Today is LeShodu's birthday.
She is my foundation doe;
the Matriarch of Cloud Harvest Cashmere.
Every goat on the place is related to her.
She came here in 2010, at the age of 6:
In Spring 2011, LeShodu introduced Violet and Lily of the Valley :
Acer and Betula followed, in Spring 2012:
Reluctantly (it was my idea), LeShodu took a year off in 2013...
...then produced Vinca and Dara in 2014.
LeShodu was formally retired as a breeding doe in 2014.
Again, it was my idea.
LeShodu's clear preference was to continue growing her herd.
Can a Queen ever have too many Subjects?
LeShodu does not think so.
Of course, LeShodu has not retired from either brush-clearing...
...or producing very nice cashmere.
Happy 12th Birthday, LeShodu - Queen of the May!