Though our temperatures have dropped and we have added some tank heaters and more hay to the animals' diets, we are, thus far, having a mild winter. Many times though that all changes shortly after the first of the year so . . . We hope that your holidays are all that you would like them to be. As our children get older it is less about parades and gifts and the like and more about just enjoying being together and of course anticipating kidding and show season!
Greetings one and all! Seems we will be having a wet, and at the moment, foggy day. Once the fog burns off, we will enjoy the last of mother nature's golden splendor. This year we have been so blessed - from new friends, to show wins, healthy family and animals, etc. and hope that all of you are feeling blessed as well.We have wrapped up breeding - our new junior herdsire was not quite ready to work this fall so we only exposed four does to the senior boy - we will be taking verbal reservations for Sable and Sable/Lamancha crosses after the first of the year with kids arriving beginning late March and into April.Have a great day and as the saying goes - "gobble til ya wobble" and if the Black Friday rush is your game - have fun and be safe!
As you can see we have been busy this fall revamping our website and we wanted to share this beautiful photo that our neighbor Kathy D. took of the butte from the end of our road this spring. We enjoyed beautiful weather up through Halloween - now the rain is coming and going and the butte will soon be snowcapped.Breeding season got off to kind of a late start here. Our new Sable junior herdsire still has a bit to learn so we used our older boy again this fall on the mature does - he sure has produced some nice, nice kids, so we didn't hesitate.We didn't get as many projects accomplished as we had hoped but there is always next year right? Speaking of next year - it will be our 20th anniversary and we have our thinking caps on to come up with some fun things to do to celebrate - so stay tuned!!
2023 has just left us breathless! Sable breeders really pulled it together to keep our breed eligible for future ADGA National Shows! As Nationals returned to the western states, I made the trip to Redmond, Oregon with one senior doe and four junior does. I met up and spent the week with good friends Kim and Danny Moore of Thunder Ridge Nubians. Sables and Lamanchas kicked off the National show with junior doe shows. The three doe kids showed well placing top ten in their class. The senior yearling was second in her class and I was absolutely thrilled to be standing in the Championship lineup! My heart may or may not have skipped a beat when Cherry Butte NHG Fashionista was named the 2023 ADGA Reserve National Champion Junior Sable Doe! The most thrilling part of the win was doing it with a doe that we bred and raised, fit and walked around the ring. She is back to enjoying herself - wandering from field to filed, frolicing in the dirt and picking on her little sisters - oh - and she just spent a few days with our junior herdsire - an AI grandson of two-time National Champion Grande Ronde AC Chocolate Chip - stay tuned . . .