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In Search of the Perfect Kid

7 Oct

I have had goats now for fourteen years.  I’ve had a lot of kids born on the farm.  I currently have around forty-five forever goats.  I want this number to get smaller because, quite honestly, I’m getting old and want less work.  At the same time, I’m horribly sentimental, so I want to keep descendants from all my goats. Well, at least all my original lines.  That means:  Millie, Minnie, Maddie, Cutie, Meg, Scarlet, Grace, Annie, Mabel, and Coffee for the girls.  All of my bucks:  Ozzy, Grover, Jack, Boeris, and Sam.  I’ve decided to create the perfect kid–a kid that has blood from all of those goats listed before.

Gidget

I have it narrowed down to five girls and Xerxes that I have to somehow combine.  It will take another three or four generations, but I think I can do it.

Hilda

I have also decided I might use a buck because I don’t want to keep a ton of goats now.  Just one or two over the next few years.  That adds another level of challenging to it.

Blaze

So if Blaze and Fionn have an awesome buck, I could breed it to Hilda and keep a girl from that combination.  Then, even if I sold the buck, the kids would still be from that line  (That’s how I got Dolly.  I kept Millie’s buck, Bam Bam and bred him to Lily.  That turned out pretty darn cute and sweet.).

Ava

In some lines, I also have a couple of generations I can use–Bonnie, Blaze and Gidget; Wanda and Ava.

Wanda

There are a couple that I only have one from that line to continue it on–Hilda and Cutie.

Cutie

Of course, I have lots of kids that have Millie, Scarlet, Mabel, Maddie, Annie, Ozzy, and Grover in them.  Yes, Sidney (and LilyAnn) come from all of them.

Sidney

It will be interesting to see what combinations I can come up with to do this as quickly (and cute, sweet and healthy) as possible.

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Friday’s Hunt v3.16

21 Apr

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter.  Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be:  Starts with Q, Week’s Favorite, and evening.   I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top.  I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with P:  All the P goats on my farm–Pam, Patch, Patty, Paul, Peaches, Peanut, Pearl, Pebbles, Peg, Penny, Peppermint Patty, Peter, Pippen, Pistol, Pixie, PJ, Polka Sallie Annie, Pooh, Poppy, Potsie, Precious, Precious, Prince Charming, Princess, and Princess.   I’m featuring Pearl this week (shown below with her mom, Hilda).  I’m thinking I need to give Pearl the sweetheart treatment to make her tame.  After all, she’s Helen’s granddoe and Betty Lou’s great-granddoe and she is named after her great-great-grandmaa, Minnie Pearl.

Hilda and Pearl

Week’s Favorite:  The magnolia tree is blooming.  It doesn’t have a lot of blooms, and I’m glad I took some pictures earlier in the week. Although we didn’t get the severe weather they had west of here, we had plenty of winds to mess with the flowers.

Foot or Feet:  My Gypsy kid has dancing feet.  She’s always standing on her back feet hopping around.  Although, she doesn’t seem to think I make a good dancing partner.

Gypsy

Now it’s your turn!

Better Weather

18 Mar

After being cooped up in the barns and huddled beneath heat lamps for nearly a week, everyone is happy for a return to more springlike weather.

Spot

Bambi and Quinn

Zinnia

Gypsy, Jinx, and Johnny

Hilda with Rudy and Pearl

Queenie

It was a beautiful day out there!