Saturday, May 17, 2014

One Proud Boy

The day that our oldest has awaited for what seems so long, finally arrived a while back. You see, Dillon worked all last summer earning money and made payments towards his very first kiko goat. He's been after his daddy to let him buy one for some time. Shane finally made a deal with him and all we've heard about is how he is going to have a herd better than ours. Dillon is just a tad bit competitive.  He sees how much goes into selecting good breeding stock to work towards improving your goat herd, and he's up for the challenge!  

He chose to breed his doe to Pistol Pete.  Of course, the first thing he said was that "The kids will be colored if Pistol Pete is the daddy."  We've tried to stress the importance of not getting caught up in breeding just for color.  He understands, but what can I say......the more colorful goats are eye catching.  However, I don't care to have a pasture full of beautifully colored goats that can't manage to take care of themselves. 

Anyways, the day finally came that his doe kidded.  She had twin girls.  He was so ecstatic! He did all of the routine checks with his goat and kids.  He weighed and tagged the kids and has begun the adventure of being a goat rancher.  It's so fulfilling to see your children learn such valuable life lessons!  

Getting the weight

Putting in the ear tag

Weighing the other


Can you tell he is one proud boy?  And I couldn't be a more proud mama of that boy!

4 comments:

  1. What an awsome way to ensure a farming future. I love to see kids reaping the rewards of the farm, not just working on the family farm. To many kids grow up and see other opportunities as "easier" and leave the farm life behind because they become invested in the farm. What a blessing for your family!
    Thanks for posting.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment! I truly do appreciate it. We really do hope to provide a way for our children to hopefully gain experience here and want to continue with the family farm. What a blessing that would be! Again, thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Julie in CaliforniaMay 19, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    You guys so rock!

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    1. Awe, thank you Julie in California :)

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