Sunday, December 14, 2014

Goodbye Cassie, Cassidy, & Bodine

Yesterday morning we observed a house auction. House was appraised for $417,000 and the final bid was $280,000. We don't know if the owners accepted the price or not. I think the owners were having to sell out due to health reasons, so they were motivated. The house and the land were just beautiful. ****************************************************
We said goodbye to Casablanca, Cassidy, and Bodine this morning. Going to a new home in Sylva, NC. 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Edelweiss, a mini-Alpine

We are now the owners of, Edelweiss, a mini-Alpine. Two Alpines come here every Fall to get bred. Edelweiss was born in Spring 2013. Her sire was our Nigerian buck, Bordeaux, and her mother is Alpine #1 in the photo's. Alpine #2 is Edelweiss's 1/2 sister. At 1 1/2 years old, Edelweiss has not been bred but we'll breed her now. I'm interested to see how her udder develops although I may sell her if the right "homestead" buyer comes along, she should produce a lot of milk and appears to be in excellent health - a big, sturdy girl.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

two visiting Alpine girls

We have two alpine goat girls, Taylor and Annie, visiting with us so they can get bred. Giuseppe is on the job.