Wednesday, November 30, 2011


One of my most favorite parts of goat ownership and breeding is babies in the spring time.  Tonight I was able to take my two FF does in to our vet to get them ultrasounded.  Last Straw Chattahoochie and CBF AGI Wish Upon A Star were both found to be pregnant. Chatty has one for sure and maybe a second and Wish has two for sure and maybe 3.  Both does are due mid-march Along with Wishes Dam CBF CS Paint Th'Sky With Stars, who is already looking very pregnant so i'm thinking triplets.  Stars is bred back to Intrigue and we already have two does reserved out of her.  These babies are Wishes and her brother Captain.  Seems like kidding season is sooooo far away but it will give me something to look forward to during the winter.  Seeing those little goat bellies develop.  Next into the breeding pen is Tirzah with Asher and then Ammi with Intrigue. That will probably be the last set of kids of Intrigue's here at CBF if someone buys him but we are really looking forward to his kids kidding this spring and seeing his grandkids! 

Ironwoodranch A Good Intrigue*S/*B

Now that our new buck joined our herd much earlier than expected, we are going to part with our dear Intrigue. I agonized over getting this buck - did tons of research and was looking for the right mix of genetics to add to our herd.  At first i had reserved a kid from Agape Oaks because she has an incredible milking program and has the right mix of bloodlines I was looking to bring in but tragically they lost the herdsire I was wanting a buckling out of before he could breed either my first or second choice does. The search was on again.  I just happened to stumble across a not so well known farm in AZ that just happened to have a similar mix of genetics and they also milk test and Linear Appraise (two things I really wanted to do here - we are now currently on 305 DHI and hope to add Linear Appraisal next year) So I contacted them and told them what I was looking for and they suggested a buck kid out of their doe who seems to be the best all around doe - Ironwoodranch SJ Pecan 2*D/2*M.  That year she threw 2 boys and I had my pick of litter.  In March, Intrigue joined our little herd.  Since then, Pecan has earned her Superior Genetics title, as has Intrigue's grandsire (on both sides) Smarty Jones.  That year she also tied for #3 on the Top 10 list milking 1334#s of milk and then made the top 10 list in ADGA as well also tying her herdmate Minnie.  Intrigue has thrown some very nice kids not only for us but for a few other herds as well since we do allow a few outside breedings to folks whose does are tested.  I've been very pleased with all that we've seen so far out of this boy and we don't even have a milking daughter yet.  next year - we are hoping to have two:  CBF AGI Wish Upon a Star And Last Straw Chattahoochie. (Sorry my pictures are so bad)

both girls have been shown and have done very well - neither one has placed lower than 3rd place.  Very excited to see what Intrigue has done here. A daughter and son of his can also be seen at (see Arctica and Buckwheat).
We are also looking to keep another doe kid out of Intrigue and CBF CS SG Ammi who came back to us after being sold as a 2 mo doe nearly 3 years ago. But we keep a very small herd and since I have 2 and will hopefully have another kid out of him and will be keeping possibly 2 grandkids, I am going to make Intrigue available in January.  I am asking $400 for him which is what I paid for him as an unproven buck.  If you want more information on his dam please visit or his sire, please visit Snickerdoodle at 

Friday, November 18, 2011

A New Herdsire for CBF

A few years ago I took a doe from a friend who was battling cancer.  She was a sweet woman with a big heart who loved her goaties.  Due to circumstances beyond her control the doe showed up here with soremouth. My herd was infected and we closed our herd until we were sure it was past.  I agonized over whether to tell her but finally felt like I had to around the time I asked her permission to rehome her to a pet/retirement home.
The folks who have her love her and spoil her rotten!  Despite my protests, she paid in full for a buck - literally the buck of my dreams.  I got to pick the pedigree etc.  Andrea passed away earlier this year never seeing her gift come to fruition.  The breeder tried her best to deliver the buck I wanted but the dam wasn't wanting to cooperate with the sire. 

Last night around 5 pm a friend of mine came here and dropped off one of the most beautiful bucks I've ever seen.  The sire and dam I chose are present in his pedigree as Grandsire on dam's side and Granddam on sire's side.  I feel doubly blessed as this beautiful buck was hand chosen by the breeder to represent her herd here in NM and paid for by a very generous lady who really didn't need to do what she did.  I never felt it was her fault and KNOW she did not send a sick doe here on purpose.  I have spent some time really getting a good look at this beautiful boy.

Welcome to our farm Double SunDog FN Brave Warrior (name to honor Andrea's brave battle with cancer - she may have lost the battle to cancer but I believe in the end she WON! ).  He is out of Double SunDog ST Finn *S (Double SunDog TH Saturday *S  X ARMCH Piddlin Acres PV Gretel *D) and Double SunDog CY Honey Pot (Ironwood Ranch JD Curly X Goodwood DFW City Slicker *D) All I can say is Thank you Kathryn Lewis of Double SunDog for breeding and choosing this handsome boy for our herd and Thank you Andrea Brewer for the gift of this amazing buck.  I think he will stay here MANY years as herdsire for CBF. I am blessed!