I just wanted to give you all an update. I usually check in daily, but I have not been posting as much lately, and for that I am sorry..... but I always check to see who is kidding and what you all are up to. So for the latest news. I am still waiting on my first registered kids to be born. It was an accidental breeding before I bought Ginger - but it is all good. They should be very colorful kids. She is uddering up - but at my friends (who I bought her from) until kidding as we don't know when she was bred for sure so we were hesitant to move her. I have 1 pygmy due the beginning of July 2 registered does beginning of August 2 Boer x does in August 1 pygmy due late august early sept 1 registered doe due early sept THEN - oh gosh - here is the latest. I sold the colt that was born in April - so he will be weened no later then the end of September then he is going to Montana, BUT we got into Barbados sheep also. I am not sure how many of you all know but my husband was diagnosed last January (07) with Diabetes. He is 39 years old and his blood sugar was above 500 (should be at 100). Anyway they tried to put him on insulin and oral meds, which the insulin lasted all of about 2 months. He was not happy with giving himself injections. So we got him to a "good" doctor once we had insurance (july 07) and have him off of the insulin and on 2 different types of oral meds. In turn he is also on heart meds for high blood pressure, meds for high tryglicerides (sp), and another med that I can't think of off hand. We started to notice a difference when we changed his diet to almost no carbs/sugar, lots of protien and veggies and then oral meds - but not quite exactly where we would like it. So then we started looking at organic meat with no preservatives or antibiotics. Well this helped like you would not believe - put the price is rediculous in the stores. So we decided to "raise" our own meat. So we bought a couple Boer/dairy cross does and a boer buck for meat kids. Now we also bought a small herd of Barbados sheep. We have our lead Ram, 5 breeder ewes and 2-6 month old rams (which will be used for the first meat). We are hoping to get a couple calves in the fall for beef. We are also hoping to get our chicken coup built shortly for fresh eggs and possibly a pig. I am actually quite excited about all of this - but there is alot of work to be done! I will keep you posted!