Monday, December 28, 2009

meet Pappy

Gypsy Moon P Moon Fire "Pappy" DOB Aug '07 . Actually, he's our oldest buck now. His pedigree is here: SonnyAcreFarm

Cahoot and MilkDud standing in a corner checking out Pappy. Cahoot will be our biggest buck, then MilkDud, then Pappy. Our two wethers, Cubby and Sundance are very petite.

Pappy checking them out.

His sire is Rosasharn UP Papillon*S and we ate lunch at Pappy's BBQ so we decided to nickname him - Pappy. We didn't want to call him MoonFire.

For the transfer, we met Kori Conner of SonnyFarmAcre in Old Fort, NC. We traded Deets for Pappy; new bloodlines for each of us.


Our Pearl Guinea's hanging out on the split-rail fence, very cold today, a breezy 21 degree's.


Linda said...

I love the way you wrote each of their names on them! Pappy is a purty fella! He looks much like my buck without horns and spots!

Alix said...

Hard to believe birds can stay warm in that kind of weather, but they do! Our ducks stay in the water! You'd think that's the last place they'd want to be, but it must be warmer for them there. Whatever. I give up trying to understand it all. Nature is just a wonder, and I'll leave it at that.

Pappy is a fine specimen, Joanna. I love the origin of his name too. Did you know Papillon means "butterfly" in French? So in essence, your buck is a barbecued butterfly. LOL!

Hope you're staying warm in all that Appalachian snow.

Happy New Year to you, Mike, and all the wonderful farm critters.

Much ♥

Casa Hice

Kori said...

I am so glad that you like him! Deet's and my buck Valen are already best bud's!

I cant wait to use Deet's, as soon as my girls go heat they have a date.

Anonymous said...

Pappy is a beautiful man-critter. He definitely looks like a fitting sire to the crew!

Joanna, your babies are always a joy to see.

Mahala said...

What a handsome dude Pappy is! And we are glad to know that Pappy's BBQ is open again. Seems like it was "closed for renovations" for years.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Oooo! Very handsome! I love his creamy fluffy winter coat! Many envious goat kisses from Isobelle!

Melodie said...

Seriously,I can never get enough of the goaties! I am just addicted to the critters! I have to say yours are gorgeous! I love that beard Pappy has and his face looks so sweet!

Foothills Poultry said...

I love the new addition.

If you came down I-40 you went right by here. We are only 0.5 miles off exit 94.


Jennifer said...

What a handsome new buck! Love his color and his name, Pappy just seems to fit him!

Mom L said...

Pappy is a gorgeous hunk of buck! What a beautiful color.

And, uh, it's 2 degrees here right now!!!

Nancy in Iowa

thecrazysheeplady said...

Your guineas are hilarious. New buck is quite handsome!

Flartus said...

With that beard, "Pappy" is a perfect name. All he needs is some overalls and a corncob pipe, then he can sit in the rocker on the front porch and tell the young bucks about "back in the day."

Can you picture it? :)

Anonymous said...

Good Lord, those beasts are beautiful. Pappy is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful Guineas too. My hens have absolutely no problems with the cold, and we're talking sub-zero up here. Anyhow. Wow. He's awesome.

Christy said...

Pappy is very beautiful.

Pricilla said...

He's a handsome boy for sure.

The publicist thinks she and the male person have eaten in that restaurant when they were traveling in their fifthwheel. They spent a lot of time driving back and forth and up and down around the country.

Spring Lake Farm said...

Wow! What a beard and I agree, I think the name Pappy fits him perfectly.

(Joanne - I hope you will read my comment on the Whistling Wind Farm blog.)