We had a busy but blessed Fall on the farm this 2013. The fiber show in Tunbridge Vermont was a learning experience, as well as a chance to meet some the smartest people in the goat world!
We were very happy with the show results which placed Olga second best in her doe class. She is one big puff ball right now , full of cashmere. The judge commented several times on her stout strong body style as a strength, as well as the production of her cashmere.
Matthew placed second at our local grower Giant Pumpkin Festival in October winning $100.00. Not bad for a throw and grow pumpkin in the mulch pile. We are buckling up the farm for the winter with heated water buckets , heat lamps , and hay. We will welcome Vina back soon from being bred by one of Yvonne Taylor’s bucks from Maine. This might mean twin kids in the Spring!
It time to get ready on the farm for the sudden changes of Winter . Hooking up heated water buckets, lamps and stacking hay. The animals seem to sense the upcoming changes with their recent calm and still temperament’s. They once again remind me to embrace the transition rather then balk about it.