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New Additions: Magnum Opus

New Additions: Magnum Opus

A few weeks ago while Lotus, Lia, and Minnie were all on imminent kidding watch, we brought a new junior herd sire to the farm. I admit that I have been epically remiss in introducing everyone to this new fine fellow, but between spring schedules, and wrapping up...
Bouncing Back Into Spring – Part II

Bouncing Back Into Spring – Part II

Last night Curbstone Valley Mariposa Lily presented us with triplets! Two doelings, and a buckling, bringing us to a total of 6 does, and 6 bucks, for the season. A 50:50 buck to doe ratio? I’m happy with that! Lily was bred to Castle Rock Abraham Darby back in...
New Additions: Neve Ice

New Additions: Neve Ice

It’s now officially the first day of spring, and a perfect time to introduce you to the newest addition to the farm. Meet Castle Rock Neve Ice. Neve or Névé (pronounced nei-vei): Also called Firn. A snowfield at the head of a glacier that becomes transformed...
Spring Kids: The Goats Meet ‘Gulliver’

Spring Kids: The Goats Meet ‘Gulliver’

A couple of weeks ago we finally received more than five inches of rainfall, which helped to green up the goat pasture considerably. Suddenly though, the temperatures soared into the low 80’s over the weekend, which was a perfect opportunity for all of the goat...
Bouncing Back Into Spring – Part I

Bouncing Back Into Spring – Part I

Since the middle of last week sleep has become a rare commodity on the farm, as our 2014 kidding season has officially begun! By late in her pregnancy Castle Rock Royalia was looking like she was going to burst. Lia is the longest bodied doe in our herd, and until the...