If there is one thing I have learned at goat shows, it is that some goats have good days, and some goats have bad days. Yesterday was a VERY good day for one goat in particular. Jasper Pine URF Lady Tator Tot took 1st of 13 entries in her class, and went on to win Grand Champion Junior Doe. This title earned Tator a leg towards her permanant champion status in both ADGA and AGS. We are SO proud of Tator, and all of our goats!!
Worked hard this weekend getting goats ready for the show this Sunday. Got a few new pictures taken too, but I don't have them uploaded yet. Decided that we are taking seven adults and seven babies (only two babies will participate though). Now I just have to figure out how to load them in the van for the hour ride to Fort Wayne! I updated the show calendar this morning as well, adding an Evansville show in July. Busy, busy!
Yesterday, we took Tator Tot, Trixie, Apple and Annie to the Lawrence County Livestock Expo in Bedford, Indiana. We came away from this ADGA one-ring show fairly happy. Trixie took 3rd place, Apple took 2nd, Annie took 1st, and Tator took 2nd. The doe that beat Tator ended up taking Grand Champion Junior Doe. We had a great time, and we really love going to shows because we learn SO MUCH and that's what it's all about!
The next show is in two weeks in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Just sent off the transfer registrations for the new goats today so that I can bring them to the show and continue their careers.
I have done ALOT of work on the website today, and you may notice that I have had to switch to a new layout in order to make the pages flow more smoothly. I am going to make it a priority this week to work on getting pictures of new babies, and updating the (extremely) outdated pics on the website.
I have decided that it is high time to be updating pictures. Just uploaded new pics of Tator, Trixie and Uncle to the Nigerian Dwarf page. Slowly, I will get everyone on here with new pics and get new pages built for the new goats. Off to an ADGA show soon! Wish us luck!
Yesterday, Brandon and I deadheaded to South Carolina to pick up the new additions to our herd. We are so thankful to Teena Bagwell for allowing us to purchase some of her fine breeding stock.
Twin Willows welcomes:
Airianna joins our farm with her doe/buck twins sired by CH Rosasharn BB Chocolate Moose E90.8
(Yet to be named, pics coming soon).
Kat is Muse's full sister. She has earned her Junior Leg.
Gypsy Moon SD Lady Anne
Lady joins our farm with her three triplet bucklings sired by CH Rosasharn BB Chocolate Moose E90.8
(Yet to be named, pics coming soon)
It will be a couple of days before I get new pages made for all of our new goats, and get pedigrees up. I just wanted to make introductions ASAP. We are so excited to find and acquire these fine animals. They fit perfectly within our herd, and will allow us to continue linebreeding on Goodwood Tom Thumb. Big thanks again to Teena Bagwell of Gypsy Moon!!
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