We had another fantastic day at the Rare & Traditional Breeds show on Sunday! The show takes place each year at the Weald & Downland Museum in Sussex, and it’s the perfect outing for anyone who loves rare breed animals and rural life. Last year we took our youngest kid Sorrel to the show, and this year we took Sorrel (now grown up!) with her two male kids Hops and Burdock.
It was also a great opportunity to catch up with our fellow members of the English Goat Breeders’ Association, dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the English goat breed. English goats are a rare breed in Britain, and we are lucky enough to have six of them at the farm where I work. They are a great dual purpose breed for milk and meat (although we don’t eat ours!), so if you’re interested in introducing a goat to your family or smallholding, this breed is a great choice.
We also bought a brand new Manx Loaghtan ram to refresh our flock! He’s a pedigree yearling called Norman, and is very handsome. Sorrel and Burdock each won 3rd prize in their categories, although Hops was a bit naughty and won 4th. Nevertheless, I am proud of them all and look forward to another lovely day next year!