My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk

My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk
These goats really work. I use the milk for cheese and soap, and other things. I milk by hand and expect lots of good tasting milk and nice manners on the stanchion.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Current MDGA Virtual Show


For anyone interested the current MDGA Virtual show is happening! This is the Miniature Dairy Goat Association's online virtual show. I have 3 goats entered and two more from my herd owned by others are entered as well!
 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pet Tags? Yes.

I just ordered engraved pet tags for my does and doelings. I'll get the boys next time around. My little girls like to wander a bit, and aside from that, when I have an occasional "guest milker" (rare!) they will be easy to identify.
 
The best deal I have found is on Etsy, Jeffrey's Pet Tags
These are extremely reasonable. I found so many really cute boutique type tags, but let's face it, the goats need something that won't wear off with barn life. The tags I found are plain and sturdy and engraved, not plastic with ink, like the really cute ones.
 
 
 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Moon spots and Blue Eyes

Proverbs 31 LB Isobel Blue XN04496
2nd Generation Miniature Nubian
64.45% Nubian 35.55% Nigerian
 
 SALE PENDING thank you Patricia Keeney
 
is a 2nd generation little doe with beautiful blue eyes and moonspots. She has airplane ears but will bring lovely genetics for milk and udders in a colorful package. Her dam, Lola has blue eyes, a fantastic udder and lots of creamy sweet milk.  I'm thinking Isobel will follow her footsteps. 
I had meant to keep her but this next year will be taken over by college classes and surgeries in the family. I simply must pare down again.
See Lola here
CAE/CL negative tested herd. 
Isobel has been bottle fed and at 3 months is still getting milk at night. Disbudded *but has a little bit of scur. (a number of mine scurred this year)
 
$325
$50 non refundable deposit will hold until transportation is arranged
This little girl is super friendly and sweet. I hate to part with her, it makes me feel sick but I just can't part with any of the adult does, I get so attached. If this girl doesn't sell I won't be disappointed. I would gladly let her stay but I am over the amount of goats I should keep as it is.











Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Color Chart

Colors and markings chart for Miniature Goats here

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring!

Enjoying spring and a green 10 acre pasture!  7 does kidded this year and 14 kids were born. Only 5 girls! 

Herd on pasture
Collette
Herd and baby

Collette
Obie

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Yakima Coperative Event

Saturday was fun! We sold out completely all of our soap stock. Next year I better have more. The goat kids were much admired and the human kids had a great time  as well. The reptile man was a hit. I got to hold the alligator but the little kids hogged the caymans and baby turtle. 
Our next event will be the Central Washington state fair. Oh boy!