Due to a late start on breeding, and for the first time in a very long time, Twin Willows will be looking forward to TWO kidding seasons this year. We have seven does who will kid between March and May this year, and the rest of the breeding stock will be bred for Fall, including all of our yearlings. This plan was not put in place on purpose, but things happened and it is what it is. Check out our Breeding Schedule for more details.
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.
Twin Willows TIO Ambrosia Ann 2*M V+E+ 87
Annie is the very first baby born on the farm. She is a gorgeous example of what we strive to breed for : excellent general appearance, beautiful udder, capacity and longevity. Unfortunately, the last couple of years have been cruel to Annie, and every year after she kids, she starts losing all of her coat. We throw all kinds of minerals and potions at her to get her back to good, and it all takes several months for her to regrow her hair. For this reason alone, I have decided to retire her this year. You did good, Annie. Rest.
Happy Retirement Day to Jasper Pine SHH Trixie 1*M!
Trixie was our very first doe. She has kidded 8 times, with the last time being TODAY (1B/1D) and she has given me lots of gorgeous daughters and granddaughters and great granddaughters. She is nine years old this year and I feel like it's time for her to retire so she can live out the rest of her days on the farm. Thank you Trixie!!! Rest now <3 <3
In other news, SG Twin Willows J Elaine 5*M again made the ELITE list with 98th percentile, and her sire, SG Sinai Thunder AG Joshua +B *S has make the ELITE Buck list for the first time, at 86th percentile. Sadly, we lost Joshua when he was only 3 years old, but his genetics still continue to have an impact here at Twin Willows Farm.
I am pleased to announced that we have another Superior Genetics doe this year.
Introducing SG Twin Willows TIO Apple Blossom 2*M VEVE 89
Apple missed it last year by .01 points!
Her sire, Jasper Pine TN Top It Off +B was also posthumously awarded SG status.
As I was going through my inventory of goats today, I noticed that Jasper Pine Precious has finally (and posthumously) been awarded her *M status earned thru her daughters. Upon further investigation, I also found that Jasper Pine TN Top It Off has been (also posthumously) awarded +B status earned thru his daughters. Accordingly, their 2017 son, Flurry, has inherited his *B status. I wanted to sell Flurry this year. My husband disagreed, so he will be staying. :D
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