Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chistmas is HERE!

Merry Christmas everyone!  We are slow roasting the Christmas Goose for the family feast.  Our home grown, free ranged Goose will be a great treat. 

Oldesouth Blue Alexa 1*M, *D,+DAR has just freshened with twins.  She is now in the milk string this weekend.  LH Sweet Caroline 1*M,*D,+DAR also freshened with twin bucklings.  One is blue eyed, very nice kids from these two does sired by *B Lost Valley PG Superb *S.  All these bucklings will be *B,*S..  Will get photos and post on our sales website shortly.   Link is listed below:

Two of our cows, Black Beauty and Christy have calved.  Christy calved early the morning of the 23rd and have not had a chance to see if the calf is a bull or a heifer.  Beauty had a dark, chocolate heifer.  So far the bull I had sold has produced 100% heifers .  Wish my bucks were like that.  Need a bull calf to put in the freezer as a steer.

The weather has been rainy, but the temperatures mild.  We are still a bit under normal rain fall for December at 3.85 inches, which is 0.87 an inch below average.  I think we will go over by the end of the month.  Hopefully not by much.  I prefer dry weather.  I still remember the winter of 2009 with a foot of rain in december.  It sucked beyond words! 

The rye grass is growing well, but has a ways to go to be considered grazing.

We will be at the end of another year all to soon.  Again we are Thankful for the good folks we have met and the end of our first year on DHIR.  Out of 20 does who started, 16 have made their stars this year, 14 in all three registries ADGA, AGS, and NDGA.  One doe was a Nubian only registered with ADGA & Annie Oakley made her star through her butter fat in ADGA.

We have a Christmas Eve baby, just one, LTE Chelone "Brat" 1*M,*D,+DAR has kidded a lovely doe by *B Lost Valley PG Superb *S.  Jet black like her mom, with a white star on her head.  Perfict topline, what a little darling.  May have to name her Oldesouth Christmas Cheer.

Merry Christmas everyone!