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Page 8 Wedne.s , Aus, 1, 2001 00 Continued from page 7 are becoming very popular among 4-H members and there were no local breed- ers. With 13 pygmy goats, the Chapmans have the largest herd in Plumas County at this time. Chelsea said breeders breed to improve the line, with the buck as the mainstay in the Line. Chelsea and Candace said that much of what they have learned about the breed over the last four years was obtained by attending the National Pygmy Goat Association shows. Together, the family participated in several activities, while learning show- manship and confirmation. "Raising the goats has brought us closer together as a family; we learn together, work together and have fun togethen::.said Candace. Chelsea tp't wait until it's fair time and hopes a l of people will stop by to see the babies and learn about their magical powers to draw one's affections so quickly. And Chelsea has her own magical powers--with her big smile and bubbly personality, she'll win as many hearts as the baby pygmy goats. When she's not tending to her goats or doing homework, you can fmd her volunteering her secretarial skills at Chelsea Chapman's pygmy Ooafa enjoy a b at eveff now and then. Thetr flake creatures at All Creatures Great and small, an educational patting zoo, is planned to give children and adults not only an opportunity to see a variety of animals, but the chance to reach out and touch them. Geared for children who aren't accus- tomed to the sights, sounds and even feel of most animals found on the farm--and even for those children who experience animals every day---this event promises to keep children busy and wanting to return again and again to see their favorites All Creatures Great and Small Petting Zoo began in 1996 as a way to allow children and adults to experience animals up close in a safe environment for both participants and animals. And while providing the animals and the experiences of seeing and touching them were a primary goal, the organiz- ers quickly learned it was also about education. "Most people crave interaction with animals and knowing something about a particular species creates a deeper bond with animals in general," accord- ing to one of the promoters. Along with the animals appear infor- marion plaques with color photos that introduce participants to the animals they meet, and explain interesting facts about the animals. All animals in the petting zoo are inspected and licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and are ftmy insured. Some of the animals that may be available, depending on the size of the location, are goats, sheep, potbelly pigs, calves, llamas, alpacas, camels, a zebra, water buffalo, American bison, Tibetan yaks, Scottish Highland cattle, minia- ture Zebu cattle, miniature donkeys and horses, and exotic animals. Fun lu Stow In 2001 * P mas.Sicrra the 4-H office in Quincy, hanging out with friends and listening to music, reading or working on her computer. After graduation Chelsea J forward to continuing and becoming :? : ::: phot01 Breeding and raising pygmy goats is a family affair for the Chapmans. Chelsea and Candace, spend many boors together caring for the lovable little animals. Learning, I having fun together, as a family, is what it's all about. FuLL Show your wristband dr receive a free soft drink with meal. Dinner sewed 5 - 8 pm Aug. 8 - 12 Janice's El Torito Loco Mexican 2239 E. Main St. * Quincy * 283-0139 Serving Plumas County Complete Plumbing & Repair P.O. Box 1173 Quincy FAX 283-3237 St. License