While most of our does and bucks have moved on to great homes, there will unfortunately be those that leave us heart broken. 

Castle Rock Sarandipity

Just before kidding

Sire: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon S
(Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce +
S x MCH-SGCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2D )
Dam: Castle Rock Saranade 2
M 2D
(Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay ++
S ++B x ARMCH-GCH-PGCH Esperanza WS Sara 1
M *D’VG’ VEVV 88)

We unexpectedly loss Sarandipity in September of 2014. Through no fault of our own, she had an abnormal amount of pressure and fluid surrounding her brain, causing a series of seizures one afternoon while being treated at UC Davis. We are thankful her passing was swift and we could not be more impressed with Christy Balcomb and her team. We will miss her presence but appreciate her spirit on our farm.

CRF Castle Rock Scarlet Flax 2M 2D AR2462 

2nd Freshening Picture Courtesy of Castle Rock Farm – 7th Freshening Udder Shown

DOB 4/1/8 height 20 1/2″ at 2 years

2010 LA:++VV 86
2012 LA:V+EE 88

2015 LA: VEEE 90  | 7 year old, 7th freshener

Sire: SG Fairlea Barnaby Rudge S
(Rosasharns Julius *S x ARMCH Fairlea Gretchen 2D E)
Dam: ARMCH/CH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *D’VG’
(MCH/PGCH Ponders End MTB Wall Street x Esperanza ZZ Sedona Snowstorm)

Scarlet has really flat bone, a tight front end assembly, strong pasterns, angularity and an exceptionally wide rump. She is smoothly blended, and is very level while on the move. Even though she could be a bit longer, it hasn’t held her back. Talk about body depth and capacity, this repeat mother of quads became known as “Big Momma”. She dam raised her 2nd set of quads in 2014 and easily exceeded their nutritional needs. In 2010 Scarlet scored a 40 on rear udder height on linear appraisal, while also scoring very well on dairyness, udder depth, and foreudder attachment. She is extremely nurturing and patient with her kids. We were elated when her score increased as a 7th freshener, Scarlet embodies what it means to sit on sound feet and legs, holding up year after year.

We lost Scarlet very abruptly in 2017, she will be forever missed and I am so thankful we retained two lovely daughters in 2016, as they were her last.

Off to New Farms:

Harley Hillside Crimson Frost      Frost     

DOB 2/11/14       

SireCastle Rock Chicago Peace (Copper Penny ROF Calico Jack x GCH-ARMCH CRF Castle Rock Tuscan Sun D 1M VEEE 90)

Dam: CRF Castle Rock Scarlet Flax 2M 2D AR2462 (SG Fairlea Barnaby Rudge *S x ARMCH/CH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *D’VG’)

Frost has the voice of a squeaky little mouse and so much personality in her face. Happy to wait her turn to eat grain or hay, she’s more apt to enjoy a private scratch session after everyone else. With proportionally long teats as a kid, improved length over Scarlet her dam, tight shoulders, a  wide & level rump, we hope she will appraise as high as her dam  who scored a V+EE 88 as 4 year old. Her dam easily nursed quads this year (not the first time, probably won’t be the last).  Frost was sold after her first freshening, milk stand trained with easy to express teats. She left with a doe kid out of Castle Rock Breakin My Heart. Look for both of them in the ring this summer!

Harley Hillside French Fondue    

Photographed prior to freshening - 1st Freshening Udder
Shown as a junior – 1st Freshening Udder

DOB 2/8/14 polled

2015 LA: +++A 80  | yearling, 1st freshener

SireCastle Rock Chicago Peace (Copper Penny ROF Calico Jack x GCH-ARMCH CRF Castle Rock Tuscan Sun D 1M VEEE 90)

Dam: Castle Rock Sarandipity (CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon +B*S x Castle Rock Saranade)

Fondue, our first born, has proven to be nearly as friendly as her dam, though quite a bit more vocal. Her sweet face and great coloring has attracted many. She’s a long doe, with a smooth topline with an improved rump angle  grand dam (located at our farm). she has good general appearance, thin dairy skin, very good udder texture and feet. We expect to see increased capacity with a second freshening, but she’s already pretty milky.  While I prefer larger teats, they are easy to express and she milks down really well. Having just gotten over a virus with a 107 fever, she was at a great disadvantage at the one day milk test, where our other FF’s earned their stars. She likely would have earned her star, as her production was similar to River.

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