Merry Christmas From the Goats!

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Sam and Sigma

All of us here at Summer Young (goats included!) would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It’s such a festive time of year, so why not dress a goat up in a reindeer sweater and wear matching Santa hats?

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All 2015 Breedings Complete!

Ellsworth at a month oldWe now have all of our planned does bred to kid in 2015! This year we will have three does scheduled to kid, as listed in the table below. This year we will not be selling any doelings, as we are still building up our herd numbers. We will, however, be selling any bucklings that are born. All goats will be registered with the Canadian Goat Society. Please contact for pricing. Continue reading

Welcome to the Farm, Sigma!

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Tip Top Samson Sigma pictured as a 5 month old

Today we made our last goat purchase of 2014. This precious little doe’s name is Tip Top Samson Sigma, and she’s a seven month old doeling sired by Eramosa’s Samson. Continue reading

Our First 4-H “Pro Show”

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MG and Sam in the Chevon class

The Nova Scotia Provincial 4-H Show is the biggest organized 4-h show across Canada, and this year, we got to be a part of it. It was held in Bible Hill, NS, at the Provincial Exhibition grounds. This is also where the GANS Summer Classic is held every August. This show ran from Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28, 2014. To compete at Pro Show, you need to have won Champion, Reserve Champion, first and/or second place in your class at the county level exhibition on 4-H Day. Continue reading

Cupcakes For Everyone!

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Cupcake on her way home in the family station wagon.

On September 18, 2014, we welcomed a new doe to the Summer Young herd. Instead of another buck, we purchased Highlandcroft Ned Cupcake. All of us know her as Cupcake, and she’s a purebred registered 4 year old Toggenburg doe that has freshened three times. Her first offspring was actually Tip Top Cocoa Cream, or “Clover”, another one of our junior does that we got in 2013. Continue reading

Meet Peter, Our New Buck

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Ran-Cher Acres Alchemy’s Peter

Because two bucks aren’t enough, we bought another! Ran-Cher Acres Alchemy’s Peter is a very funky looking goat, but he’s a 100% purebred registered Toggenburg with lines to brag about, so he now lives with us. Continue reading

The 2014 GANS Summer Classic Open Doe Show

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Oreo and Sigma in the Dam and Daughter class

With all of the same Triple RT Farms goats from the week before, plus one, and a few Toggenburgs, we set out to our 3rd GANS Summer Classic in Bible Hill, NS. After six days straight of running back and forth to Musquodoboit for the Halifax County Exhibition, a single day show was something to look forward to. Continue reading