Mini Nubians are very friendly and sociable! Their great personalities and easy going nature make them excellent for pets or brush clearing. However, udder quality and high butterfat milk production are what we breed for on our farm. We love their personalities, colors, and playful antics, but when it comes right down to it they produce a lot of great tasting milk in a small sized body - less feed needed for them and more milk on the table for us! If you are looking for an addition to your homestead, a family pet, or brush clearer, you are likely to find one of ours very pleasing and enjoyable! Playful, loving Mini Nubians just might be as good match for your family as they have been for ours!
We primarily let the dams raise the kids. They learn all about grazing, chewing their cud, and herd dynamics from their moms. And since our goats are so friendly, the kids grow up very comfortable playing with humans too. We also bottle feed kids once a day for the first 2 weeks and then a few times a week until weaning. This ensures they will take the bottle if needed. We can let kids go to new homes anytime and the new owner has the option to supplement with a bottle until 12 weeks. It helps them bond. So far, all our dams have raised their kids to weaning, but knowing they can take a bottle has been a good practice for us.
We raise Mini Nubians with high quality dairy lines who are easy to milk and pleasant to be around. In order to ensure we can share these great qualities with others we are very intentional in our choice of herd sires and dams. We sell kids and also have adults and does in milk for sale. Just inquire and let us know what you are looking for. We’ll help make a good match for your enjoyment! Ask about our chickens too!
Our animals organically and naturally. We have found some great supplements, including essential oils. We are happy to share what we've learned for keeping a thriving and healthy herd. Check our For Sale page or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day-to-day operations at Babka Farms are run by Robert and Natalie Weber in Granger, Texas. We have two grown daughters, Rachel and Gabrielle, living close to our hearts all the way in NY. Natalie's father, Charles Babiak, was orphaned at age 5 with 2 younger siblings. He spent his early years during the Great Depression with caring relatives. The siblings grew up together and as a child and teenager he worked at local farms to help support his brother and sister. Natalie spent many hours with her Dad both in their backyard garden and picking strawberries at Thorpe's Organic Family Farm. Gabrielle married Elijah Thorpe. Elijah and Gabrielle have a woodcrafting business. Rachel is the barn manager at both High Time Stables at Sugarbrook Farm and Alpine Made taking care of their herd of organic dairy goats. We love raising quality farm animals and crafting artisan products!
Babka is the root word for Babiak and it is the Polish word for "Grandmother". The farm name is a tribute to Natalie and her sister Mary's mother, Martha Huttleston Babiak. Although she passed on to heaven early and before even all her grandchildren were born she left a legacy as an amazing grandmother and matriarch. She loved quality driven by dedication in all aspects of life and nourishing, well made food. It is with great love and admiration that we share our lives with you though the gifts our parents nurtured within us.