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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
Remember Constantine-goat? He's wearing a champion fleece. 
1st-Sep-2012 11:03 pm
Justin-goat
I don't remember if I mentioned it earlier, but thought it might be nice to share: Constantine-goat, who is now two years old (born on 3/2/12), took grand champion for best fleece this summer at the 4-H show in Charlottesville. Orange. Something like that. In any case, the notable part about this is that he beat out a field of white angoras. Duuuuude. My big baby-turned-runt has turned into the fiber-producing champion of central Virginia.

While I'm a very surprised at the mixed-field champion ranking, I'm not shocked that he did well within his group because Constantine's mother Mona and aunt Dahlia both placed very well when they competed.
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2nd-Sep-2012 05:45 am (UTC)
Damn. I just got started combing the bit of his fleece I got last time, and was already thinking about buying more. No chance for more, right? ;-)

(BTW, the cries from the paddocks on Thursday were just heart rending AND hilarious. "Hey, two legged creature!!! I'M STARVING! FEEEEEEEED USSSSSSSSSSSSS!")
2nd-Sep-2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
I could put you in touch with his owner if you want to ask about fleece...

Yeah, they really just wanted attention. Rex is big on the pettings.
2nd-Sep-2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
Well, I got "Don't pet any animal without it's owner there!" hammered into my brain as a kid. Its first a safety issue, and second common courtesy. Although, I'm sure my mother meant dogs and cats, and not adorable baby goats! BTW, Did I mention that your bags o' fluff were sucessfully delivered?

Naw, I'll just wait for the next time your shearer comes around. I can be patient!
3rd-Sep-2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for playing delivery-person! Do let me know when you want yarn. I'm happy to pay up in whatever color I've got.
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