Wednesday, December 31, 2014

27 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

presently have 27 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats.
I did this on an Excel spreadsheet.
Haven't bought a goat in a couple of years or more because I like
these so well that I'm melding/breeding them together. We'll see
if the ADGA appraiser likes my direction. ...
                                          GingerBreadGirl [dry]

Rhubarb [ 86] GinniB (as a Buckling) Giuseppe [V]
RhubarbBouquet [+] Rhuthie [ff 84] RedRhuffles [V] (Buck) Firestorm Jr GinCindy unregistered buckling GBoy Bonnie
                                          TulipsGirl [dry]
MariGold [83]          RedRose [V]
MariMulberry            Roxy                         CalamityJane [ff 82]
MariMi                                                      JaneDoe
                                                 Caliente' [85]
ChiliPepper [dry] CaliCake 2 bucklings to be wethers
(buckling)   TwoCharlie
                                            CherryBlossom [87]
never given us girl

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.