About Blossom Thyme!
Blossom-Thyme Dairy Goats began in 1994 when we purchased two Nubian kids, a doe (Buttercup) and a wether (Pepsi). They were not bought with the intention of showing, but rather for brush control and companionship for a lonely horse.
In the fall of 1994 Kayla joined a 4-H club. The club's leader Lisa Gardner (Whisper'N'Pines), a well known breeder of Toggenburgs, was an inspiration to her and that's how our story began. Kayla purchased her first Toggenburg doe in the summer of 1995, although she was bred by a fellow club member, she contained Whisper'N'Pines bloodlines. Fuchsia, a "Jaguar" daughter, earned her GCH and a LA score of 90 and served as Kayla's showmanship doe for 9 years. They attended several ADGA Nationals along the way, placing 2nd as a team in Iowa in 2003. Fuchsia was retired in the Fall of 2005 and sadly crossed over the "Rainbow bridge" at the age of 15, in 2010. Kayla sold her Togg herd in the fall of 2005, as she headed off to college, attending the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.
Kim joined in and took over the Nubian herd after Kayla switched to the Toggs. When the show string grew larger, I (Judy) joined in (in whites), and was hooked. However, as with many herds the kids (2 legged) grow up and move on. As I said before, I am hooked and will continue on showing the herd joining the "moms without kids club," (I know I'm not alone). I enjoy the time, however, when the girls and now also the grandson "Carson" are able to come and help at home and at the shows.
Our Nubian bloodlines today consist mainly of Lassenwood, Kastdemur, Copper-Hill, Remuda and My-Enchanted-Acres. With the use of Artificial Insemination (AI) we have been able to add in Wingwood Farm, J&R Spirit's and M's Sagebrush, and will continue to add new genetics through the use of AI.
We have participated in DHIR and Linear Appraisal programs since 1998 and are ADGA PLUS members.
Our whole herd is currently G6S normal by testing or parentage. We will continue to test as needed for unknown status of sires are used live or via AI.
We attended the 2005 ADGA National Show in Spokane Washington. Kim participated in the Sr. Showmanship class and placed 4th, she also received Nubian Premier Youth Exhibitor and was part of the 3rd place Fitting Team that was made up of our Cloverleaf 4-H Club. We had a Jr. Nubian Kid who placed 7th in her class, we had two Intermediate kids who placed 18th and 21st, a Senior kid who placed 15th, our milking yearling placed 18th, our two 2yr. olds placed 5th with a 2nd place udder, and the other 11th, our 3yr. old milker placed 13th, 4yr. old milker placed 12th, 5yr. old milker placed 16th. We were very happy with our placings with such tough competition from across the Country.
2007 ADGA National Show in Gillette, Wyoming placings: 4th place Jr. kid, 1st place Int. kid, 3rd & 5th place Jr. yearling, 8th place dry yearling, 6th place Best 3 Jrs., 12th place Jr. Get of Sire "Zen", In the Sr. division we had 12th & 15th place 3 yr. olds, 3rd, 14th & 19th place 4 yr. olds, 14th & 18th place 5&6 yr. olds, 8th place Best 3 Sr. does, 5th & 7th place Dam & Daughter, 6th place Sr. Get of Sire "Zen". "Zen" was also awarded "2007 ADGA National Premier Sire".
2009 ADGA National Show in Sacramento, Calif. placings: 18th place Int. kid, 14th place Best 3 Jr. Does, 8th Place Jr. Get of Sire "Ozzie", 18th & 19th yearling milker, 3rd & 20th place 3 yr. olds, 3rd w/1st udder, 8th & 19th place 4 yr. olds, 10th, 14th & 21st place 5&6 yr. olds, 8th place Dairy Herd, 4th Best 3 Sr. Does, and 2nd place Sr. Get of Sire "Zen".
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