Monday, September 22, 2014

Kyrstyn and KC bring home top honors from the Boonville Fair

Congratulations to Kyrstyn and KC for their recent wins in both Obedience and Showmanship at the 2014 Mednocino County Fair and Apple Show in Boonville, California. Kyrstyn says all the credit goes to God and KC and she was just along for the ride but what she isn't saying is that for the past 5 years she has been the sole trainer of KC and their win is due to the incredible bond the two of them have. Well that, and many hours of work.
Kyrstyn, KC, and Susan G. (judge) of Classic K-9

 Thank you to the amazing sponsors at the Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show too. Kyrstyn and KC came home with a beautiful bag sponsored by Yokayo Veterinary Center and it was full of toys, and grooming supplies and the neatest cloth travel dishes. Thank you to BR Pets, It's a Pet Thing, and Mendocino County Farm Supply for filling this beautiful bag with so many toys and treats; it was like Christmas in September!
Kyrstyn showing off the beautiful bag sponsored by Yokayo Veterinary Center.

Kyrstyn went on to compete in Small Animal Round Robin where she placed second. Nice job for her first time ever being in Round Robin!

Congratulations to all the 4H and FFA memebers who completed at the Mendocino County Fair whether they went on to Round Robin or not they are all amazing people and it shows in all they do with their fellow competitors and their animals.

 Now if only I could remember to bring a good camera and not try to take photos with my phone.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Congratulations to Aubergine!

Utterly Blessed Aubergine won Senior Grand Champion then Best of Show at the Nevada County Fair, in the youth show, this past weekend. Then she went on to win Senior Grand Champion in the open show.
Congratulations to Liz Smith of Mini-Ridge-Top Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats of Nevada City, owner of Aubergine.

Aubergine as a dry yearling.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Kynnedy's Mug

Last year we were fortunate enough to have two junior does win Grand Champion at the Redwood Empire Dairy Goat Association, goat show.
This year as we were preparing to show Kynnedy was looking at the coffee mugs and she said, "I will only be happy if I win a coffee mug." As I surveyed our competition I said, "Hmm ... well you'd better tell that to the goats ... on second thought you'd better bring that up with God, because I think he is the only one who is going to be able to help you with that request."
Well, as it turns out it must have been God's will too, because not only did Kynnedy get one coffee mug but she got a second one to match. I guess we can both drink our coffee in style now.

 Now Kynnedy has decided that getting a new coffee mug each year at REDGA would be a good goal. So, here's to a new mug next year ... maybe even two!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


And I thought I was busy!  Last night I didn't collect the eggs. Look what was waiting for me tonight.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Doe Year?

Nutmeg and Flip Flop both had their babies last night. Flip Flop had triplets, 2 does and 1 buck and I was thinking how wonderful that was because Liberty also had 2 does and 1 buck. So when Nutmeg went into labor and had two does I was in the mind set, as she had a third baby, that it would be a buck, but it was a doe!  Wow, maybe it is going to be a doe year. I wonder, has there ever been a doe year? (Meaning more doe births than bucks). Hmmm, I'm probably getting ahead of myself here as we still have seven more does to freshen this spring and then two in the summer. Oh well, it is all good when the babies and their dams are healthy, but just because it is fun to speculate on a doe year I will tally the current baby count at our farm for 2014. 
Doelings = 9 / Bucklings = 2

Update 5/4/14 ~ The spring part of our kidding season is over now. No other does are due until late July. The current counts are tied ~ 15 bucks and 15 does!  Wow ... crazy how our opening season numbers have changed. But, we can't complain at all. We have 30 beautiful babies that are all healthy and that is what is most important. Thank you Lord for being with us throughout this spring's kidding season and helping each birth to be a success.
Flip Flop's babies ~ 4 hours old.

Nutmeg's babies ~ one hour old.