South African Boer Bok

Autumn Olive Farms is a family based operation in Augusta County. We have a dual focus model with a singular commitment to the health and wellness of the land, animal and the consumer. We raise the beautiful South African Boer Bok as an environmentally sound method to combat the invasive plant species problem while producing one of the finest and healthiest meats in the world right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The combination of the worlds premier, purpose bred and standardized meat goat with the fantastic forage base of invasive species here in the Valley provides a win-win situation for the land, its owner and the consumer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bea's Spa Day...

Bea's "before" photo

This past Saturday was Bea's turn at the spa.  Bea is Mudflap's sister.  She came to us last fall and she has never had anything done to her fur. We had to wait until warm weather to give her a new look.  

She is mostly Komondor with some Great Pyrenees mixed in.  It is hard to tell from this picture, but Bea has what Clay calls "country dreadlocks."  This is what the Komodors fur is supposed to do.  The problem is that she is like a walking biohazard with those "stinking dreads."  It is quite an unpleasant experience to ride in the car with her.  

It was so surprised when I shaved her.  Under all of those nasty dreads was beautiful clean white fur!  It came off in mostly one big piece like a rug.  I could have just laid it in the chicken pen and the predators would have thought there was a dog lying in there.  Instead I tore it apart and put the dreads all around the pen. 

You will be quite surprised to see the look that Bea went for.  She wanted something different than Chloe.   Something that was "South African".....

Her "Lioness"

She was not cooperative for a photo.  She was more interested in playing.  You can still get the general idea. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chloe's Spa Day...

Chloe's before picture

Chloe says she is ready for a new look!  She is tired of all of that heavy fur weighing her down. 

We discussed it and decided what the best cut would be for her body type.  Then I got to work....

That is a lot of fur!

First she had a course cut and then a peppermint bath and massage and then her final touches.  She was then treated to a VIP golf cart ride back to her pasture. 

 She was so happy that she was "kicking up her paws!"

Chloe's glamor shot

As you can see she is very pleased with my work!  I think it is a good look for her.  She was going for a semi - poodle look with out the curls.