“It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.”
― W.C. Fields
It is that time of the year again where we think and think and think to come up with a theme for our goat kids. When we started we named the kids that we brought superhero names. Mostly of the X-Men variety. Then we did by giving each sire a theme. That meant Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Wild West. Not all those themes were followed through.
The year 2020 we did music titles from the 1960s and 2021 was Harry Potter. This year we tossed themes around like the A List with just names that start with the letter A, Percy Jackson, Greek Mythology, Candy, and even dessert names. None of those were fully agreed upon by everyone.
This year the them is everything galaxy from planets, stars, and constellations. Kind of exciting since all the names seem neat and ethereal. This year we kick off with our surprise twins from Atlas and Zoey. They are going to be registered as TinyHineyFarmNY A Arcturus (buckling P1) and TinyHineyFarmNY A Andromeda (doeling P2).
We are excited to name and have fun learning the meaning of each of the names the kids are going to have. Stay tuned for the baby goats being born and who is available.
©Google Images of the galaxy.
“I love you more than I love goats, and you know how I feel about goats", Gaby said.”
― James Patterson, The Christmas Wedding
This gentleman is one of our favorites. We have had three successful breeding seasons with him. However, a hard decision is being discussed as we decide what stays in the herd and what goes. Gunsmoke was the farthest we have personally traveled to go pick a goat up and bring him home. He came from TKs Mountain Ridge Farm down in Tennessee. We are grateful to Kathy McFarlane for entrusting us with him.
As soon as he arrived to our farm we knew he was special. This boy has the looks, personality, and dairy aspects we were looking to add to our herd. He has proven that in the past 3 years. After more discussions on his residency it has been determined that Gunsmoke will stay and be a lifetime head man (he is the oldest in our herd). We couldn't be happier with this decision.
Taken March 2022
Dam: Beau Chevre Cookie
Dam's Dam: Flat Rock's Casi
Dam's Sire: Prairie Wood Sumatra
Sire: Flat Rock's Despereaux
Sire's Dam: AGS Enchanted Hill Tom Jefferson
Sire's Sire: Flat Rock's Ginny Weasley
Just a few of Gunsmoke's kids that he has given us. There are more to be seen. Love the way they are set up. If you would like to be on a list for a kid from Gunsmoke let us know.
"Love is not love, without a violin playing goat."
Love is in the air and we are excited to continue with our kidding season. (Besides our little surprises at the beginning of February.) This is our fourth year on our small, family farm breeding registered Nigerian Dwarf goats. Our lives are filled with their great personalities and wonderful milk.
Last year we were blessed to add Kindred Souls BR Effervescense. Effye as we love to call her is going to be a 3rd freshener. Last year she kidded quad minis. The dear girl did amazing through it. We got her full of milk and when trying to dry her off she took forever. This little doe is made for milking.
In her pedigree she has Dill's LC Sweet Baby Ray, Dill's TS Lucchese, GCH Dill's GA Pancetta, Dill's D Two-Step, Castle Rock Shazam!, AGS Dawnland PPS Silver Screen, SG Castle Rock Cleveland Sage, and GCH CRF Castle Rock Rock Sun Saphire to name a few.
Isn't she pretty? Look at those boots on the front. She is solid black with extensive white overlay. The sire she is bred with is silky black in the coat. These babies should be solid to black with white. Hoping they get the polled from Effye.
The handsome sire is This & That Acres Mizter Man *B. He had wonderful lines from FeatherNScale Mizter Spotlight *B, Tiny Angels CK Two Faced +B, NC Promisedland MG Mizi 3*M, SG Rebelwood LS Sweet Bella 3*M, Rebelwood D Long Shot AI +*B, and SGCH Rebelwood Sweet Bodhi Tree 2*M.
Those lines can't be argued as being fantastic.
The kids are towards the end of the gestation and it makes it harder to get a good read on the ultrasound. Throw in the fact that we are still learning. She could just have twins or there might be quads in there. Only time will tell. Or should we say just under 3 more weeks to go.
If you would like to get on the list for Effye and Mr. Man kids just send us a message and we will be more than happy to add you to it. Reservations are free. As always we hold the right to have first choice to any kids born on the farm.