Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday evening summary

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats


Mike giving CoCo a haircut

Not that we know what we are doing, but were practicing putting the goats in show poses. We're planning taking the goats to two shows this Fall.





When Mike brought Cahoot out, the "cougars" took notice.

June and Clara were throwing themselves at him.

Girls, he's only 4 months old.

4 more girls were looking on

Mr. Big Nose

Two Friday nights in a row we have gone up to Sharpies for dinner.

For out in the sticks, the food is pretty good. A friend of mine and her husband own and operate it. Actually she works full-time for the Town of Boone and then works at the restaurant on nights and weekends. I don't know how she keeps up the pace.

After dinner, we came home for the entertainment, watching the goats and birds.

Cuckoo Marans

and Pearl Guineas

going out for dinner is extremely rare for us, now we're back to cornbread and pinto's


Peggy said...

your goats are going to do great at the shows! I just love seeing their photos. Glad you got a night out but if you are like me you love the pintos and cornbread alot. LOL

Teesa said...

I've never heard of Sharpies. Must be one of those restaurants only the real locals know about.

Pintos and corn bread sound really delicious. You should share your recipe for pintos!

Anonymous said...

LOL...Made me remember how I used to practice on some of my dairy girls. I would shave their back ends, seeing how they looked in case I wanted to show them. I did not shave their entire bodies. Funny, huh?

I agree with Peggy, you will do great!

I loved the flying goat photo. Silly imps. Seems when one gets excited, they all jump on the head butt bandwagon.

Alix said...

I am sitting here laughing so hard at the photos of your goats! Especially Mike shearing CoCo... and leading the herd around "the ring" in their show paces. ADORABLE!

When Mike brought Cahoot out, the "cougars" took notice. Hilarious.

Cutest of all though, are your goat names... TutleLu, Milkdud, Cahoot, June and Clara.... I can't stop smiling - it's cuteness overload!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Mmmm! Cornbread and pintos. Good stuff! Add some green chile to mine, please :)

All your goats are beautiful, but to me Cahoots and Deets stand out. I did a little volunteer work for my local Southwest Nigerian Goat Club and have seen some of what the judges look for, although I'm far from experienced.
Cahoots has a beautiful topline, though. As does Deets, but Deets also has an attractive head, too.

Mike did a good job clipping the goats, but he'll probably want to take off a little more hair, especially off the belly and legs. The tails are perfection already. Nice job!


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh! ANd I just peeked again at your goatie pics...and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Coco brings home a few ribbons, too. Very attractive build on that one. :)


ps...silly Big nose! Thanks for the giggle!

Anonymous said...

I had to come by and see TootleLu who was looking a lot like my Miracle Eve in the picture.
All the goats are looking and posing good.
Eating out is rare for us too, pintos and cornbread a regular. The eating places are all so far away and we just like eating here.
The guineas are growing fast!
Have a great day.

Flartus said...

Lol, what is it about your goats' obsession with the young'uns? First poor SweetPea, now Cahoot's gotta fend 'em off! Must be nice to feel the love, eh?

Love them baby goats; I think TootleLu is my fave right now (though Cahoot sure is a fine looking little studly boy).

Christy said...

Those girls sure seem to like Cahoot. It is kind of funny. You do have beautiful goats.

Southern Comfort said...

Would you believe that my husband's favorite meal is pinto beans and cornbread? He is so happy when I cook them. I'd like to say that your goats sure know how to pose. I like the little fellow who turned to look at the camera, and which one is doing that little dance of hopping in the air? True showmen,I say.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that Marans chick is a roo?

Claire said...

Wow, great goat pictures in this blog post! I just want to hug them all! I am especially fond of TootleLu!