Sunday, May 13, 2007

Interested in goat shows?

Show season has started so trying to get a hold of us on any given weekend will be tough at best. If you are interested in goats, want to know more about showing them, milking them or just want to hang out with us, check out the website for the most up to date information on goat shows in Northern California. The weekend of May 19-20 we will be in Placerville and Memorial Day weekend at the REDGA show in Santa Rosa.

Early Spring good for garden

With the longer days we are enjoying it's been really nice to see the garden and the trees around the property looking good. The almond trees have a bumper crop of nuts, biggest we have seen yet, the apple trees are happy with no pests or infestations to deal with, and the vegi-garden has really come around. We planted 140 strawberry plants Feb. of last year and we had a small crop of fruit. This year with the runner plants filling in the open spots the strawberries are coming out of our ears! The garlic plants are looking really good and the tomotoes received new 5 foot tall cages to stretch into. Pics will be posted this week.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

New kids on the farm

It's been a busy week for the stork making deliveries to the barn. "Mootza" had twins mid-last week with a boy and girl. Then yesterday, "Sunsprite" decided to kid early with triplets, 1 boy and 2 girls. Yeaaaa! Of course not to be out done by her sister "Mootza", "Rella" kidded today with twin boys. Yes, you are not seeing things they are named MootzaRella like the cheese. All mommies are doing fine, kidding was pretty easy and we won't have more new kids for another 3 weeks.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

First goat show of the year!!!!

We just came back from Plymouth, CA. after enjoying 2 goat shows put on by the local goat club. We only took four girls but the results couldn't have been better. Sarah showed (Lost Valley Infinity) in both of the shows and won Grand Champion Sr. Doe both times! So now she is a pending ARMCH (Advanced Registry Master Champion) making our herd just that much better. Also of note, Shelly Young of Sly Farms Nigerians took one of our girls she bought last year, Castle Rock MB Lullaby, into the ring and won Jr. Grand Champion Doe. All and all not a bad weekend for Castle Rock Farm.