Editorial aside: With Cookie now up front, the 2009 breeding season is put to closure (it's been over for a while, but accidents can happen) and the division of boys and girls is complete. I would like to point out that, for this year, the only fence failure on the books was one that allowed the baby boys to have access to Mona and Dahlia. This was well after Jared had enjoyed their company for weeks. I'm quite content with the distribution of risk this time around. Huzzah!
On Sunday, I stopped off in Fairfax for lunch with Q_Goat and D_Muse, and then the three of us went up to Mt. Airy, MD to pick up my new goat Talla. She is a redhead with both red and black genetics from Gypsy Ridge Farm in Ohio. She has never been sheared, so is a combination hairball and haystack at the moment. I am hoping to take scissors to her tonight to start the process of removing said layer of maybe? kid mohair off of her while leaving her with enough fleece to make shearing in late January a reasonable proposition.
Other related accomplishments include: distributing mixed pasture seed for winter re-seeding, and pooper-scooping. I still have LOTS and LOTS of camelid poop to pick up, but every bit counts for less grass buried next spring.