Dandy and Willow left a few days ago for their new home in Alabama. I am so grateful that the new owners have taken the time to keep me informed of their progress. Daisy and Roosevelt left today for their new home in Georgia, and after months of corresponding with their new owner, it was wonderful to finally meet her and her family. I feel very good about where my kids are going to be living...
It is a mixed blessing having so many kids this year - I was able to retain 1 doeling from each doe, and will be keeping a buckling to breed to this year before he heads to his new home in Indiana. But, parting with any of them is still hard - and was especially so this year because I was fortunate enough to have had 8 kids this year that all were worth keeping (in my limited experience.) So, I want to take the time to express my thanks and appreciation for the breeders who made it possible for a newcomer to have such a successful year - and set the standards for what I look to achieve in future; Green Gables MiniNubians (my goal is to have a program such as this); Peachynga Goats (without your letting me buy these 3 lovely does I would never know the joy of the MiniNubian, and without your friendship, I doubt I would have found such great homes for all of the kids I had to part with.) And a nod to Finali Farms, who, while I have never had direct contact with them, produced a doe I adore (Clementine - who gave me two striking doelings) and Goat Feather Farm, also dont know them personally, but Romeo was a wonderful buck for my does, and hoping that conveys to the next generations.
Finally, I have added to the LGD ranks - in preparation for future growth and with the sheep that I plan to bring in this year, I felt it necessary to begin increasing the number of guardians... So, Calvin & Hobbs are the newest additions to the ranks. They are 9 week old Anatolian/Akbash pups - and once everyone has settled down from the kids leaving, will go in training with Chief and Sierra (and of course the does who will be the teachers on what you can and cant do to/with a goat!)
Will post another update soon and let you know what the new big plans are - as well as post new pictures.