Our first magazine of 2013 and I hope that all of your
kidding experiences have been or will be successful.
Some of you, I know, have planned to kid later. The
weather will be kinder to you then and the grass
growing, possibly with sunshine!
In my last ‘Thoughts’ I asked for any good tips around
animal husbandry but none have followed. Are you all too
busy to write and share your good tips with other
I have just returned from another trip to The Gambia and
the ducks that I mentioned, previously, have gone. I
think two-legged thieves are the culprits as call ducks
are ‘fancy’ birds, likely to have a good market out
there! I will keep to my cross-bred bantams........
At our AGM I said that our goat club is a success and it
IS compared with others, so I do ask you to support us
and the committee. Likewise with the shows- many are
closing the goat sections due to lack of support and the
phrase comes to mind “use it or lose it”. I know that
many of our members do not show their goats and you are
just as important to us as those that do. Please do
write and say how we can get you involved.
This year we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, since the
club began, so there will be golden rosettes at our
shows. I will miss not being able to win one.......
unless I can borrow a goat to show !! These rosettes
will be so special.