georgia Lujan Profession: Deputy clerk Age: 39 Family: Anthony Lujan, spouse, 41, Nadia-Ranae, child, 8 Perfect day: My perfect day is a cloudy day watching movies with my family. Pets: We have three cats: Eez or Pretty Boy(is what I call him), Dutch Boy and Squecky. We also have six hens, two roosters and Corky […]

Quay County Fair: Goat show results

FIRST TIME GOAT FEEDER 2009

San Jon entrepreneurs find opportunities at farmer’s market

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For Kelly Boney and Tyra Davis of San Jon, selling ground beef, lamb and goat aside homemade lip balm and soap at Clovis’ farmers’ market is more than an odd combination. It’s a necessity. The two ranchers from San Jon have teamed up to sell mesquite logs, chips and […]

Aug. 15, 2007 Around Town

County Fair Schedule.. Today: 7 a.m. Breakfast by Tucumcari Baptist Association 9 a.m. Rabbit Show Poultry Show (Following Rabbit Show) 5 p.m. Fair Anniversary Reception 6 p.m. Swine Show    Thursday 10 a.m. Goat Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Watermelon Feed 6 p.m. Lamb Show Friday 4:30 p.m.  Heifer Show 6:30 p.m.  Steer Show […]

Family of four gets loud addition

By Ryn Gargulinski My four goats were on fire. Or dying. Or on fire and dying. There would be no other way to explain the mind-splitting bleats coming from the goat pen that sunny New Mexican afternoon. Being the good goat mom, I immediately ran outside with a bucket of water and that mini fire […]

Adversity peaks in the water trough

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor My dog has a new chew toy. Unfortunately it’s my goat. Lulu, an approximately 500-pound puppy who likes to snore and jump on strangers, surely has the upper paw against her nemesis, an approximately 2-ounce pygmy goat named Doug. Lulu didn’t pick on the other three goats, of course. […]

Despite dogged determination, still human

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Those positive-thinking people who say you can envision what you want and get it are usually on the mark. However, I have been breaking my brain to achieve my latest desire. Alas, to no avail. I am still not my dog. There are several reasons someone would want to […]

House guests can really get one’s goat

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS We all know those pesky things — those things notorious for using all our hair conditioner, eating all our garlic-flavored Triscuits and leaving toenail clippings in the bathroom sink. Yes, the infamous house guest. Perhaps Mark Twain said it best: “Fish and house guests smell after three days.” My boyfriend and […]

Flood turned home into Noah’s Ark

By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS Managing Editor The recent rainstorm not only flooded our yard, our goat pen and part of my car since someone left the passenger window open, but turned our home into a Noah’s Ark of sorts. That is, if you’ll accept Noah as a bald-headed, tattooed man in the form of my […]

Living off the land

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When Tucumcari native Janet McCoy needs a jar of tomato sauce, she ambles to her pantry for one she’s canned herself. If it’s milk she’s after, she heads out to her goats or cows. And she said the pig that now mud bathes in her yard is soon to be 175 […]