From all of us at Twin Willows Farm, we wish you all a safe and prosperous new year! May the new year bring you joy, happiness & GOATS!
Introducing . . .
CONGRATULATIONS to Beth Wood, of Fort Wayne, Indiana for suggesting Babbo Natale, which is the Italian phrase for Santa Clause. The family narrowed this name down from over SIXTY entries. For a buckling born on Christmas Eve, we think the name is just perfect. Beth wins her choice of any two scented Goat Milk soaps from Twin Willows. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. We had many, many great names to choose from, and it was a really fun experience to choose a winner!
From all of us to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
Early this Christmas Eve morning, Twin Willows SB American Honey kidded with two beautiful bucks out of Helmstead Minis FF Scorch! The first (black with white and moonspots) weighed 3.8 lbs at birth. The second (chamoisee with moonspots) weighed 3.0 lbs at birth. Both were searching for milk before they even stood up! Honey is a great momma, and all are happy and healthy. These two will be available as unregistered bucks or wethers. Names will be announced soon (as well as the winner(s) of the baby naming contest! From everyone at Twin Willows Farm, we hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
I have constructed a time lapse of Honey's first freshened udder, and would like to share the process with you. The last pic (Day 146) was taken this morning and she is still pre-fresh. Click on the pic to enlarge.
Today is day 145 for Twin Willows SB American Honey. She is bred to Helmstead Minis FF Scorch. Her ligs are BARELY hanging on this morning. No signs of labor yet, but she will be checked throughout the day. Will it be today? Tomorrow? We are so excited because this is our FIRST Twin Willows born and bred doe to kid at the farm. Stay tuned for updates!
You still have time to order for Christmas delivery! Try our luxurious goat milk lotion in three scents and unscented, or our 4 oz bars of custom scented bar soap made with creamy goat milk! All of the products in our store are shipped FREE to any address in the US! We can even ship it straight to it's intended recipient!
I wanted to publish the entries we have gotten so far in our Christmas baby naming contest to provide some more inspiration, and also just because it's FUN! I deleted the names that did not follow the rules of the contest, and some names were submitted by more than one person.
Keep these entries coming! We are getting SO CLOSE! I am predicting that Honey will go into labor this coming weekend or early next week. Can't wait to see these babies!
Buddy the Elf
Bell a Willow
Blessings to U
Bells and Bows
Boots and Bells
Bauble and Bows
Baubles and Bow
Bringer of Peace
B Holly Berry
Bearer of Gifts
Bells B Ringing
Boughs N Berrys
Big Jolly Elf
Blessings & Joy
Presenting....the Twin Willows Baby Naming Contest!
Twin Willows SB American Honey is due to kid around Christmas (Day 150 Dec 27). We would appreciate YOUR help naming these last babies of 2013! There are several rules that must be adhered to and they are below. If your suggestion is chosen and a baby is assigned your suggested name, we will send you TWO 4 oz bars of our luxury goat milk soap in your choice of scents. There could be more than one winner, because the number of winners will be determined by how many kids she has. Enter as many names as you want, both buck and doe names!
Good Luck and Merry Christmas from Twin Willows!!
1. The name must start with a B.
2. The maximum number of letters and/or spaces is 15 (including the B).
Example: B A H _ H U M B U C K (11 letters/spaces)
3. The name should be Christmas or holiday themed.
4. No profane, suggestive, or names in bad taste. Keep it clean please!
5. The winners will be announced here, and notified via email after Honey kids.
6. By entering you agree to have your full name published on our website and social media pages as a winner.
How to Get Started Raising Goats
by Erica Hopkins