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How Not to Panic When Your Computer Dies

So, if you’ll gather from the title, I’m not writing this post from our new computer, because we turned it on this morning, and ka-boom! Dead.

Okay, maybe not quite that dramatic, but it wouldn’t fire up (a.k.a turn on). We panicked. We just sat there sweating. We freaked. 🙂 That’s how not to panic. But what help should arrive? The old faithful laptop. The panic wasn’t necessary after all, until we couldn’t hook up the printer to the laptop – that was fixed after we panicked again – and the microphone didn’t want to work for my French lesson.

But never fear. The laptop will do just fine for now. Part of the reason I panicked was that I had set the deadline to launch my website for today. But hey, I published it anyway! Check it out:

So that website is the more important topic of today’s blog post. (And this post was saved as a draft until, miraculously, the computer fixed itself. So we’re back to normal now.) That website is the center of the sustainable agriculture project I’ve embarked on, which I talked about in the last post. I encourage you to check it out, but most importantly, keep on reading here, because there’s lots more coming!


Don’t worry, I’ll continue with some writing posts. But for the time being, you’re going to get a whole lot of goat info. 🙂 Just during the fundraiser, though, which will be launched on GoFundMe on November 1st. Stay tuned. Your support will make this program a reality.


If you missed the last post, I’ll repeat some of the info. You’ll also find this on the website.

It has become my goal and vision to launch Stewardship with the objective of revolutionizing the way a small farm can raise goats. Through rigorous selective breeding methods, I hope to bring my herd to a place of total sustainability, and then help other farms do the same. Today’s agricultural industry has expunged sustainability on all levels, and we cannot have this. That is why we’re guarding the future by keeping the past alive and resurrecting the sustainable farm.

“Stewardship” is essentially taking care of something considered worth protecting. Think about it. We protect heirloom seeds. We preserve heritage livestock. We save household antiques! We have become stewards of these things. Why? Because we have made the decision that they are worth protecting for today and tomorrow and the next generation. My vision for Stewardship is the same, only rather than preserving a breed of heritage livestock, Stewardship preserves a way of life. A way of raising the animal that returns the entire farm to sustainability. Educating the people, empowering the farmer, restoring the herd . . .

That is stewardship.

And that is a sample of what you’ll hear in the weeks ahead. But I’ll also work in some of the regular writing posts as well.

So thank you for bearing with the last two posts (and the next ones!). I hope I’m not boring you yet. 🙂 Do you have any questions? How about experience? Any wisdom you can offer here? And don’t forget

Until next time, let’s chat!



Hannah Gaudette is a home-school teen living in the hills of New England. When she’s not writing stories or training dogs, it’s a safe bet you can find her with some other animal, like cats. She’s a life-enthusiast who loves the ocean and The Piano Guys. Enough said.

2 thoughts on “How Not to Panic When Your Computer Dies

  1. ❤The website looks AmAzInG!!!

    On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Hannah Gaudette – Author wrote:

    > Hannah Gaudette posted: “So, if you’ll gather from the title, I’m not > writing this post from our new computer, because we turned it on this > morning, and ka-boom! Dead. Okay, maybe not quite that dramatic, but it > wouldn’t fire up (a.k.a turn on). We panicked. We just sat there sw” >


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