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.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Support Washington's Raw Milk website~

For those of you who have listings on the Washinton State Raw Milk website, or those of you who use it, or people lik eme, who just think we should support it, so it's available, please support it! Just a few dollars each can make a difference.
I send people to this link when they need raw milk for allergies, cancer, or other personal reasons. Keep it going.





Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snow Day!

I took the camera out to the barn this morning because we got a good snow fall lastnight. The camera was used by my 10 year old son to make a Lego still shot movie, so the color is all off. It used to take orange-y pictures and now they are blue...sigh.

Lola with the pretty blue yes is thefirst one to brave the snow. My little 1st generation Nubian/Nigerian cross doelings have never seen the snow before. Lola, the braver of the two tentatively steps out and finds a good place to potty.




Lucy, only two and newly aquired, sees snow for the first time and is not at all happy. She despises change and was so upset she wouldn't eat her morning grain or stand nicely to be milked. She was brought from the west side of the mountains to this high desert and adjusted well until this!


Ethel, not yet 10 months, with Mr. Darcy, only 3 1/2 months and the little girls, Lola and Gina, one month old. Everybody is curious, but actually stepping in the stuff?? No way.

The little girls get brave and go for it. You notice Lola is already gone and Gina is not far behind, but still, she is behind!


They walk around in the shallow stuff just under the barn roof and against the wall and doors.

Never phased by weather, Lambchop sees me and figures there must be treats nearby...it's worth the walk through snow.

She checks my "treat pocket". My carhart coat usually has treats in the right pocket. Sorry girl! I forgot this morning. Bad maaawwwmmy.

Ethel and Mr. Darcy watch the antics of the braver croud, but they aren't budging.

Lola and Gina decide that was enough fun for one day and get cold. Back to the stall!
I love Lola's blue eyes and the crazy ears on those girls. I know the future generations will have to get that bred out of them, but the 1st generation mini Nubians and just so darn cute! These girls are my first try, and 50%/50%. I adore the flashy colors and the personalities can't be beat. I love to be entertained by naughty goats and these two are naughty as well as affectionate. They are soft, cuddly and I look forward to adding them to the milking line.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hoof Trimming - Foot Care - GOATWORLD.COM

Hoof Trimming - Foot Care - GOATWORLD.COM

Central Washington Breeders!

This is from a local breeder I just recently met when I purchased a doeling from him and visited his farm:

ALL DAIRY GOAT BREEDERS IN OR NEAR CENTRAL WA -




I am attempting to revive Central Washington Dairy Goat Association (CWDGA). CWDGA folded several years ago due to lack of membership/particip ation. After talking with several breeding here in Central WA, I have concluded that there is significant desire and need for a local association to promote dairy goats and host activities and shows. This will be an all breeds (ADGA recognized) dairy goat club.



I have made contact with the former president of CWDGA and will be receiving the information that he has. I hope to have an initial meeting after the first of the year (probably late Jan/early Feb). Please respond with contact information. Name, address, phone, breed(s) and any other info you deem important.



We will set meeting place and activity locations depending upon member location. I live in Prosser, about halfway between Yakima and Tri-cities.



I will be looking for a lot of help with this project. We will need to elect a board and start gathering ideas for activities and shows.



I am very excited to start this club up again and hopefully we will have overwhelming support and activity.



Please pass this announcement along to any friends/breeders that may not be on the Dist7news group.



I look forward to the responses rolling in!



Thanks

Dan Greene

Greenehaven Nubians

Prosser, WA

www.greenehavenfarm s.com

509-781-0844

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Another New Member of the Family

These are not great photos, but I wanted to post them anyway, and introduce our newest girl in the herd. She is going to be called "Ethel"; she looks just like Lucy, but without the white on her side.
Her registered name is DKGH ROCKEY'S HOP TO IT
She comes from Greenehaven Nubians in Prosser, Wa.
At just 9 months old, she is a large doe. The Greenhaven herd consists of quite large does! She may not work out very well for my plans of mini Nubians, but she will still be an excellent addition, providing me with lots of good, rich milk, and full-sized Nubians when bred to either of my Nubian bucks.




She's a little scared, it being her first 24 hours here,and in a terrible wind storm! The barn has a tin roof and so the wind makes alot of noise in there.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Introducing Mr. Darcy


Born August, 17 2009
This is my newest little Nigerian buckling.
Camanna Mr. Darcy -reg. pending

Sire: Camanna FD Tim's Blue Rascal Dam: Mountain Quest AE Molasses
thanks Jessica Schoolcraft of Fidelity Farm

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Half Nubian and Half Nigerian Doelings!

Yesterday morning I got my first half Nubian half Nigerian kids. Twin doelings!
I am thrilled. Gina is the brown and white, very Nigie -looking girl with brown eyes, and Lola is black and white with...BLUE eyes!
Their sire is Herron Hill CJ Blackberry. He's a darling black and white boy with blue eyes.









Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CAE/CL Negative

The boys are ready to work and all tested this year- CAE & CL negative and lookin' handsome!
~email for breedings~

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Farmers Do Their Own Vetting...

Barbosa was a good boy today. He got attacked my a scary monster that made alot of noise and "ate" the hair off of his throat...then he had some nasty "poison" syringed down his gullet. Not to even mention the needle that sucked his blood...makes you wonder what goes thru their poor minds sometimes.



Today the bucks got their blood drawn for CAE & CL testing, and they got wormed. Getting ready for breeding season and winter! Much thanks to April and her Dad and boyfriend- couldn't have done it without ya! But I bet you could have done it without me!
*U*

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Rut- Stinky Buck Season!

How could such sweet baby blue eyes match up to this little character? He may be small, but he's wooing the big girls. The Nubians might not mock this little Nigerian this year.













Don't buck goats look like werewolves? I think so. They go from cute, beyond darling little sweet babies to hormonal monsters.

Welcome Lucy!

Lucy with Daddy. Daddy had shoulder surgery so he actually gets to be home for the entire fall season and some of winter. He and Lucy really bonded.





I got a new milker today. Two year old Lucy. She's a sweetie. OUr herd is all young does right now, since we sold almost everybody last year, so Lucy didn't have to get beat up to get "initiated" in...good for her!



She'll be bred to Handsome Rob. Pearl to Barbosa, and maybe Glory to Barbosa as well. Peach will be bred to Blackberry my Nigerian Dwarf buck. (he's a blue-eyed, handsome dude)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another Set of Twins~

A littel doeling. I named her Peach from a character in Lonesome Dove and because of her color.



The buckling (will be wethered as a pet) named Gus, also from a Lonesome Dove movie character.





Both of them together



Monday, February 16, 2009

We've Got Kids!

It was worth the wait! Twins. Another blue roan and white boy, this one nicer that the one born last year to the blue roan doe. Libby has better bloodlines and a nicer udder. These aren't the best pictures, but were literally taken within minutes of the birth, so...you get what you can take right then.
Libby is my favorite doe, and I am delighted that she has given me a little girl that looks so much like her.




I'm retaining the doeling, of course *U* The buckling is the blue roan and white with frosted ears. He's big, spunky, and got them long ears from Handsome Rob. Nice little boy! I'll sell him as a buck if he's payed for before he's 8 weeks old. He's the only Nubian buckling I will have for sale this year.

Sire: SAND-BUR KIDS RG HANDSOME ROB

Dam: PROVERBS 31 META'S LIBERTY

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Waitin' on Libby

to kid! I stayed up all night waiting...and I'm still waiting. I have heard that if a doe is a couple days late kidding she's got does in there! Let's hope that bears out true.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

2009 Kidding Season

2009 will be a very small year for us here in regards to the goat herd. It's small again!
Kidding starts in February until May~
look for kids for sale in June.

Friday, January 9, 2009

WANTED:

I am feeling like I want a Nigerian Dwarf doe.
Not like I need one, but I think I'd like to have one for the milk and see if the size suits me. I have a great little Nigerian blue-eyed buck already. I'm sure he'd like a wife *U* and I'd like to try making cheese with Nigie milk.
So, if you have a nice little registered doe/ling, I'd be happy to make a trade. I don't want to buy one right now because my ranch $$ is going to buy turkeys, piglets, and garden seeds.
I can trade Nubian kids this summer or a doe, or breeding from my bucks.