I manage the herd organically and naturally with access to large pasture areas every day and test for CAE, CL, Johnes, and Brucellosis. Each doe has a link to her page where you can see her pedigree, udder pictures, and kiddings. I try to include a little insight into her personality as well. They don't always cooperate for the camera! I selected good foundational lines in my herd - Screaming Goat Farm, Goat Trails, Green Gables, Sunflower Ranch, and Echo Hills. My main breeding goal is to provide a family pet or milk goat that is pleasantly socialized with stellar udders for attachment, capacity, and fast, efficient, easy milking. You will see I crossed 2 strong lines in my 2019 kiddings and then brought in 3 new bucks for the 2020 breeding. This website will document my journey and I encourage you to contact me for more information. I'd be glad to share more details about the herd management and breeding plans I aim for to ensure I can provide you with wonderful additions for your place!
Aspen is the easiest of all our goats to milk. She has a soft udder with good teat placement, and large orifaces. This means she produces a lot of milk and it comes out easy and fast when you milk her. This is very good because when she was young she was quite a bad little goat on the milk stand. She would squat, kick, lay down, and even learned how to escape. Regardless, between her genetics and love for food we worked it out. Since she is so easy to milk, I usually have no trouble filling my bucket while she’s still busy with breakfast!
Rena looks just like her dam Moonshadow, but she has an extra measure of elegance to her that has endeared her to our farm. Her first freshening will be in May 2020. I am looking forward to milking her and discovering the results of the efforts to breed the best of the milk and udder lines into our herd.
Another of Moonshadow's doelings, this one is always on the move. She is so much fun! I almost sold her and the buyer requested that she be bottle raised. We don't solely bottle raise, but we gave Betsy extra helpings. She is always coming over to see if I have a treat! Her first freshening will also be in May 2020. As with Rena, I am looking forward to milking her and discovering the results of the efforts to breed the best of the milk and udder lines into our herd.
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Charity is a quiet goat. She is not shy to come and visit with me, but tends to stay busy with "goat things" like eating, resting, and playing with the other goats. Her mother, our Green Gables Hope of Victory, is a very sweet goat with a great capacity in udder and length of gestation. Charity was bred for May 2020 kids in hopes of a softer, well attached udder with the same or increased capacity.
I am retaining Aspen's 2020 doeling. The name Samara comes from the fruit of a Maple tree. We commonly called these spinning things "helicopters" growing up in Western NY. She is always spinning around and expressing herself through various head twirls. Looking forward to watching her grow and find her place in the herd.
I was retaining a doeling from Beauty since her FF udder is amazing. So easy to milk and very nicely sized and placed teats. Beauty also maintained a high milk volume for nursing twins and being a first freshener. Rosannie is adorable. She comes up to me every time I'm in with the goats. She's very sweet, but a little reserved. She likes to investigate and consider before she commits to action. I love watching her think and process her new experiences. I believe I have another clever goat in my herd!