Above all, try something. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, February 25, 2011


 Seriously though, WHERE did the month of February go???
We had an absolute blast last week with a big ol' buncha music friends in town.
Some of our buds were nominated for a GRAMMY(!) a few months back and attended the awards show a couple weeks ago, just before headin' to Montana to play in a festival. Watch Video for Magic #9 (the grammy nominated tune) here! It's rad, but the videographer cut off Travis' head. Whoopsy.
In the photo above you can see members of the bluegrass bands Crooked Still(watch the latest awesome Crooked Still Video) , The Emmit-Nershi Band, and our favorites, The Infamous Stringdusters having a low-key fireside jam one evening prior to festy time. There aren't a whole lot of places we'd rather be then listening to that ruckus.
("sir can you DESCRIBE the ruckus?")
Each year Big Sky Resort throws an awesome bluegrass festival called Big Sky Big Grass. We countdown the days all winter to it, and relish in the fact that sometimes your favorite things (in our case, skiing and bluegrass) CAN collide. What could be better?
Not too much I'll tell you what.
 Above from left to right: Aoife O'Donovan from Crooked Still, Chris Pandolfi (www.chrispandolfi.com) from The Infamous Stringdusters, and Bill Nershi from The Emmit-Nershi band.
Aoife (pronounced EEF-ah) and I had some great 'maiden' time skiing together, while Chris ("Panda") and Ed tore up the more gnarly terrain together along with Travis Book, also from the Duster crew, and Corey Dimario from Crooked Still.
Overall we had some awesome snows, killer shows, and made ALOT of great memories!
 So...recently I have noticed a bit of 'growth' in my nubian goats!
If you remember to November, we had sent our three does off to Farm 51 in Bozeman for 'dating' purposes.
Having a 5 month gestation period, our girls could start kidding in about 4-5 weeks!
Runty, the spotted mini girl on the right above is one of our potential mamas.
I really cannot imagine her fitting a kid inside of that tiny body of hers, but only time will tell.
 Janet, as you can see above, has most definitely started to show! I wonder if that means she has more than one kid inside of her!? She is my most social doe, and I hope she has at least one little girl, or doeling, for us to keep. Her shape is fantastic with wide hips and perfect proportion, making her an ideal candidate for some gorgeous Nubian kids.
 Wild Child, above, my veteran doe, has not yet started to show. This comes as no surprise to me, however, as she is much larger than the other two does. She will be the one to show the others the ropes, as she has already experienced the miracle of life last spring when she gave birth to Cheap Trick, our token wether.
Well....I suppose only time will tell as to who is carrying baby goats inside of her and I will try to keep on with the pictures of their growth over the month of March.
We are about to place a large 'kidding order' with our favorite goat dairying supply company: Hoegger Dairy Goat Supply.
As the supplies roll in, I will be sure to detail the things that we order, why, and how they are used in the kidding processes.
Meanwhile, you get yourselves ready for some cute kids to arrive!
A parting shot foreshadows to some new Infamous Stringduster action.
Stay tuned.

Hugs and hay in your pockets~ The Coyles

1 comment:

  1. All of the girls look prego to me, but I'm goat-ignorant! You guys look like you had a great time in Big Sky.