D and L Meadows

Baby Goats have arrived for 2014. See our Goats For Sale page.

About Us

We are a small hobby farm located in Williamsburg, Ohio.  We have Nigerian Dwarf Goats, chickens, and rabbits. We chose the Nigerian Dwarf breed because of its smaller size and the fact it is still a dairy goat. This is the second year that we are milking our goats. We do test for CAE, Johnes and CL and are a CAE, Johnes and CL free Farm. Click here for the 2011 test results and Click here for the 2013 test results Our veterinarian is Dr. Liming from Rolling Hills Veterinary Services

All of our goats are registered with both American Dairy Goat Association and American Goat Society.  We have both blue and brown eyed goats.  

Most of our goats have a milking star with AGS and ADGA. Last year (2013) both Millie and Moose got their milking star. This year, Betzy, Flower, Lilly, Spice and Tilly got their milking star with the one day milk test.  This year we are in our second year with the Dairy Herd Improvement program.

Baby goats

Summer 2014

Valentine doing one of his tricks Getting Straw

Summer is here. All of our baby goats born in the first half of the year are sold. We have kept two doelings for our self. We have a few does due in June and in August. Check our Goats for sale page for updates and due dates.

Although the busyness that always comes with baby goats, such as being born at any time of the day, help the doe with birthing, bottle feeding the kids, etc., summer is busy as well. Goats are being shorn and look prettier with their summer coat on.

Time to get the hay which means working hard in the hot sun. That is also part of homesteading. We usually get 10 square bales per Nigerian Dwarf goat and usually have some bails left over from previous year. We also get about 10 bails of chaffhaye per doe.

Time to watch for parasites since with warm weather these parasites flourish. We do our own fecal exams regularly to keep the worms under control.


Spring 2014

Spring time

Spring has arrived with beautiful flowers and beautiful baby goats. This year we have on average 3.3 kids per doe. We have plenty of baby goats for sale. Smudgie had quadruplets!!  Both Spice and Flower are doing well with their first milk test.  Moose gave 4.8 pounds milk on test day!!

Spring 2014 is around the corner

The snow is melting. It is March and the temperatures are getting more comfortable. The coats for the goats are off.

We have baby goats, but they are going quick. Early April, more baby goats will arrive.  Soon the grass starts growing and before we know it we complain about the heat. 

Our first goats entered in the 2014 DHI program on March 8, 2014.  For Betzy and Tehillah, this is their first year in milk and their first year with DHI program.  See Our Nigerian Does page to see how they progress. For Lilly it is her third year in milk, and hopefully her first complete official DHI year.

Spring around the corner Spring Flowers

Winter 2014, and it is cold.

Winter 2014

Coats for the goats

How to keep the goats warm? Our barn is not very well insulated, so it does get cold inside the barn. We have an electric heater in the milking parlor which does help, but it is still very cold.  So we put fleece coats on the goats and they do stay warm. Pink with polka dots for the does, and blue for the bucks. Coats for the goats.

We also raises rabbits. Click here to view our rabbits page

To see our Finn Sheep, click here to view our sheep .

Freckles and Button Nose Spicy and Flower

Last update: Monday, September 01, 2014