Summer time is Show Time at Kara Kahl Farm!

CH (pending) Kara-Kahl PGL Arugula finished her championship at the Tri-State Classic in June.
CH (pending) Kara-Kahl PGL Arugula finished her championship at the Tri-State Classic in June.

The summer months are a busy time at Kara Kahl Farm.  Our barn is full of kids and milkers, and the the huge garden is bursting with flowers.  It’s been a productive time.  We’ve also managed to get to two shows so far in 2015, and have enjoyed the competition and friendship of our friends and fellow breeders at these early shows.

CH (pending) Legendairy Chip's Rhubyiat finished her championship early in the season the the WDGA Club Show.
CH (pending) Legendairy Chip’s Rhubyiat finished her championship early in the season at the the WDGA Club Show.
CH Legendairy Sausy Rhomance is building an outstanding 2015 show record, having gone Best of Breed 6 times and Best in Show twice.
CH Legendairy Sausy Rhomance is building a stellar 2015 show record, having gone Best of Breed 6 times and Best in Show twice.
Kara-Kahl Sid Xylem is so far undefeated as a milking yearling in the four times she's been shown in 2015.
Kara-Kahl Sid Xylem is so far undefeated as a milking yearling in the four times she’s been shown in 2015.

Shows are a wonderful opportunity to socialize, but they are also a valuable exercise in herd and breeding program evaluation.  As much as we like to do well in the show ring, we also enjoy seeing how our competitors have fared over the winter and spring months.  We are all in the business of breeding beautiful animals and look to each other for inspiration in improving our respective breeds.

In addition to the club shows we’ve attended early this summer, look for us and our goats at the 2015 Olmsted County Fair in Rochester, Minnesota, the 2015 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in mid-August, the 2015 Minnesota State Fair over Labor Day Weekend, and the annual Bluff Country Classic in Caledonia, Minnesota in mid-September.  If you are interested in visiting with us or purchasing stock or semen, we are usually able to deliver animals or bring our tank to these events.  Happy summer everyone and good luck at the summer shows!