The May long weekend is here already and Geordon and I are busy getting so much stuff done around here! Goat show season starts for us next weekend with the Schomberg Spring Fair. We are planning on showing Carmela and Maisie there next weekend - if we don't chicken out that is! Today, the girls got their hair cuts so they will be ready to dazzle the judges! What a difference in Carmela! She really is a beauty and I forsee her doing really well there next weekend. Maisie it seems, under all that hair, is a tiny wee little doeling! She actually looks more like a lamb running around right now. Neither one seemed to mind getting clipped too much. I think they both feel a lot better now that they can stay cooler!
In other news, we go to see Debbie and Shane at Bashert Farms tomorrow to pick up our new buckling that was imported from New Mexico! We are really excited to be bringing him home finally! It will also be wonderful to finally meet Debbie and Shane after all these months of dealing goats and never having met in person yet! Pictures of our Prairie Wood's Noway José will come soon!
There has been a lot happening around here in the last week or so. With the loss of Trixie we have bravely decided to continue moving forward to ensure that the rest of our herd is safe and more secure. We have constructed a new enclosure we will use as our "playpen" and "breeding pen". We also built a new 4 stall goat barn which will give us plenty of room for spring kidding and a safe refuge if our goat paddocks flood like they did this last spring. We are still putting the final touches on the barn and when it is done I will put photos on here.
Today I made the long drive to Campbellford to pick up Carmela! I have had my eye on this little doe since I first saw a picture of her. She is a beautiful little girl with blue eyes, and a white coat with brown spots. She is very tiny, feminine and LOVES people! I am so grateful to Debbie and Shain at Bashert Farms http://www.bashertfarm.com/for agreeing to sell her to me! She will be a wonderful addition to our breeding program in the years to come and I have high hopes of
showing her next year! More pictures will follow as I find some time to take some good ones in the next few days!
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
- Anatole France
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