Monday, November 19, 2012

November is a month of Gratitude and The Peanut Festival

We love November, an extension of October with a bit of a nip in the air.  November is a month to reflect and give Thanks.  November is Gratitude month.  We are Thankful for all the wonderful folks we have met and for the goats we are Blessed with.  We are grateful for our family and our health.

The Peanut Festival was great.  Everyone got along and we had fun.  We won some, lost some, that is how it is. We are working to improve the Nigerian Breed and step up to the next level with grace, dignity and a passion for excellence.

We give Thanks to God and his son Jesus for the Best Year yet in our goats and farming.  Our DHIR, LA and proving what we breed and strive for is in the show ring.

The Peanut Festival in Dothan had over 60 Nigerian Dwarf Entries.  We won First place in Two to Three year old milkers, Oldesouth Blue Amber 2*M, pending 2*D, 2+DAR.  Amber also won Grand Champion Sr Doe and her first leg toward her championship. 

Oldesouth Sunshine won 2nd under a really lovely first freshener from Desert Nanny.  Will have to research that little darling, because she was quit an eye catcher.  SG NC Promisedland SIA SunRa 3*M, 4*D, +DLT won first place in the 5 year and over class being almost 11 months in milk.  We also won BEST DAIRY HERD which is more competitive each year.

SG NC Promisedland SIA Sunra 3*M, 4*D, +DAR and Clint in the show ring, Peanut Festival, Nov 2012.

The Spectacular SGCH NC Promisedland Rain-Beau 2*M AR, 3*D AR won BEST OF BREED and BEST UDDERSHE IS STILL IN STANDARD and had not grown any since Montgomery...  Imagine that...  (Below)


We have heard of the loss of Keith Harrell yesterday, who along with his wife Marie bred Rain-Beau and Sunra.  We are deeply touched and sadden by Marie's loss.  We are deeply grateful and blessed by being privileged to be entrusted with both Rain-Beau and Sunra.  Our deepest sympathies to the Harrell family.  God Bless you all.