This is my "keep year" and so far I am keeping 9 doelings. In order to move some older stock out to focus on daughters and granddaughters, I have made a page for an Online Auction. First up is Twin Willows FA Illiana, who is a two year old first freshener with moonspots who is POLLED. Click on her pic below to see her auction. Ends May 15th @ 7pm EST
I didn't really need another buck right now, but when I saw this guy come available, I just couldn't help myself.
Cade’s Lil Farm SE SleepNStag will be joining the Twin Willows herd later this season. He is sired by CH Old Mountain Farm StagSurprise, out of SGCH Old Mountain Farm SleepNBeauty 3*M AR VEEE 91. SleepNStag is the maternal uncle to most of our kids that will be born this season.
Today, I took a vacation day from work so that I could sort out my Spring kidding schedule. The 10+ hour round trip was worth it to bring this studmuffin home on temporary lease. Cade Cockburn, I cannot thank you enough for allowing Aladdin to come breed my does this season. He is the perfect gentleman and slept most of the way home. He's been here about forty minutes and has already bred two does LOL
Introducing Cade's Lil Farm PR Aladdin *B (Phoenix Farm DE Pop Rocks +* X SGCH Old Mountain Farm SleepNBeauty 3*M VEEE 91)
Aladdin will be breeding all does here.
TWIN WILLOWS KIDS COMING APRIL 11th!!
First of all, everyone is fine. All the goats are fine and we are fine...but our beautiful barn is gone. Between 9:45 and 10pm on Sept 7th our barn went from fine to completely engulfed in flames. Inspector thinks it was lightning. This is absolutely my worst nightmare and last night I lived it. THIS is why I always keep my barn open! Thankfully, there were only minor injuries to two and all the goats got out. Ethan saved my junior buckling and his two wether buddies by pulling down the fence and getting them to safety. All the does made their way to the pasture and the bucks and the sheep huddled in the corner of their yard. For the worst possible nightmare, this was the best possible outcome. I had planned to do extensive AI on my does this season, but my tank and all my semen stock are now gone. We will still have a Spring 2022 kidding season but it will look much different than we had planned.
Twin Willows is still here, and we will rebuild.
We brought five animals with us and three made the cut! All of the classes had 40-70 animals per class. We are so thrilled that we did so well at our FIRST Nationals! We will definitely be there next year!
Twin Willows CH Joie de Vivre
14th Place Junior Kid
Joie is the daughter of SGCH Twin Willows J Diva Hiyabina 3*M *D AR 3252 EX90.7 and CH Old Mountain Farm Chevalier (My FIRST successful AI!)
Cade's Lil Farm SE Venice
7th Place Junior Kid (right behind her littermate sister Malibu)
Venice is the daughter of SGCH Cade's Lil Farm BD Meggie EEEE92 (1st Place National Aged Doe 2021 and 2021 National Best Udder ) and CH Old Mountain Farm StagSurprise
SG The Bonniegirl Farm TIO Galina *M *D AR3255 VG88.4
21st Place 3 YO Milker
Galina is the daughter of Sage-Acres SHO Lucki N Luv and SG Jasper Pine TN Top It Off +B, two animals that I used to own and use heavily. Galina was born at my good friend Bonnie Lee's farm.
We just signed up the following five animals to be exhibited at 2021 ADGA National Show!
Twin Willows CH Joie De Vivre
Cade's Lil Farm SE Venice
Senior Dry Yearlings:
Twin Willows FL Iphigenia
Cade's Lil Farm AL Savannah
3 YO Milker:
SG The Bonniegirl Farm TIO Galina *M *D AR3255
SG Twin Willows J Elaine 5*M ELITE *D AR3253 is once again on the ELITE list with 96th Percentile! PTI 2:1 191 PTI 1:2 109
And once again, so is her sire, who we miss so very much.
SG Sinai Thunder AG Joshua +*B *S ELITE PTI 2:1 107 PTI 1:2 53 86th Percentile
Oh happy day! I am pleased to announce that we have FOUR new does who have just been awarded their Superior Genetics!
SG Twin Willows TIO Fiona 2*M *D
SG Twin Willows FN Glimmer 3*M 2*D
SG Twin Willows EB Geranium 3*M 2*D
SG The Bonniegirl Farm TIO Galina *M *D
Twin Willows is proud to welcome this stunning little girl to our herd.
CADE'S LIL FARM AL SAVANNAH
CADE'S LIL FARM PR ALADDIN (PHOENIX FARM DE POP ROCKS X GCH Old Mountain Farm SleepNBeauty 3*M VEVE89)
GCH Cade's Lil Farm BD Do-Si-Do 3*M (SG Farm Oldesouth ZV Bandit +*B X GCH Little Tots Estate Nuttrbutter 2*M)
Today, I used my new electric cream separator to separate cream from 3 gallons of milk. Ended up with a little over a quart of heavy cream, which is currently being made into BUTTER. Then, I used the byproduct (not skim, like maybe 2-3%) to make 3 pounds of paneer cheese.
On a related note, as of yesterday I have 2 gallons of milk PER DAY to use outside of the barn. Because of this excess, I have renewed my pet milk license with the Indiana State Chemist office (Indiana License #270829). I now have raw Nigerian Dwarf milk (running 6-8% butterfat) available fresh or frozen NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. Great for soap and crafts and for feeding animals. Clean, annually tested herd. $5 per half gallon. Pick up at the farm by appointment only.
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