Thursday, October 22, 2009

What a dreary, cold, wet day! They said it was going to be raining today and tomorrow, but I sure was hoping they were wrong again. On a brighter note, all the girls are bred except one. She's a second year milker, and we're anxiously waiting for her. Beginning to wonder though! All of our available doelings are now sold. That leaves us with three for replacements for next year.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thank you!!!

We at Northern Prairie Chevre want to thank everyone that came out to our open house yesterday!!! What a day it was!! We were very concerned with the weather first thing in the morning, but it couldn't have been a more beautiful day!!!

It's so rewarding to us to be able to share our little bit of country with you all. We have so many guests go to the barns to visit the girls and babies that also visit with Gary and Wendy while out there. They enjoy showing how loving our girls/babies are and sharing what information we can about how we raise our herd. They all mean so much to us.

Thank you also to all our vendors who give up their Sunday afternoons to come out and talk to our customers about their products as well as give samples. It means a lot to us. And, Milton, your burgers are DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! And we appreciate everyone that comes into our store to help make us successful in what we do! We appreciate all of you who come month after month to see us and the many new faces we see each month as well!!!

We hope everyone enjoyed the singing of Beth and Rick. I specifically asked them to come because I LOVE listening to them at the DSM Farmer's Market. As busy as we were in the store though, I didn't get out to listen to them until 4:20 - and they were just getting everything put away!!! Bummer!!!!!!!! Next time!

I have to share a little story about one of the animals you never get to see out here and that's one of the bucks - Dante. Dante LOVES balls, and I do mean LOVES. He has a basketball and a smaller child's soccer ball. When he has them in his pen, he pushes them with his head and talks to them. Now that it's close to rut season, he's very amorously talking to the ball - tongue going a mile a minute like he's trying to entice one of the girls. What a hoot to watch!

Until next time... Kathy

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Next Open House

Wow! This one snuck up on me! Our next open house with Prairieland Herbs, Picket Fence Creamery and Flowers by Donna Jean is Sunday, August 16 from noon to 5.

This month we'll have the band RBJ. They sing the oldies and I absolutely LOVE them!

Karla from KG Photography will also be available to take pictures of you and or your family. Or, if you'd like them taken with "our kids", she's willing to try that too. Getting "our kids" to hold still might be a whole other story, but... She is VERY REASONABLY priced and takes GREAT photos. Purchase $20 worth of merchandise from Miss Tillie's and you can put your name in for a drawing for a free 8x10 and sitting.

Milton Sheeder is planning to have BBQ Beef sandwiches - yum!

Louise will be drawing pictures that may go on some of her note cards for Chicken Chat. She's amazing to watch.

Snus Hill Winery and Jasper Winery will both be sampling their award winning wines. Be sure to check them out.

Mary will have classes on hooping and hoops available to use and for sale.

Cyd's Catering will have some appetizers for sale in our cooler!! They're delicious!

Of course, Gary will have tours of the barn and introduce you to the girls and Honeybump. Ask him to show you how Punky gives kisses!

The babies are growing by leaps and bounds. You won't believe how much they've grown.

Be sure to drop in the store to say hi and taste the samples on the table!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

We're Done!!!!!!!!

Much to little Max and Jasper's dismay, yesterday was the last bottle!!!!!! Five months of bottle feeding is a whippin'!

It all started off very calmly (well as calm as it can be in a pen full of kids!) until I started walking out without giving them a bottle this morning. Jasper is the loudest and made no bones about letting me know he wasn't happy!! Hopefully they've calmed down by tonight. Gotta' love 'em!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Open House

Well, the weather didn't cooperate with us entirely, but we still had a good turnout overall. Unfortunately, the entertainment we had scheduled wasn't able to perform because of the rain, but we're trying to get them set up for our October 18 open house. The Onion Creek Cloggers and Band will have a meeting next Sunday during practice to see who all is available and will let us know! Keep your fingers crossed!

We had two boys in particular that fell in love with the kids for the second year in a row. One of them is from Florida and is here on vacation with his family. Last year they fell in love with Skipper. This year it was Max and Jasper. They were very enthusiastic and would've taken them home if they could!!! Of course, OUR kids just ate up all the attention they got!!

If you didn't make it out yesterday, I hope you'll make it for our next open house. Be watching for details.

We had two little girls leave us yesterday and went to Long Grove, Iowa over by Davenport. Delia and Tatiana will become 4-H projects for a couple of young people. My gosh, only two left, but the barn seemed so much emptier!! I know they'll be well taken care of and that helps so much!

A GREAT BIG thank you to my aunt, Pam and Wendy's brother, Gary, for all the help they give us during our open houses. We couldn't do it without them!

July 13, 2009

I'm DELIGHTED to say that Rosco is back home with mom and dad!!! They got a call from someone over by Polk City (several miles away from where he was lost) that he had just come into their yard. They went over immediately and Rosco was thrilled to see them. I'm told he's a little thin, but seems healthy otherwise. He's getting checked out by their vet tonight.

Thank you to everyone who kept an eye open for this special little guy! Kathy

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We need your help!

Some good friends of ours lost their dog July 4 during the fireworks. Rosco was lost near Highway 210 west of Slater, Iowa. He's a Blue Heeler mix, shy, but a real lover. "Mom and Dad" are desperate to get him back and have been looking for him every day. If you find Rosco, please call Luke at 515-201-7171 or Lana at 515-669-1160.
Thank you so much for your help! Kathy