Journey for the Golden Fleece Fiber Creativity Certificate

I just signed up to take a new course.  Journey for the Golden Fleece Fiber Creativity Certificate.  I haven’t done any recent schooling as with the move and all been way to busy.  This course will take about 10 months to finish and will be focused on Fiber and Weaving and everything fuzzy and fun.

Majacraft Course Loom

I will get a cool new loom designed by Majacraft specially for this course and a neat coloring book as well as the 8 different Modules.

Images of the Journey Coloring Book

 

I am excited as I haven’t done anything like this for a while.  I am also worried that it might be one to many To Do things, but at least it will be an enjoyable To Do thing.

 

We get our first module on November 15th and will have 6 weeks to complete each module.  It will involve spinning and weaving and probably other fiber art things as well as reflection and thinking.  Are you going to expand your creativity and take this course?

 

 

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Broch the Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD)

Here is my Broch.

Broch perfecting his “eye”

Livestock Guardian Dog.  LGD for short.  He guards.  That is what he does.  He is super smart and here you can see that he has learned a thing or two from the border collie’s and started to perfect his “eye”.  That is eyeing up MY PLATE!!!!

 

Broch doesn’t guard outside with the goats full time any longer.  He is getting on in years and has some hip problems, but he still guards INSIDE with me.  He particularly likes to guard any rebellious Scottish Walker Short bread that looks like it might jump ship off my plate or any chocolate Biscotti.  He worked outside guarding for numerous years but he is in his retirement now.

Broch loves Charlie.  They are buddies.  If you don’t believe me, just ask Broch.  Charlie bought him a VW bus because he can’t jump up into the suburban any longer.  Is that love or what?

 

 

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Zaro’s unplanned pregnancy Quads Born Oct 11, 2013

Zaro was bred to my buck, or so I thought. Her due date would be in a month. She kidded yesterday with quads.

Kid 1. Doeling with blue eyes. $75

2 doelings and 2 bucklings. all very large and same sized. up and feeding. All my stock is registered however not knowing the daddy for certain, I cannot register the babies.

 

 

Kid 2. Buckling with brown eyes. $50

 

I will be selling them as unregistered stock in a few days as bottle babies if anyone is interested. $75 for the doelings and $50 for the bucklings.

 

 

 

 

 

Kid 3. Buckling with blue eyes. $50

 

Zaro was a FF that was doing 4 lbs a day milk. This is her second freshening and she is one of my easiest hand milkers, expresses easily and did allow a couple of bucklings to wet nurse some.

 

 

Kid 4. Doeling with brown eyes and frosted rings at base of ears. $75

 

Interested??

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Alba Ranch’s Precious

Precious

I just wanted to introduce you to Precious.
No reason.
Just thought you might like to see her. 
Have you ever seen such a set of ears on a baby Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goat?

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For Sale Page Updates

I have updated the For Sale Page. We are offering 2 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goat bucklings both from different milk lines and from First Freshened dams. I am impressed with both Dams. Both had very large bags, high and tight. Both trained to the milk stand easily and were milked both by hand and by machine.  Pedigrees for both dam and sire are listed in the animal section of this site.

Also I am offering 2 of my registered Female llamas for sale. Both are of breeding age. The older one has already given birth to one female cria. Both were selected for outstanding fiber, great breeding lines and temperament.  They are currently not bred.

I am selling some of my animals as I have not been well this last 6 weeks and due to 2 separate falls down stairs need to reduce my herd. It is possible that I may have to sell most of my animals but I am starting with these. If you do see one that is not listed for sale that you really are interested in, feel free to ask. I can not more than say no. :-) email alba@albaranch.net for more information or comment on this thread. Or visit Alba Ranch’s Face Book Page and communicate with me there.

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