Meet Oak Tree Meadows Maple. Her breeder had pens next to ours at the Oregon State fair and I asked if she might have any dry yearlings available. She only had this one, who just happens to have been born on Bekah's birthday last year.
We went up to Molalla to check her out today and I must say pictures just do not do her justice. She is a beautiful girl with a great deal of Tupence in her pedigree and we are looking forward to breeding her to Mojo this fall. And of course Bekah is thrilled to have a "birthday buddy".
We were gone on vacation last week and Choc-o-latte apparently missed Bekah just as much as Bekah was missing her. Latte has been jealous of Bekah's attention and this afternoon apparently decided to take drastic measures when Bekah's attention wandered. (We do not normally allow our goats to chew on u
The Oregon State Fair is an ADGA sanctioned show and this year's judge was Carrie Kahle. In my previous post I mentioned that this was the first time showing for humans and goats and that I didn't have high expectations given the obstacles we faced just prior to fair time.
The goats behaved reasonably well in the show ring with our highest placing being a second for Rita in her class. The competition was very lovely and the doe that placed first went on to win grand champion. So overall I was pleased with Rita.
Choc-o-latte and Itty-Bitty place 6th & 8th respectively in their class and Rita & Choc-o-latte placed 5th in Produce of Dam. My 7 year old daughter who was showing Choc-o-latte was so excited that her baby had finally gotten a ribbon that she wasn't about to give any of the credit to Rita. :)
It was an interesting and educational experience and I couldn't have done it without the help of my friend Sarah of Mac's Rainbow getting the does tattooed for me when I was sick/injured and helping with the clipping. And of course a big thanks to Dorothy and Bekah for helping at the show.