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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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Co-op Community and 4-H Day 2015

Sigma at Co-op

Photo credit to Co-op Country Store

June 6 was the annual Community and 4-H Day at the Co-op Country Store in Milford. It featured a barbecue, pet photos, dog nail trims, 4-H petting zoo and excellent in-store specials. Better than that, it was all free! All donations collected went to Shu-Mil 4-H Club, of which Sam is currently a member of. Continue reading

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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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