Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter at CBF

Occasionally, we are treated to the rare delight of SNOW here in the desert. This year we were all hoping for the proverbial White Christmas. It snowed before Christmas but was gone by Christmas. Yesterday, we actually saw white.
It was a pretty wet snow so we saw more puddles than the white stuff on the ground but we were willing to take what we could get! At one point the ground really was white. *you can barely see the white on the trampoline*
And yes, even a little white on the ground. Of course the goats think the evil white stuff would melt them! Other news of the day - Stars came home - we think bred to MCH Flying Goat Jazzy Blues *S/*B. I used to own this little guy and have come to kick myself a few times for passing him on due to his rather obnoxious habit of singing to the girls ALL NIGHT LONG (which is really obnoxious when you only have a 1/2 acre) But i have to give a GREAT BIG HUGE THANK YOU to Prairie Wood Ranch & Lora Kniffin for graciously giving me a free breeding for passing on this phenomenal buck to them! Jazzy Paternal Grand Dam is the awesome PrairieWood Player *D/*M who was Number one doe about two years ago on the Top 10 list for One Day milk tests. Jazzy and Stars share a Grand Sire: MCH Lost Valley Orion*B/*S so we are looking forward to some excellent milk/show babies sporting the beautiful black and white coat and blue eyes of their parents. Also: MORE new news regarding the new buck from Arizona - Ironwood Ranch said that it is highly probably that Ironwood SJ Pecan would be in the Top 10 for Milkers on 305 day test for 2009. KUDOS to Ironwood and Pecan for their achievements . I"m HONORED to be getting my new herdsire Ironwoodranch A Good Intrigue *S/*B from you all! Thank you!

*upcoming events to look forward to - Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre *M/*D is due to kid in about 2 weeks.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Surgery is scheduled

It appears that we are scheduled for 9:20 am on Monday morning. That means I have to get a move on Monday morning EEK! Well, all of us really. Mornings around here are chaos since no but yours truly is much of a morning person. Should be fun.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Today was the Pre Op appt for Alyssa's port removal. Of everything we've gone thru this year this is one of the most looked forward to events. This means the Oncologist feels comfortable that we will not be doing any more treatments! Alyssa has been in remission for over 6 months now and we hope we are done forever with Chemo and Radiation! The port makes it easier for the Dr.s to access her often and not have to stick her in the arm constantly! Her port removal is scheduled for Monday January 25th, 2010. We aren't even 1 year out from her diagnosis and here we are! God is GOOD!

Choices Choices!

They are Finally here - the long awaited birth of the new buck from Ironwood Ranch. Ironwoodranch SJ Pecan *M/*D (AR) and Ironwoodranch SJ Snickerdoodle *B/*S gave me two choices of bucks. They were born about 1 week ago.
This little guy is Buck #1 and is Chocolate and White. the little guy above is Buck #2 and is colored like his momma Chocolate buckskin with random white. Although - I'm not looking at color! I am asking for as many opinions of the two as I can get - soooo here goes - please feel free to comment on the boys and tell me who you'd choose and why?
BTW - for anyone who wants MORE information - here is a link to momma's page
This doe is phenomenal and is related thru her dam to my Nizhoni's DW Tirzah.