Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter Carnival will be going to the GOATS!

The weather looks decent for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade on Saturday, February 8 at 1pm. The Adirondack Goat Club will be marching in the parade with goats, sheep, horses, and maybe a llama! Everyone is welcome to march with us (even if you don't bring an animal). We will be meeting in the Aubuchon parking lot at 12-12:30pm and then heading to our spot in the parade line-up at 12:30pm. The parade starts at 1pm and marches down Main St. to the Town Hall. Please come and march with us or at least come and cheer us on as we march by!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

4H Small Ruminant Presentations - Open To the Public!

Fantastic 4H Winter Horse Symposium! January 25, North Star Industries Building, Malone, 9:30-2:00 FREE to 4H members and families. 2 Vets- The Importance of Equine Dental Care and Recognizing an Emergency. 2 Judges/Trainers- Bits:Their History, uses, fitting. 2 Equine Nutritionists- Equine Nutrition and Nutrition for the Senior or "Problem" Horse. Plus many activities for the younger members! Make Your Own Sundaes donated from Stewarts! Open to all surrounding counties and the public. Bring a friend! — with Pat Banker. (Donations accepted from "The Public"...)
4H Small Ruminant (Goat, Alpaca, etc) session at the January 25 Winter Horse Symposium! Free-Small Ruminant Health Care, Feeding and General Care for New Owners to old pros. Rose Bartiss will give two presentations - 1st: Tips for Goat Keeping. 2nd: Breeding, Kidding, and Milking. 9:30-Noon. Message Pat Banker to register. Open to the public and all 4H members and families. Pre-registration required!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Goats on Parade!

The Adirondack Goat Club would like to put together a float for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade on February 8, 2014. The parade starts at 1pm and goes through downtown Saranac Lake. The theme of Winter Carnival this year is "Celtic Carnival". Parade floats can win prizes and are judged on theme, music, choreography, costumes, decoration, creativity, and uniqueness. The deadline to apply for a float in the parade is February 5th.

The picture above is from the 2010 Winter Carnival Parade. My goat Martha enjoyed being in the parade and wasn't scared of the crowd, the noise, or the craziness. She loved it! People love seeing animals in the parade and I think a Goat Club float would be a lot of fun. If you are interested in joining the ADK Goat Club float group, please contact me (Rose Bartiss).