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2015 Shu-Mil 4-H Achievement Day

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(left to right) Sam and Sigma; Emma and Cupcake; Charlie and Petunia in the lineup with judge Andrew Greene.

Today was Shu-Mil 4-H Club’s annual Achievement Day. It featured the members of the club and what they accomplished throughout the 4-H year, as it displayed the non-livestock and livestock projects they worked so hard on. Sam is a member of this club, and so is her younger brother, Charlie. Continue reading

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Clover’s First Freshening

Sam's LG Phone pics 231This morning we went out to the barn to find that Clover was in labour, after being two days overdue! We were able to capture the entire thing on camera, as it had just begun. Believe it or not, this is the first kidding we have been able to attend from start to finish. We usually walked in as the kid was halfway out or already born. Continue reading

Cupcake’s Bouncing Baby Boy!

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Summer Young Winter Soldier

Our first 2015 kid has hit the ground! Pictured on the left is Summer Young Winter Soldier, a stunning little single buckling out of Highlandcroft Ned Cupcake, sired by Ran-Cher Acres Alchemy’s Peter. At birth this big guy weighed in at 8 pounds and 3 ounces. His nickname is “Bucky”. Continue reading

Our First Preg Checks

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Cupcake’s ultrasound

Part of the wait is finally over! Late yesterday afternoon our local veterinarian visited with an ultrasound machine, and we had every doe checked for kids. We have never had preg checks done on our farm before, so this was an excellent learning experience.

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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