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
Our goat Smarty got her milking star in 2012. For results see Smarty's
Last year (2013) both Millie and Moose got their milking star. This year we started our Dairy Herd Improvement program.
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 enter 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 her third year in milk, and hopefully her first complete official DHI year.
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.
We also raises rabbits. Click here to view our rabbits page
To see our Finn Sheep, click here to view our sheep .