Hullaballoo. This is the multiplier farm project which was launched that day. The weather was really insane. It was hot the first time I got there, then it rained during the middle of the program, and then it got hot again, then rained again, and then warm again. What a day.
Spotting Peter. There he goes at the back still trying to make sense of what is going on. :-)
Spotted does. A doe is a female goat. A buck is an adult male goat. Kid is a young goat. Chevon is the goat's meat. Anglo Nubian is a goat breed for meat. Alpine is a goat breed for milk. There goes my Goat 101. I need to learn more. They have what they call as F1, F2, and F3...and they are not for racing. These are upgraded goat breeds.
A young farmer. Arnold, 30 is managing his 13-hectare land. Aside from raising goats, he also plants veggies and rice, has a little fish pond at the back, and raises cattle and poultry on the side. You'll never get hungry in his farm.
We've visited at least 6 goat farms in different sites of Pangasinan wherein our farmer-partners are located. Two days of nothing but goats got me all fed up. Our project is on enhancing goat breeds. The first time I stepped into the farm, I can't even recognize what is native from a pure breed; what kind of goats are raised for meat and what are for dairy. I did learn a lot from this visit. Although after rubbing elbows with at least a hundred herds, I don't feel like seeing some more of them for at least a few days. Meeeh!