Monday, April 30, 2007

More Beautiful Babies

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.

More Buckshott Babies (but not ours)

For anyone who keeps checking here for baby updates, Buckshott has another set of triplets on the ground: 2 bucks and 1 doe (I'm beginning to see a trend here). Born to Flying Goat Ranch's Bootsie. Beautiful set of babies to a very lovely doe. And what a mom she is. She birthed out those 3 in less than and hour and she is a first time mom. Amazing! If any of you want to see the triplets, I won't be stealing Kat's thunder with pictures of them so you'll have to click on her link to see them. I may post them later but for now....
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


Here is Captain, one of the boys out of Miss Priss and Buckshott. He's a good looking boy and is sold already, as is his brother Commodore N. We will be doing the deed (horn burning/castrating) later this week. That is the one part of goat ownership I HATE! But, has to be done. I couldn't get Commodore in the picture, he's too fast for me, at least Captain stopped for a moment of lovin' by one of the kids. Ritz is now home and Zelda came home from being bred so we are happy to have our herd complete again. Ritz looks like his "nephew" Captain so I hoping to get a picture of the "twins" HA!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007


It has been an amazing weekend already. The babies are growing up so fast I'm just amazed. My daughter named the boys (no, they aren't Mc Screamy and Cry baby anymore - actually they are very tame and don't mind being held and loved on!)Captain(Jack Sparrow) and Commodore (James Norrington). We've already had 3 people look at them and one is already sold - the little brown one - Captain. I don't think it will be hard to sell Commodore either. He's as sweet as they come. Missy is doing well also, she's such a little go getter but a love too. She would rather climb in our lap that be with mom and brothers but boy is she an active little girl. I have a feeling she is going to keep us in stitches with her antics for a long time to come. Just can't wait for the next batch of babies!! 17 days (give or take) and counting until the next due date. Willow still hasn't kidded so we are thinking she's due around the 2nd of May as well as Shalom!

Thursday, April 12, 2007


We woke up this Morning to find CBF Miss Priss cleaning up the last of her 3 kids. She kidded out 2 bucklings and 1 doeling - DARLING. We will be keeping the doeling and the two bucks will be wethered and sold as pets. Doeling's name will be CBF Miss Congeniality. She is pure black like her mommy and is TINY. She has a nice quiet disposition compared to her brothers who are currently named McScreamy and Cry baby. No, these won't be their permanent names but they are definitely cry -boys. Here's a few photos, will get more since I couldn't get a good pic of the boys this morning. The one pictured alone is Miss Congeniality. The boys are under mommy. Way to go Miss Priss and RA Buckshott.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Resurrection Day

Here are the chicks that God blessed us with last Sunday. We have since added 9 more. These 6 are Araucana X but 4 look full aracauna and one looks like??? The oddball's name is Sunny due to HER (I hope) sunny yellow feathers. I'm sure that will change as SHE grows up! The tiny one in the bottom Right corner did not make it thru the first night. Everyone else is thriving including the 9 newcomers: 2 Americaunas, 6 Buff Orpingtons and 1 Frizzle Bantam. I'm sure I will get pics of them as soon as I can. they look aweful right now as they are about 1/2 feathered out. Maybe when they are fully feathered I will get them up on the internet.


Cornerstone of Bosque Farms just received GREAT NEWS. Lora from Prairie Wood called last night to inform us that our new and old herdsire's dam has in fact received her MCH. In goat lingo, that means she is a permanent champion along with being a 3 time best udder in show winner now. We are so pleased to be able to bring these wonderful genetics into our herd. Congrats to Lora and MCH MK Abital OB. WE are really looking forward to Buckshott's babies now, since there will be several sets of them running around here and at a few other local farms in the very near future.

Monday, April 2, 2007


Cornerstone Farms had a fantastic weekend. The SWNDGC March Mini Madness show went great for all involved. Prairie Wood took home the Sr. Champion doe/Best Udder in show with MK Abital OB (both RA Buckshott and PuttinOntheRitz's dam!) and the Grand Champion buck which finishes PrairieWood Pinnacle Blues (who is the grandsire to babies Joie is carrying). Sandy at Twylite Star Nigerians took home the Jr. Champion doe Piddlin'acres BZ Delux Edition, and we took home the Jr. Champion buck (who is already sold) with RA Buckshott. Our other friend Darlene took home several Reserve Champions and we are so happy for everyone. Yesterday (Sunday) we came home from church to find that our runaway Araucana hen had just been next door for the last month setting on eggs and had hatched out 6 little chicks. We caughter her and the chicks and put them in a safe spot and they all seem to be doing well. I will be posting pics as soon as I have found the camara (we are still unpacking show stuff) and download the pics. I will also post pics of the chicks when I get that done as well!!!