Sunday, August 9, 2009

Busy busy busy...

August already??? Where does all of that time go?? We have been building more pastures and adding a few more animals along the way. In the the fall we will be adding 8 lambing pens and other things I am sure.
Last weekend I drove to Texas to look at some Angora Goats and I met a wonderful couple Mea & Roman Stone in Keller. I almost thought I would not make it because I woke up Saturday VERY sick and queasy. I did not want to turn back so I pushed forward once I was feeling better at the Hotel. I made it to the house around 3:00pm and and wandered around like a Kid in a Candy Store (pardon the pun)...








Roman is an amazing cook and we had Prime Rib the first night I was there...I was VERY spoilt! Yummy Broccoli & Cheese and Chicken links the next night...I could have moved in! Mea taught me how to Spin Mohair from Cloud, it was all new to me and I was quite surprised at how easy it was. I really want to go back to Texas to visit Mea & Roman and possibly see some of Texas too. I did pick out two beautiful Bucks to bring home Nook Comet and Joshua. They were so well looked after it might be hard to do as awesome of a job Mea has done with them but we will do our best. Here they are....








Since the boys have been here I have been reading the book The Angora Goat written by Stephanie & Allison Mitcham. I highly recommend this read if you want to have some Angora Goats or if you already have them. Mea gave this book to me and gives it to each person who buys a Goat from her. I think that is a great tradition that should be passed along, how very thoughtful and it helps people like us get on the right foot.
Well, today we are building another Goat Shelter and continuing on to the Fall where Breeding is right around the corner...so much to do but we enjoy every minute.

3 comments:

Claire said...

Wow, those are among the most handsome angora goats I've ever seen, and such colours in their fleeces! Absolutely beautiful. I am definitely green with envy! Lucky you to have such a great pair of new goats!

Michelle said...

Hi there, fellow Shetland breeder here who followed a link on Corinne's blog. Nice to make your blog-quaintance; congrats on the new ram!

Jackie said...

The animals are beautiful! I sold my goats. Did not want to carry them through the winter. I have some new baby ducks, though. I enjoyed your blog! Keep up the good work.