Yesterday was the CGS East Nationals in Ancaster, ON. They were held at the Ancaster Fall fair and approximately 350 goats of various breeds were entered in the competition. The level of quality in animals exhibited by breeders was amazing! This was our first opportunity to compete against other nigerian dwarf goats at a show and it was a great chance for us to see how our girls compare to those of other breeders. Our Maisie, Tripping Billies Loo placed first in her class and won Jr. Reserve Champion! Cassi still struggles in the ring and according to the judge is "thick through her bones", meaning she is fat! Cassi placed 4th in her class though :) Carmela who was showing for the first time in the senior classes now that she is in milk placed 1st in her class but she was alone in it. All in all, it was still a great day. We learned a great deal about what we need to do for our girls to really shine. Now we have a few months to get them into shape for the Royal Winter Fair in November! We are still so proud of our little Maisie!!
So, another month has passed and I have failed to write here regularly. I think I am changing my commitment to this blog idea to one update a month. If I can do more than that will be a bonus!
This beautiful little baby pictured here is of Tripping Billies Loo, our newest addition. Thanks to Bashert Farms for the use of their photo! Little Loo and her brother Boo were unexpected surprises to their farm and we just had to have this little darling! This is the same farm where we purchased our dear Carmela from. They make such wonderful beautiful babies there! Loo, who will need a new "barn name" due to us already having a Lucy, will come home in March. We are almost
certain her new name will be Maisie Loo, and we will call her Maisie :o)
rest of the animals are all doing well as are all of us. Winter has been strange
this year and although I feel cheated of my winter, I will be happy to see this
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
- Anatole France