Hey everyone! I know you all haven't heard from me in months. I've just had a lot going on with my goaties on top of my already crazy life. No one ever told me high school keeps you so busy. LOL. I'll try to give you a little update. Around August, about a week after I lost one of my little bucks, AJ, my wether Lone Star past away to enterotoximia. I was there, and watched everything completely helpless, he died within a matter of min. of being a little sick. For those that don't remember, Lone Star was my baby. Sure, all my goaties are, but I loved having him becuase he had no other purpose but to be my buddy. And he always was. He shouldn't have died that day. I felt like it was my fault for not giving the kids their shots. That was the main reason why I hadn't been on GW even before it went down. I just couldn't deal with all the reminders, I suppose I was just hurting to bad. :cry: Soon after I sold all of the bucklings, which dropped my herd down to 8. As much as I miss them, it has made the goats so much easier for me to deal with. Then, Emily got cocci. She was BAD sick, I really thought was going to lose her. I caught is fast enough though, and was starting feel a little better by day 5 of the stuff. Sulmet and Vitamin Electrolyte powder saved her. She lost so much weight though. It took her a month to start looking a little healthier. Cocci is rough, and it isn't just a kid sickness like most people think. She is back to normal now though. I'm pretty proud of her. Cow show season started up for us, and we have had tons of shows. My girls have all done extremely well. Thursday was our last show of the season. My dairy judging team placed 1st at the state fair proving once again that we really are the state champs! So Alabama's team is headed to Nationals in Kentucky Nov. 2! I am so excited. I will be in prescence of the top judges and cattle from all over the country!! It is a once in a life time chance! I'll try to get some pictures up from the shows. Last week was my first goat show at our county fair. I had so much fun, and I honestly think my goaties enjoyed it as well. I took first place showmanship with the lovley Glitz. We placed first and sceond in the classes. Oh, and one last thing Daddy built me a new hay feeder! LOL, ok, so now you've been updated on the Red Gate nubians! I'll post some pics soon. I'm glad to be back!