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!
The name Yaveah is inspired by the Hebrew word for "moon". She was born the week of the Super Blue Blood Moon and as you can see she has beautiful moonspots. A very friendly goat she is always one of the first to come by me when I'm out in the field and she stays near my side. She is long in body and has a nice Roman nose. Yaveah's dam, our Screaming Goat Farm Kaitlynne, has great capacity and a high attachment.
Honeycomb is another goat that is very easy to milk with nice orafices and a soft udder. Honeycomb milks out a lot of milk very easily with large, nicely positioned teats. I hope to improve attachment in her daughters by breeding to our bucks with strong attachment in their lines. She is very brave and often the first to explore any new situation on the farm. Affectionate and determined her personality is a wonderful addition to our farm She is my shadow more often than not when I am in the pasture.
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.
I am so excited about Rhiza. She is out of our best milker, Sonflower Ranch Aspen and a buck from another great milker with superior confirmation. She will also freshen in May 2020 and I'm pretty confident I'm going to be pleased when I milk her. Take a look at her page for a glimpse into her "style". She quite good at practicing her future herd queen skills on the Samson.
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.
Faith is Charity's sister. She is very people social and loves to get attention. Thankfully she stays on all fours and does not jump on me because when she was young I was her trampoline! She has the same coloring and moonspots as her sire, Goat Trails Half Pint. Faith's dam, Green Gables Hope of Victory, has long teats. Faith's first freshening was in March 2020. She kidded a single buckling and her udder is nicely attached with good flow into the bucket.
Love this goats face! The white snippet on her nose is how she got her name, but we call her Beauty for her elegant gait and stunning features. She has such a soft and smooth coat with the most tender expressions. We are excited to add her lines to our herd and look forward to her first freshening.