Sunday, February 22, 2009

More lambs and kids...

Yes, it has been a busy week. We finally have electricity and are thrilled with that. We can check on moms, no matter what the hour and we do not have to fight with the generator to pump water or run a pair of clippers.

The pictures of the lamb is a new pure Mini Cheviot Ram Lamb out of Madeline. She had her son early Saturday morning. He is just hours old in these photos. We are trying to decide on what to name the little cute fella. The sire to this beautiful lamb is Goober, our Mini Cheviot Ram.

The folks to the right and below are Jerry and Diane. They did the electrical work on our buildings to get us up and hooked up. One really does not miss electricity until you have to do with out it. I am already spoiled and up early to take care of everyone and milk in the light. The well was the biggest factor, with it able to come on automatically and keep the water troughs filled.

Raisin, one of our Nubian does had two lovely Boer/Nubian cross does. I really like the Nubian Boer cross and only have one Nubian bred to the Nubian buck this year so far. I will post pictures later.
The two Cheviot/ Icelandic lambs are doing well and we have banded off their tails. Their wool is so soft and beautiful. I will have pictures of them out on the pasture with mom shortly. We have decided on naming the ram Cupid and the ewe Valentine. We will call them Iceiots, which is a combo of the two breeds of sheep.
We have the details to the EXPO which will be held March 14th at the Elmore County AG Center, 340 Queen Ann Rd, Wetumpka, Al. It is the 2009 Elmore County Farmers Federation Sheep and Goat Expo. It will have a Goat Milk Soap making demo at 900 am, A fundamentals of Goat Production Seminar, Nutrition of Goat Meat Seminar and a Goat Meat Cook Off. After lunch there will be an Alabama Youth Born and Bred Market Meat and Breeding Doe Goat Show. The judge will be Phil Slay.
We will be taking some Nigerian Dwarf goats, a Nubian dairy goat, an Icelandic Sheep and a Mini Cheviot for people to view. I will be giving a spinning demonstration and have some Goat Milk Soap and Sheep Roving For Sale. My friend Gary Quay will be doing Sheep Shearing Demonstrations as well. So plan on making a day of it, it will be fun. We will also have hot dogs and other items to eat. Do not worry, no one will have to try the goat meat if they do not want to.
More later...