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.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Introducing Barbosa

He's a yearling, and slow growing scrawney, but shows lots of potential.

His dam is Six-M-Galaxy Magic Moment USDA ELITE/Superior Genetics 6-04 G+84 VEEA (

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Member of the Family

This Thursday there will be a new member of the goat family here. I am going to look at and hopefully bring home a new buck- with exactly the color I wanted, and the udders and milk. I am thrilled, and can't wait to see what he does in my small herd that is being rebuilt from 5 goats, and now 6. I'll have to report on my trip at the end of the week, complete with photos.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Love Hate Relationship?

This is Blackberry, a registered blue-eyed Nigerian Dwarf with his tormentor, Ethel the goose. On sunny, lazy days while he's lounging, he loves her. She grooms his little white "bangs" and ears...but eventually she takes her job a little too seriously and gets pretty rough. He tries to get away, she follows, eventually he runs and hides!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I have decide to get another buck instead of a doe. I really need one more anyway. Handsome Rob is great, but I have some of his daughters here and nobody for them to breed with.
I have found 3, all good genetics, all the same price, and all pretty local. I have decided on one, but since I don't like to wait once my mind is made up, I may just chosse one of the others. I would like to get him home and settled in before the weather totally turns winter on us.
I put pictures of my Handsome Rob up on the sidebar. He's such a sweet boy, and has great genetics for show and milk, and I particularly like the milk *U*
I am looking for raw cheese recipes, so if anybody knows where I can get that information, I would be really grateful. I'm not having good success. I make cheese, but I'd really like to make more raw cheeses for my family.
Boy I miss having all the milk I could want...maybe next fall I'll be swimming in milk again.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

2009 Just Around The Bend...

I only have three little girls right now, and it just isn'tright somehow...I know the other goats needed to be sold, and I needed to pare down this year, but I find myself already dreaming of breedings and babies. It's just one of my passions, these silly long-eared, floppy uddered girls. I adore my goats and their crazy personalities.

So...I am trying to decide on ONE local breeder to order my Christmas present from (am I the only one who gets goats for birthdays and Christmas?). I am thinking Debbie Patnode again, because I love her herd, but it's so much fun to shop around too!...SO, if you are a goat lady, leave me a comment with a link to a breeder not too far away so I can go look!