Wednesday, December 31, 2008

D is for DIXIE

This pretty little Doe is Dixie - she is out of our Foundation dam El Cerro Wind in the Willows who we parted with this year (that hurt!)to a sweetheart - Janice.
Dixie is only one of two daughters and so far a keeper. She's beautiful!

At 6 weeks Dixie (AKA: CBF Ent's Whistling Dixie) won Jr. Champion at the March Mini Madness Goat show in Albuquerque, NM - my favorite comment by the judge was "sometimes good things really do come in small packages" I knew that when I first saw her precious little impish face when she was born.

See - how could anyone deny that this is the cutest little goat EVER
she just stole my heart. I was only planning on keeping one doe this year and ended up keeping TWO.

This is Miss Dixie now - at almost 11 month old and about 8 weeks into her first pregnancy - she still has the cutest face of all of my goats. Of course we are praying for doe from all of the girls (except the Alpine - we want boys there!)

I am just starting to see a little bit of a baby bump (not that you can tell in this picture since she's eating - haha.
Dixie is the culmanation of several of our breeding decisions (and some rather painful partings as i've had to sell her sire and her sire's dam to make room) We hope that Dixie throws us some fantastic milking babies and that she lives up to her older sister's example - a milking star as a first freshener!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

C is for CHEESE

Like many goat owners, we milk our goats and we make Cheese. We make 3 different cheeses around here: Chevre, Ricotta and Mozarella. Occassionally we will make Feta and we rarely make chevre anymore as we can do any chevre recipe with Ricotta and we like the taste better. We bought Mary Jan Toth's book Goat's Produce Too! The Udder Real Thing which has a lot of Cheese, yogurt, ice cream and (not for the faint of heart/vegetarians) Chevon recipes (Chevon is goat meat). This is our Ricotta draining. We like ours drier than some folks and we like to mix it with herbs to spread on crackers. My favorite herbal/cheese mixes are Garlic and Dill and Mediterranian: Sun Dried Tomatoes, Artichokes, Oregano, Kalamata Olives and Garlic. Also we use our Cheese for making Pizzas and Lasagnes. YUMMO! This post is making me hungry for dinner. If you want any of our recipes - feel free to email me and I'll send you our goat cheese mix recipes for free! I do cheesemaking classes for folks but it's not hard, we taught ourselves to make the cheeses we make - it just takes TIME.
Cheese is probably the most common product we make from our goat milk - along with Soap - but you'll have to wait for that post for S!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A is for Alpine, Alfalfa, and Australian Shepherds

So, while checking my post for "B" I realized that my post for "A" was not there - it is lost in CYBERSPACE.... So I have to re-do "A" A is for Australian Shepherds who are the farm guardians around CBF. We don't have much in the way of predators here (except for maybe evil garbage trucks and the late night dog walking neighbor). But these two fearless mutts still alert us when ANYTHING get near the homestead.
A is also for Alpine enjoying her Alfalfa - This is Narnia the newest addition to CBF who is (we hope) carrying 2 Boer/Alpine crosses for the Children to show Market goats this year in 4H. she has great milk genetics (Mom Nivasha, is standing at Harmody Alpines in Colorado is a 3000lb plus milker on 305 day test) Narnia's littermate sister is standing at her breeder's farm still - Pearl Valley Nakuru. Alpine goats are a Swiss Breed originating in Switzerland and are the goat from which we get Oberhaslis (more on that later - when we get to "O") We love our Alpine and are glad she's here but truthfully, not sure what I'm going to do with all that milk from her if she follows in her mom's hoofsteps.

B is for Blue Eyed Bucky Boy (the Big Bad Buck of CBF)

Okay, so I had a moment of exaggeration - He isn't Big and he's not really bad at all - more or less kind of shy. But he is the king of Goatie world here at CBF - Piddlin Acres H Calm the Storm. THE BUCK. and he is blue eyed. So, he gets his own "B" day here on the blog. For those of you who don't own bucks, I don't recommend it to the faint hearted, they are nasty but sweet critters! How is that possible you ask - well, if you've ever been around a buck in rut, well, they are rather UNPLEASANT - peeing all over themselves and generally stinking up the airspace (for quite a distance) around them(even though the girl's LOVE the buck cologne)Not to mention the noises - trust me, being woken up (or kept awake half the night) by some rather obnoxious noises out in the goat pen isn't fun.
Most of you who know me, know I'm not really BIG on blue eyes but this year the blue eyed bucks just came my way. I really prefer MILK genetics as I'd really like to be known as the little herd that has lots of milk - we will see! Anyway, I did not go out looking for Blue eyed bucks but was in the market for a new buck so I bought a buck from Arizona who did not work out for me, I was given a blue eyed black and white (for those of you who follow my blog - Flying goat Jazzy Blues, who now resides at PrairieWood Ranch) who drove me nuts singing to the girls ALL NIGHT LONG. Then, this little guy came my way. I jumped at the chance since my best milking Nigerian has similar lineage as this guy. JUST so happens, he too has blue eyes. Now that the other two bucks are gone, he is here to pave the way for a new generation of CBF babies. I don't care if he throws me a single blue eyed baby but if he passes down some of those milky genetics he's carrying from both PiddlinAcres and Lost Valley we will be very happy campers indeed!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Updated Tirzah - 4 mo.

Getting Pictures (esp. good ones) on overly friendly goats isn't easy!
I hadn't gotten a good one of Tirzah in a while and I certainly wouldn't say this is a good one.
She is 4 mo in this picture. She is long and level with nice feet and legs. Nice shoulders and a fairly long neck. She appears to be very dairy but she's a little "overly conditioned" at this point.
Despite being the youngest goat in the Food chain here we know she's getting plenty to eat. Right now she is the only doe not pregnant. She will wait until March for her hot date with (we hope) Lost Valley ML Nekoda *S.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

FUN Idea

I love what my friend Lisa did at LaughingOrcaRanch (see link on right)
on her blog. She did an Alphabet BlogSchool. Too much fun. I am going to copy her
but keep all thinks goatie - it will make the wait until BABIES go faster. I won't guarantee an everyday blog but I plan on making it fun and interesting. And EDUCATIONAL!!!!
IF you want some fun and educational reading visit Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch. she REALLY did a great job - I'm inspired!
Thanks Lisa for always have such creative ideas and interesting reading on your blog. I don't get on often enough and then when I do - I spend so much time there I don't get all my chores done!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Update on Goats.

We finally have all the tests done on all the goats: All goats have tested NEGATIVE for CAE.
Joie, Miss Priss, Dixie and Malina were also tested for Johnne's and are NEGATIVE. The reason why the other goats weren't tested for Johnnes is that I didn't own them at the time and they were all tested for CAE before they came on my property so we will get tests on Storm, Narnia, and of course little Tirzah in the spring (Tirzah isn't done at all because she's too young).
We believe that all the does are bred now except Tirzah who is too young to be bred yet.
Due dates are as follows:
1. Narnia - Due March 1, 2oo9 For Boer/Alpine crosses - NONE FOR SALE
2. Joie de Vivre - Due March 24, 2009 to PiddlinAcres KR TapDance
3. Twinkle Lil Star -Due March 26, 2009 to PiddlinAcres H Calm the Storm
4. Whistling Dixie - Due March 27, 2009 to PiddlinAcres H Calm the Storm
2 Does and 2 wethers are reserved already out of these 3 does - I may have a limited number of does and wethers for sale. NO BUCKS available this year.
5. Miss Priss - Due May14th, 2009 to Piddlin Acres H. Calm the Storm for Mini Oberhaslis - does will be available but no bucks/wethers
6. Tirzah - will be bred in March to Lost Valley ML Nekoda *S of PrairieWood Ranch if all goes according to plan. You can see pics of Nekoda on the Herd sires page of Prairie Wood Ranch website -links on top left of the blog page.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Welcome our Newest Herd member.

My kiddos decided to do something different this coming year in 4H. Meat Goats. So I called my friend at SbarH Dairy Goats who I knew was crossing some of her Alpines to a Boer buck to find out what she might have available in the spring. After talking for a while she made me an offer I could NOT refuse.
Pearl Valley Laredo Narnia (Pearl Valley Yreka Laredo *B X Pearl Valley SDHB Nivasha 8*M) pregnant to her Boer buck. Not only is she a lovely little Alpine doe she is a Jr. Champion from some wonderful bloodlines and from a CAE Neg. Herd raised on CAE prevention. We weren't sure this is what we wanted but now that Narnia has been with us for 2 days, well, we are pretty convinced we were BLESSED!!!!!!

Yep, Narnia is fitting in fine here at CBF Nigerians. We hope she throws us a couple of twin Boer crosses for the kids to show and Kathy told us she is a very nice and easy milker. So, welcome Miss Narnia, we are glad you are here. Thank you so much Carl, Kathy and Jean!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Updated Photos of PiddlinAcres H Calm the Storm

I got Mr. Storm up on the stand this morning for hooftrimming and thought this would be the perfect time for pictures so here he is in all his stinky buck glory. Both CBF Ent's Whistling Dixie and CBF Ent's Twinkle lil Star came into heat this weekend so lucky boy got some girls finally. Also, the young lady down the street has decided to repeat the breeding from last year - Storm and CBF Chikorita that produced the lovely little doeling CBF Kimberly Moon. I sold Chikorita bred to Storm. Kimberly is a lovely little dairy doe and because she carries similar lines to our own CBF Ent's Whistling Dixie we thought that would be a SWEET combo! Yep, Very excited to see what these pairing produce. All of our babies are due at the end of March so if you see something that interests you, do not hesitate to contact us. I know the babies from Chikorita and Storm will be for sale this year so if you are interested you can contact me for more information. Some of these does are great combos of breeding from the Lost Valley, PrairieWood, PiddlinAcres,TwinCreeks lines.
Chikorita has a crooked front leg and Storm straitened that trait up in Kimberly, she is very dairy and has a long level topline as well as very nice angulation - Can't wait to see all these young girls from our herd freshen to see if we are on the right track!

Breeding has Commenced

This is Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre's Beau. Piddlin Acres KR Tapdance
who is out of Piddlin Acres KM King's Ransom and MCH PiddlinAcres Bobby Sox. I have wanted to breed to this boy for a very long time and since I had a breeding come with my doe to any of Darlene's bucks, I decided that we would finally cash that in. Joie spent a week with this handsome boy and we are pretty sure she's bred.

I wanted to get a pic of the pair but Joie moved and I cut off her head. But here is a sort of decent side view of Mr. Tapdance. I have liked this boy since I saw him shown as a Jr. buck and I've LOVED everything out of him so far. I tried to buy a doe out of him (Foxtrot) who has a lovely udder and a nice dairy body. When i spent a time with Darlene earlier picking up Tirzah I went around pointing to babies I really like and they were all out of Tapdance and Orion. HMMM - a free breeding came with Tirzah - may have to take her to visit Orion!!!!! We are hoping this will be a beautiful combination of some of the best PiddlinAcres has to offer with a bit of TwinCreeks thrown in for good measure. Can't wait to see what this pair produces: I hoping for DOES!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

State Fair Fun

Sorry no pictures here but I travelled light and didn't want to set down and forget and loose the camara so it stayed home. Today I went to State Fair and Ring Stewarded for SWNDGC club show. It was an awesome show and I think everyone had a good time. Good to see so many beautiful goaties in the ring today. I told the judge I so did not envy her having to decide some of those classes today. WOW. First off I'd like to say that the quality of goats in NM have improved a ton since I started 4 years ago. I love seeing the amazing herds developing and the top quality animals brought in the breeding pool here. Nice going everyone. For those who travelled - Glad you came!!!!! Congrats to those who won or bred the outstanding Champion animals that walked through the arena today: Lost Valley, Hill Country, PrairieWood, FlyingGoat, Seldom Herd, Nizhoni, Cedar Kids, Allen's Mtn View, Nagy Family, Stagg Family, New Family and more (sorry if I forgot you!!!!). Our club has members from all over NM, Southern Colorado, Texas and Arizona. For those of you who don't know yet, our club will be putting on the AGS Nationals next summer so please check out for upcoming formation and show updates. We would love to have you all join our goat family for shows and fun!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

WELCOME Nizhoni DW Tirzah

I've been waiting a year for this beautiful little one. This is Nizhoni's DW Tirzah. Her name means Delight in Hebrew. She is a chocolate Chamoisee out of MCH Esperanza SJ Patience and Joie's sire Nizhoni PV Desert Wind. She is all that and then some!!!! I am loving this baby. WE are trying to get Joie to raise her little sister but so far she's not cooperating without some HELP. This baby is angular, well built and has a lovely sweet personality. I can't wait to watch this little beauty grow. I also look forward to the milkng possibilities with her. She comes from some wonderful milky parents.

The Best Laid Plans ......GO HAYWIRE!

Okay - no picture for this. So, because I thought I had my herd settled and was getting ready for breeding season and was beginning to post my breeding plans they suddenly went awry. Jazzy decided that he was going to "sing" to the girls ALL NIGHT LONG. Now ordinarily that wouldn't be a problem but we ONLY live on a half an acre with VERY close neighbors on all sides we aren't going to be able to keep him. Thankfully we found a good breeding home for Mr. Jazz where is going to be shown and appreciated for his breeding abilities. I hope all the lovely ladies at PrairieWood enjoy his crooning and serenading. I know I appreciate Lora for giving Jazzy a really good home. I will miss his Jazzy self but I can't do (nor can my neighbors) 4+ months of his vocal capabilities. Not too mention I woke up (heehee, not sure I ever REALLY slept) really pooped. So anyway - we have to rethink our breeding plans. Will have more on our lineup real soon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Piddlin Acres H Calm the Storm.

Here is CBF Nigerian's newest buck. He sired a doeling out of one of our does this spring and she has done INCREDIBLE for her owner. I'm very pleased with the dairy character and strait legs etc. on the doeling. She is lovely! When Storm came up for sale I jumped at the chance to buy him as that cross into my lines worked sooooo well. Storm is out of Piddlin Acres TB Hansel (Lost Valley Tae Bo X Piddlin Acres Fraulin) and Piddline Acres PV Tansy (Piddlin Acres BW Peaceful Voyage X Piddlin Acres WB Paprika). This brings in some of my most favorite lines in Valerie's herd - most notably - Peaceful Voyage, Weisbaden, and Fraulin) Joie is a Peaceful Voyage granddaughter and I love what she has done for my herd so I have HIGH hopes for this little guy. I've been wanting a Fraulin buckling for a long time but financially it hasn't worked - so now I have her grandson. Thank you Sandy for giving me a shot at Storm. I can't wait to see the kid crop this coming year.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Now that the shows are over and we have a moment's rest from sales, shaving, and showing we are beginning to think through our fall lineup. This is the pair I have pictures for. This is Flying Goat Jazzy Blues at 7 mo and CBF TWinkle Lil Star at 5 mo. They will be bred in late Oct or Early November for spring kid crop. My first two doelings are already reserved and we are considering taking ONE more doe kid reservation as we will be breeding 3, possibly 4 does.
El Cerro Wind in the willows will be leaving us soon for a new home - she will be sorely missed as she has done CBF Nigerians proud with two outstanding and wonderful daughters. Janice - I hope she produces some outstanding offspring for your farm as she did for ours. Jazzy will be available for service to CAE free does beginning in Sept.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Show Wins for SWNDGC July Fling Show

SWNDGC put on their annual July Fling Show. It was the biggest show we have had this year and we really had fun. There were two shows - one ADGA/AGS sanctioned and one AGS only. Our herd did well this time around too so we were pleased.
El Cerro Wind in the Willows who came back to the ring after a 2 year
hiatus (we thought she couldn't show due to her horn scure) and won 1st and 2nd in the two shows and her and her daughter Dixie won 3rd in Dam and Daughter. Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre won 3rd and 1st/Reserve Grand Champion behind SunValley Starlight and Joie and daughter Twinkle lil Star won 4th in Dam and Daughter. CBF Ent'sTwinkle Lil Star won 2 - 2nds and her and Dixie took 1st for Get of Sire. CBF Ent's Whistling Dixie placed 5th in the first show but couldn't show the 2nd due to already receiving her Jr. Champion win in AGS. Shihara's Mace did not do as well as usual as we have a little too overconditioned - DARN! She will be bred soon and going to her new home this fall after breeding. El Cerro Wind in the Willows is for Sale now as my daughter is choosing to show dogs instead of goats (boohoo).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nizhoni's BB Shihara's Mace

This is our dry yearling Nizhoni's BB Shihara's Mace, She is our yearling dry doe. My daughter and I have determined that she has allergies to goat hair, and grass hay. We need to cut back our herd to what I can manage by myself with minimal help from her. Unfortunately that means we will offer this little beauty up for sale. She has fanatastic bloodlines from Piddlin Acres and TX Twin Creeks both sides. Please email me for pedigree and to ask any questions about this little darlin. She is related on mom's side to our doe Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre who earned her milking star this year. We have no reason to believe this little gal will do as well or possibly better. We are asking $300 for Shihara who is bred for both show and milk. She has done well in the ring for us and we would love to see what she is capable of in the pail but reality dictates otherwise. IF she isn't sold by OCT she will will be in with a buck and will still be for sale for a bit higher price.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Matthias Mattimeo

These are some great pics of the big man around CBF. We took him to the park in the early evening and took some great shots before going home. He is a wonderful dog whom we all love very much. We are allowing limited breedings to Matthias in the Albuquerque Area. Matthias has some pretty good Championship lines including Sylabru's Alias Flynn who is an International and AKC champion. Matthias is working on becomming an Obedience and Jr. Handler dog for my daughter. Matthias is double registered in UKC and AKC.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Another New Baby

CBF Chikorita who now belongs to one of my neighbor's and is a 4H kiddo bought Chicki a few months ago. She kidded with a single doeling who is just stunning. the proud daddy is Piddlin Acres Calm the Storm and this beauty is a Chocolate Buckskin (haven't seen anything like her). Momma and baby are doing great and the baby is going to be a stunning doe - Congrats Aragon Family on your new doeling.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Oberhasli's are HERE!

This is a little late (two weeks actually) but we are welcoming CBF Shadow and CBF Butch Cassidy.
Shadow is the first pic and Butch the second. They are some of the nicest Oberhaslis we've had so far. Beautiful perfect color, Nice long backs. Both are for sale for $100 (buck intact). IF Butch is not sold as a wether by 6 weeks he will be wethered and up for sale for $50. Nice calm personalities and quiet. Amazing. Their dad is the son of a National Grand Champion and their mom is my mega milker. Last year we were getting 1.25 gallons per day and she is a three year old 3rd Freshener.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Show Results

The show was Crazy - I ended up going alone with my oldest daughter. The gal who was going to ring steward was sick so I didn't show but one goat and my daughter and my niece who came showed all the goats. It was two and a half hours but we made it.
Nizhoni's Joie De Vivre*M - 4th
Nizhoni's BB Shihara's Mace - 4th
CBF Ent's Whistlin' Dixie - 6th
CBF Ent's Twinkle Lil' Star - 2nd
Flying Goat Jazzy Blues - 1st
DesertNanny JK Blue Cap'n Kidd - 1st.
Congrats to Flying Goat Annabelle (Jazzy's littermate sister) for taking Jr. Champion (owned by CKR Pygmy)
Congrats to Phantasma MD Tiara Dream for taking Sr. Champion (owned by Prairie Wood Ranch) and
Congrats to Prairie Wood Pinnacle Blue also owned by Prairie Wood Ranch - he is now a finish Champion in both ADGA and AGS.
Thank you to Judge James Haught for judging our show.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Finally a Picture of CBF Twinkle Lil' Star

Okay, so it's not the best picture of Twinkle but finally I snapped on of her before she tried to take a flying leap off the bench. She's a nice little doe and daughter of my first * Milker. We are going to keep her and see how she freshens next year.
Hopefully as nice as her mother.

Cap'n Kidd Ready for show.

Here is little (never mind that he is the same size as my 4mo buck) DesertNanny JK Blue Cap'n Kidd. He looks so handsome all shaved. I do miss his silky soft baby fuzz though, truly! Sometimes I wish we didn't have to shave for shows. Can't wait to see how he does at the show despite the fact that little baby goats don't do well.

Shihara Shaved!

I began to shave goats for shows and thought I'd update the goat pics on my blog. Here is Nizhoni's Shihara's Mace. My daughter's goat. I wish she would have faced the camara. She's a nice correct doe. She may also be pregnant for late Aug. babies. A doeling is already reserved out of her if she has one for Ms. Ruiz. Hope she does well at the show this weekend.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Player did it BIG. Prairie Wood Player did get her star with nearly 61 points. She
is a mega milker. We are so pleased since her grandson is one of our two new
herdsires! YIPPEE! We hope he carries the mega milkies in his genes and passes it on to
our babies. WAY TO GO PLAYER, JOIE, LAIKLA! There is two more goats in the testing group whom we have not heard the results on so we are waiting for GOOD news from those as well.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

IT IS OFFICIAL - Milk Test Results.

We've been anxiously awaiting our milk test results and finally received them today in the email box. Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre and CBF Seredipidy's Laikla both received stars. I know other does did as well but not sure who yet.
Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre *D age 1.11 at 20 4/8 inches milked 3.2 lbs of milk at 65 days fresh with 6.9% butterfat and 3.8 % protein for a total score of 45.88
El Cerro Wind in the Willow's daughter
CBF Serendipidy's Laikla *D age 2.00 at 20 6/8 inches milked 3.2 lbs of milk at 50 days fresh with 5.8% butterfat and 3.5 % protein for a total score of 41.14.
We are so proud of these girls. I believe that Flying Goat Jazzy Blue's Grandmother also starred with 3.6 lbs of milk and 9.9% butterfat. Her name is PrairieWood Player and can be seen on the Senior Doe page of Prairie Wood Ranch's website (please use link at top of page).
Congrats to everyone whose does achieved their stars this year.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Milk Testing

CBF Nigerians just took our first two does to a one day milk test. At the moment I am not sure either doe will get their stars. Joie, who is my super milker - dropped her production for the morning milk out.
She usually gives me about 2#s per milking and she went down to 1.4# and did 2.0#s in the evening. I still don't understand what all goes into giving your goat her star but I am glad we tried. It was a great experience. PrairieWood Player who is our Flying Goat Jazzy Blues' granddam also went on test and I know she milked out 2.2#s in the morning. I am very excited as Jazzy and Kidd's moms are both doing well so far. I have my eye on another doe who I'd like to buy a buck from in the future. She was the breed leader for butterfat, starred last year, and is one win away from her MCH. SOMEDAY!!!! My doe Joie's brother is now at Prairie Wood so she will be using him in the future for anyone who is looking for those milky lines besides mine here at CBF.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

MORE Cap'n Kidd

I finally got pics of Cap'n Kidd that are with him standing. He's so friendly we couldn't get pics without him climbing into the picture takers' lap. Ha - the bottle does the trick. So here is the left, right and rear views of my handsome little boy. He's so sweet - everyone in the family is absolutely SMITTEN by this little boy - I wish they didn't grow into big stinky BOYS. (what did I buy him for again? to sit in my lap or to make more beautiful, milky babies?????) Anyway......

Monday, April 7, 2008

Desertnanny JK Blue Cap'n Kidd

Welcome home the long awaited Desert Nanny JK Blue Cap'n Kidd.
my friend Kat (spinkitty & Flying Goat Ranch) and I went on a little road trip yesterday with my 13 yo daughter to deliver a Jazzy Blue's brother to Glenda in AZ (of Blunderosa) and pick up my other new herdsire from Sharon Warren.
I am in love. This little guy has his daddy's beautiful face as is very well built - I hope a fine addition of excellent milky/showy lines for our herd. He is so friendly and I love his little horseshow spot on his side.

Monday, March 31, 2008

CBF Ent's Whistlin' Dixie - Jr. Grand Champion (AGS)

This is our little doe Dixie who we took to the show so my 4 year old could show and to get some "show experience" . Little did we know our little Dixie Darling would come home with a 2nd in the morning show (to our new buck's sister Flying Goat Annabelle)
and 1st plus a Jr. Grand Champion! In this case, Good things came in a small package - we NEVER expected to even be in the top of the class with the second youngest doe there - the youngest doe - Dixie's half sister CBF Ent's Twinkle Lil'Star didn't do as well but we still adore her - her mom is terrific and a great milker so she's still a keeper in our minds!
Dixie is out of CBF Entei and El Cerro Wind in the Willows. Thank you Valerie for picking our little Dixie for Jr. Grand! We just thought she might be something special when she was born.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

CRASH is sold!

Little Crash left the farm yesterday for his new home at Laughing Orca Ranch in the East Mountains. Thank you Lisa and Family for giving little Crash a new home. I know he's going to be very loved and spoiled rotten!!!!!

CBF Serendipidy's Laikla

This beautiful goat was the first nigie doe born here at CBF Nigerians - CBF Seredipidy's Laikla. She is a nearly 2 yo First Freshener.
She had triplets not too long ago and the judges commented on her capacious, productive, well attached FF Udder. She too was invited back to the Best Udder in Show class by the AM judge. Congrats to Linda, Nora and Natalia Sedillo on their wins yesterday with both Laikla and Zelda (Also invited to the BUS class!) She did CBF and El CErro Wind in the Willows proud yesterday!!!!! She will be joining us (we hope) on the one day milk test on April 19, 2008.
I wouldn't be one bit surprised if she starred.

Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre

This is Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre. She placed 1st in the Freshened Yearling class as a 2nd freshener. She was also invited back for the Best Udder in Show class. Her and the 2 other yearlings who were invited back were still beat out by a much older doe who was made a Master Champion yesterday (3-29-2008). She also placed 2nd in the PM show. Thank you for showing Miss Joie for me Darlene. She will go on a one day milk test April 19.

Can't wait to get some numbers on this little beauty. We have high hopes for her little daughter as well - CBF Ent's Twinkle Lil' Star

Nizhoni's Shihara's Mace

This is our little 8 mo old doeling Nizhoni's Shihara's Mace who is a very correct doeling. She placed 1st and 2nd in her classes under Judges Carrie Baker-Khale and Valerie Ciesnyski. The Judge in the AM show said she practically shows herself and despite out BAD clip job the PM judge said thankfully it didn't detract from such a well put together doe!!! (What a Relief). We have hopes for this little doe out of Nizhoni's Arwen Evenstar and MCH Steele Ballew's Blue Bayou. Thank you again Darlene for this precious little doe.

Show Brag: Flying Goat Jazzy Blues

The itty bitty black and white in front is Flying Goat Jazzy Blues, our new herdsire (one of!). He attended March Madness SWNDGC show 3-29-2008 in NM. He took a first and Reserve Jr. Champion under Judge Carrie Baker-Khale (Thank YOU!) and a first under Judge Valerie Ciesnyski (Thank YOU!) He is out of Prairie Wood Bella and Prairie Wood Huckleberry. Thank you so much Kat for this wonderful little boy!!!! Can't wait to see what he does for our herd this coming year!