Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
CBF Entei is officially for SALE. As much as we adore this boy we need to pass him on to another herd. He had done an excellent job of getting our two seniors settled (likely with multiples as both girls are already getting quite big). Willow was sono'd with twin for sure and more likely as her fluid level was high. He's hopefully settled my friend's two senior does and I still own his sister so he won't be used around here much. We are also reserving a new buckling for spring from Rancho Esperanza. I am so excited about bring a son of my favorite buck ever DesertNanny HB Jack Sparrow in here. He has some of the genetics I've been wanting (AND Then some!!!!) and all of the look I've been wanting. If he repeats himself on the breeding that's first choice we will again be doing mini Oberhaslis. WE are very excited about the babies due in February. All of Willow's will be available but we will likely retain a doeling out of Joie de Vivre. Hoping for some beautiful, wide escutcheon, nice width/depth, dairy babies from these pairs and the udder genetics should be something! IF you are interested in Entei, please email me.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I am 99.999999% positive that Joie is not because she has gotton gently wider in the past 5 weeks. All TB tests are neg. Waiting on Bruc. and CAEs so will post results when I get them.
All i can say is I have a pretty awesome buck who has settled 2 for sure, 2 more possibly and all before the age of 6 months. What a guy! I can't wait to see what he throws - and how many?????
Monday, October 22, 2007
I wasn't home when Joie was due to go in heat but my milker said she never saw any signs of heat on the two days she should have. Both girl's are looking slightly wider too. I guess we will be awaiting not one but two sets of kids around Feb 14-17. Next on the hit parade are Miss Priss
and Chikorita if I can ever figure out who the betrothed will be for Chiki. I know for Miss Priss.
We will be done with breeding then until April - then, if she is big enough, Little Shihara will have a date!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
from home as soon as I get all the info and our intructor comes to show us how to do blood draws. Hoping for another NEG year for entire herd. We should have our certified herd status this winter. Also wanted to Thank everyone who bought goat's from us this year. We are so pleased with the good homes we got for our babies. Thank you all for blessing us with homes for the babies, and new friends we've made. Hope to see all of you next year on the show circuit and through 4H with expanding herds and a bunch of winners!
Monday, October 8, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
This picture was taken off of our back porch this morning EARLY.
It is about the most beautiful sunset we've seen and I can honestly say G*D is an incredible artist. It was stunning. Sorry, if you were expecting a new goat picture but how could you not appreciate HIS handiwork.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
She won the Reserve Champion Showmanship buckle. My son did well also but did not recieve a buckle. Maybe next year???? Our daughter also took two first places in her Small Animal Project (she is writing a manual on caring for Ferrets) and her Horticulture Project. She took second in her Fibercraft project as well.
Both of the first place projects move on to State Fair - we should know by this weekend how she did at the State Level. We are very proud of the kids and their accomplishments in 4H for the year. Both of them are maturing into accomplished youngsters.
Our tentative plans are Willow will visit Prairie Wood Huckleberry a blue eyed black and white Studmuffin (PrairieWood Player X MCH Lost Valley KW Orion *S). Joie is going with our own little man CBF Entei (Prairie Wood Sweet Shalom X MCH Lost Valley KW Orion*S) before he leaves to do some breeding at another farm and then is up for sale. CBF Chikorita, Entei's sister is possibly going to Prairie Wood Dreamer (Prairie Wood Calico X MCH PrairieWood Pinnacle Blues) or Lost Valley Tae Bo's Reflection (Lost Valley Only Time Wil Tell X MCH Lost Valley Tae Bo) OR Prairie Wood PuttinontheRitz (MCH MK Abital OB X Kaapio Acres BT RAcketeer). And Miss Priss will go to a Local Oberhasli buck. We won't be breeding Shihara until much later (April OR in the fall of 2oo8) depending on her size and readiness so we aren't making plans on that yet. If you are interested in any of the breedings posted, we will begin taking reservations in NOVEMBER. A $50 non refundable deposit will hold your doe until birth - please specify first and second choices. Right now we are NOT planning on keeping any boys as bucks to sell so reserve does ONLY. IF you are interested in CBF Entei feel free to contact me, he will be available this winter. We will be keeping a few does this year so availability will be limited.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Here is an update photo (or two) of beautiful little Nizhoni's BB Shihara's Mace. I'm just blown away by this sweet beautiful little doe.
My daughter just loves this little girl.
Almost can't wait to see how she does at the shows in the spring.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
This is our fun outlet before the "seriousness" of County Fairy.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
A Friend of mine suggested I post the udder shots of my does so folks can get an idea of what nice udders my girls have. Willow's udder shot is in January's post so you can go see her's there. Her is Joie's. I know these aren't the best as the baby had been eating BUT. She has lovely foreudder attachment - very smooth and her teats are nicely placed. When she is milking, I will get a better rear udder pic but these will have to do for now. I believe this little gal is going to do good things for our Farm!
She hates to show but seems to like to be milked. She is a first Freshener and she didn't kick at all when i relieved the side the baby wasn't nursing from. Joie just may be a JOY to milk! yippee.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Matthias went to his first goat show and everyone LOVES this little guy. So many people came over to see him and comment on what a well behaved puppy he is. We had some folks who are also dog fanciers say he has really nice legs and that we couldn't have picked a nicer breed of dog. We were very encouraged that we were blessed with the perfect dog for our breeding program (tee hee) Thanks again Cindy!!! WE will be looking forward to his first set of puppies next year when he and his girlfriend GRACIE are ready. Gracie belongs to my friend Sandy who got me started with this breed of dogs. I'M HOOKED!
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Today, 6/3/07, El Cerro Wind in the Willows finally kidded with two big buck kids. Both are VERY nice looking boys. The Black and White one might be retained but the Chamoisee will be up for sale in a 6 weeks. Both boys are nice and angular! I like the wide wide escutcheon on the black and white one. I couldn't expect anything less than these nice boys from a Jr. Champion buc)
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
Well, the long awaited PrairieWood Sweet Shalom X 2Time Gr. Champion Lost Valley KW Orion kids are finally here. Shalom had them this evening between 3:30 and 5:00pm. The doeling is on the Left and the Buckling is on the right (he is not blue eyed). The doeling will stay here as we sold the mother. The Buckling will be available at weaning time and he will be wethered if not sold by then. These babies were only 1/2 hour old so we will get better pictures as they mature! Thanks for looking at our new arrivals.
Shalom and Willow are in the birthing pen gearing up for this weeks kidding. Can't wait for those after seeing Bootsie's babies!
Congrats Kat on your triplets!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Finally, here is our new herdsire at one day old (actually - not even one day old). He has the same nice genetics as RA Buckshott does but with blue eyes. We are hoping his mother takes her Master Champion this weekend at the show! She definitely has a good shot at it. We will be showing Buckshott and Ritz but usually Jr's don't take the buck championship at shows so it's mostly for fun and practice. We will be bringing this little beauty home in a few weeks after he's weaned. Looking forward to lots of gorgeous Blue Eyed Chamoisee babies out of this little guy!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Friday, February 2, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
You can see picture's of Huck at Flying Goat Ranch also on BlogSpot!!! Check them out too for lots of darling Nigerians and 1 Nubian.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
We bred Joie to a blue-eyed buck named PrairieWood Dreamweaver (out of 2X Grand Champion Prairie Wood Pinnacle Blues and Gr. Ch Prairie Wood Calico) who resides at Twylit Star Farm in Los Lunas, NM. I am DREAMING of a Blue eyed Chocolate buck (but I'd take a doe too if that is what she gave us!)