Friday, September 21, 2007

Update of Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre

This is Joie (after being milked). She went into heat just after Willow was pulled out of the buck pen so she went in. If the breeding was positive then we will have two sets of babies due mid February. We plan on keeping a doeling out of Joie and all bucks will be castrated for wethers. Limited Reservations would be taken. WE MAY Ultrasound both girls. Joie was a FF this year and an absolute delight to milk. I look forward to hopefully having a daughter of hers that milks the way she does. Entei's lines will hopefully improve foreudder attachment and flatten out her somewhat steep rump. This doe is sweet and has a lovely face and body otherwise. I cannot wait to see these babies.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

El Cerro Wind in the Willows

Here's Willow, who is currently in the 'Love pen' with Entei, and is hopefully bred/ almost bred. She's looking nice, she's lost some weight. Still as cantankerous as ever, though. Willow will be expecting in February, and we are accepting reservations for this particular breeding. She has a nice udder, and she's taken Reserve Grand, as well as best Udder in Show, and with this breeding, the udders on any does she might throw will probably be even nicer.

CBF Entei

Here is the Updated picture of 5 Month old CBF Entei, Chikorita's twin brother. He is looking nice. We hope we got a positive breeding with him and Willow. If you are interested in the babies from this pair we will be opening up reservations soon but they will be VERY limited. We may be retaining a doe out of this pair and all bucks will be castrated. He will be up for sale as soon as he is done with his job. If you would like to add Entei to your herd, please contact us and we will let you know when he is available. I can also email pictures of his sire and dam. You can see his paternal granddam on Lost Valley's website (MCH Lost Valley RTW Madison) and his maternal granddam (Prairie Wood Calico)and maternal grandsire (MCH Twin Creeks Summer Solstice) on PrairieWood's website. See links.

Chickorita at 5 Months Old

I thought I'd take some time to Update the pictures of all the girls and get them up as breeding season is getting underway here at
Cornerstone of Bosque Farms. Here is a picture of 5 month old CBF Chikorita (Prairie Wood Sweet Shalom X MCH Lost Valley KW Orion) She is so long and dairy but went through a ugly phase now she's pulling out of it. Just needs a little more leg growth. Not that you can tell in this picture, she is wide, deep, and angular with a long neck. I am really looking forward to seeing how she matures and what kind of udder she has - she sure has the genetics to have a beautiful well attached one. Her brother, CBF Entei is in the breeding pen with El Cerro Wind in the Willows as I write so I will have to wait to get his updated pictures - Willow too! We are really hoping she's bred though, she seems to like him a lot which is a first for Willow: she usually hates being bred (loves being a mom and a milker though).

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Show Wins and Kid Brag

Yeah, I know, I can't help but brag on my kids. My daughter had two of her 4H projects go to State Fair after first place wins at County Fair. Her Horticulture project took 3rd place and her Small Animals Project took 1st again. Way to go Alyssa. We sold two does to some 4H friends this last year and are incredibly happy to announce that CBF Serendipidy's Laikla won 4th in the 4H Youth Show and 3rd in the NM State Fair Open Jr. Show. Grey's N Goats Zelda won 1st in the 4H Youth Show and 2nd in the NM State Fair Open Jr. Show. We are proud of Nora and Natalia for showing the girls and doing so well their first year out!!!! Also want to say that our friends at various farms here in NM did extremely well - PrairieWood, Nizhoni's, CKR, Debbie Wood, Sleepy Kid Ranch, the Nagy family and the Allen Family all did awesome, Congrats!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

County Fair Brag

Every proud parent should be able to brag about her kids. My 2 older kids showed at County Fairy this year. While the baby goats didn't do as well as we'd like, our daughter did very well.
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.


yes, Fall is upon us here at the mini homestead. We are making cheese almost daily, canning/freezing/drying are in full swing - here in NM the smell of roasting green chilis is in the air. I am guessing it is about time to be thinking about who to breed to whom......
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.