Monday, May 31, 2010

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats photo's

I've been home for 3 days, only left home one time to make a run to the hardware store in town. Got some projects done - a nephew helped Mike with some fencing for the bucklings, and they installed the A/C-heat machine. During our rough winter, the propane man had trouble getting up here so now we'll have electric heat for backup.

TootleLu has been sold to a good home, she is going to be roommates with CocoBean at Tonto's Barn. Logan, owner of TB, also breeds Nigerians and he liked Toot's bloodlines. His CocoBean was judged well at the last show.

SweetPea is pregnant, see her little udder that's forming? I wasn't home when the "breeding" by Pappy took place (grrr and dirty look to Mike), Mike says Pappy accidently got out and mated SweetPea. Then, Mike supposedly wrote the date down and lost the piece of paper. Soooo, I don't know when she is due and I wasn't told about the "accident" the day it happened because Mike knew I'd be unhappy about it.

Dud getting groomed for the upcoming show.

You know you're a hillbilly redneck when you use hay-bale twine as hinges.
Back to the office tomorrow, hope you had a great Memorial Weekend.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Roasted Red Potatoes

cheap and easy

Previously, I blogged about Roasted Vegetables and this is another version. If you only have red potatoes on hand. Spray the pan (a good quality pan) with some non-stick stuff and pour approx a cup of oil in a bowl.

Slices the potatoes in half, dunk 'em in the oil, and lay the white sides down.

You can double layer and the ones on the top will be good but the ones on the bottom will be delicacies.

Cover with your recycled tin foil. Bake at 425 degrees for 1hr and 10 minutes. I don't salt them until they come out of the oven. If you want to use herbs, I'm thinking dried would be better than fresh (the fresh may burn up).

DO NOT touch them when they come out of the oven, they'll break and be mushy, they have to rest for at least 30 minutes. Don't eat them when they are still steaming.

The bottom ones will have a nice french-fry texture.

Now that they have cooled, pick one up and bite in. I bet you can't eat just one!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Udders and more udders

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
June looking out on the property. The buck pasture is across the way and down on the left you can see mother-inlaws garden.

June is due June 22nd, carrying MilkDud's babies. Is PeeWee in there? JuneBug?

Chamonix in the background, June on the left and SweetPea on the right.

Have I mentioned previously that we also run a spa?

Photo's from Spindale's Goat Festival and Show

actually it was a "dairy" doe goat event. All about the udders. Nigerians are the only dwarf dairy goat.


Mike talking goats




Chamonix got much attention

making goats milk ice cream

Carl Sandburg's wife raised dairy goats

Mike showing Chamonix and Jenna Rudolph of CapraKozaFarm showing Pixie for us.

Although Chamonix was acting up in the ring, she beat out her sister.

Mike showing Clara and Jenna showing her doe.

Judy Nelson of J-Nels and I'm showing Gabbi.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

a boy and a kid

I was going to upload a bunch of photo's of the Spindale Goat Festival and Show (and I will later) but for now this photo sums it up for me.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Clemson Goat Show

We're so proud of MilkDud here, Mike handling. Dud won his 2yr-to-under-3yrs class and now he is showing in the Senior Champions Class. Up front, muscular 7yr old Abe from Kids Corral won, MilkDud still needs to mature through the body. Hopefully, when Dud is 7yrs old, he will be filled out like Abe.

a typical lineup

We slept in the Goat Mote, it worked great. We plugged up to the show barn and had our A/C and interior lights on, also ran a water hose to the trailer and we had running water in the sink. The barn was never locked and had bathrooms and showers available 24/7.
Took all 6 kids with us, Chamonix kept escaping her pen and nice folks kept rescuing her, throwing her back in. We had a very good time although we were hoping our Junior Does, Gabbi and TootleLu had better results in the ring. MilkDud came through, he was sooo keyed up in the pen, very excited to be there.
Was VERY hot and humid in Clemson, whew, glad to be back in the hills.


beautiful LaMancha buck.

Remember our Deets? He won the Junior Championship, now owned by Kori Connor.

Mike handling Cahoot who came in 2nd. Red Cahoot got a red ribbon.

Champion Challenge, Abe beat Sudoko.

This is how I feel.
Next weekend, Spindale...