Thursday, August 30, 2007

More Pictures of Shihara - ShowOFF!

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

The Girls are Back in Town

Last year, with a heavy heart, I sold two of my Oberhasli doelings, well, they are back. The owner was unable to keep the girls and they came home. It's fun seeing them back in the pen though I had not planned to have any more big goats. I'm still trying to figure it out. Anyway the one in the back is Joyfull Surprise and the one in the foreground (I apologize and will post a better picture later) is La Dolce Vita. They are out of Anglen Farms Rita and Vassajara's Vito. Looks like we might have more Oberhasli's next spring. So, if anyone is interested, let me know. I have promised a doeling or two to the last owner but anything else is up for grabs.

Nellie the Lamb

Ha Ha, Here is a cute (but off perspective) photo of our Nellie. My precious hubby decided we needed a homegrown source of meat. Boy, does G*d hear his prayers! A neighbor came bearing a newborn Barbados lamb whose mother rejected her. She knew we had goats milk so we recieved Nellie. She will be used to breed for a future supply of homegrown lamb meat for our family. I think sometimes we've gone off the deep end but she's a sweetie pie (a bit loud but sweet). She follows my hubby around like a "Mary's little lamb" wagging her tail the whole time. It cracks me up!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Bosque Farms Fair

Every year we look forward to our local Bosque Farms fair. It is a blast. Doesn't mean much but just some good clean country fun! We took several items, showed goats and chickens and overall did REALLY well. Tiny Shihara won 1st in both 4H and Open division as well as taking RESERVE champion over a class of does way bigger and older than her. Judge was very impressed with that little doe. Alyssa also did Champion Showmanship with her. Nik did 3rd and 2nd with "Chicki". Suzy took 2nd with Skye in Open (not old enough for 4H). Joie took 1st in Milking does OPEN and Best of Breed. Entei the buck took 3rd but the judge said that was a real hard class to place as all three bucks were very nice - she had positive comments for Entei's dairyness, wide Escutcheon, strong legs and wideness throughout. Nik entered his Banty Cochin pair and won 1st for 4H and one of his Buff Orpingtons, she also took first. Indoors Alyssa did 1st for earrings she beaded, 2nd for a drawing, 1st for a knitted scarf. Nik did 2nd for his Stilts he made and mommy did 1st for the woven shawl i made, 1st for my crocheted hat, and 2nd for the beaded bracelet. All in all it was a great experience and a good time was had by one and all!!
This is our fun outlet before the "seriousness" of County Fairy.