Sunday, June 21, 2009

Goat Show, etc

We went to our first goat show and this was a dairy show. On Saturday, we traveled 2 1/2 hrs away to Asheville (actually Arden) to observe and learn. The photo's are of little Nigerians but we saw some XXL goats there, some big girls, wow.

on the left is Carol Lindblom of Kids Corral
in the middle, Rusty Repp of Little Tots Estate
on the right, Duane Lindblom of Kids Corral
our bucks came from Kids Corral
and our does, Clara and June, started out at Little Tots Estate

whew, was 90 degrees over there. We're not used to that kind of heat, we got back in the truck and headed up to our Appalachian hills. They had fans running on all the goats in the pens.

Franklin and the gang were waiting for us back home.

I had asked the gal, Lisa, that bought our house if she ever was going to get rid of an old refrigerator that we'd like to have it for the barn. She did offer it to us so we picked it up on Sunday. The frig in the barn is for holding eggs, a few drinks, and medical supplies for the goats and birds.
Some money that was owed to us had been sent to that old address. I was so tickled to open the envelope from a District Attorney's Office and find a partial payment of $1,500! One day, I'll blog about why this guy in the next county over owes us money. The short story is - I made a down payment on a concession trailer, me and some other folks put in orders and down payments, and no of us ever got delivery of anything.
Lisa is doing a lot of remodeling on the house and had some other stuff sitting outside so we took some old shelves and they went from this -

to this, nest boxes

The inlaws have three great grandchildren. Gracie arrived this month.

Mother inlaw had us all over for Fathers Day dinner, she's a good cook, we always come home stuffed. Now that we live on their property, we just walk down to their house, it's nice. Some relatives after dinner walked up to see all our animals.


Jennifer said...

Wow, some gorgeous goats at that show! Love the shelf nest boxes!

Christy said...

I really want to get to a goat show sometime. The nest boxes are brilliant!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Egg-sell-ent nesting boxes!

Mount Belly Mama said...

Awesome photos! Love the nesting box re-do. Creative!

I've been reading a bit about goats, so I really enjoyed hearing about that show.

Alix said...

Oh my gosh, Joanna... a goat show! You know what struck me about those photos? How sweet and loving the owners and goats look.

I have nothing against the snooty Westminster Dog Shows (they are fun to watch), but they take themselves way too seriously.

I much prefer a nice little line of cheerful goats.

PS: Your nesting boxes are very chic!

Gizmo said...

I LOVE the nest boxes! You're brilliant.
So we'll be seeing you at the NC shows now?? I'm hoping to get to at least one when I'm visiting.

Gizmo said...

Forgot to tell you -
I left you something on my blog. :)

Mom L said...

I tried to comment the other day, but blogger was acting up! This was a great post - loved the goats, and that's a cute picture of your MIL and the little one. I wish I had time to travel your way before I head for Iowa - I'd love to meet you and your farm family.

BTW - regarding Diane's raccoon post - I like raccoons, too! And I like your explanation for their hi-jinks.

Nancy in Atlanta

Jennifer said...

Wow, thank you for the great comment and information you left on my blog today Joanna! Thank you. And you are right they make it clear there will be penalties with NAIS but they don't say what they will be exactly...yet.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I stumbled upon this post through Google and while I realize that it's an old post, I can relate to your kind of lifestyle!
I live on property next surrounded by my in-law's property - it is nice to be able to walk to Sunday dinners (lunch actually) and when relatives are in town they're always stopping by to see the animals. Good to "meet" your farm!