Yes, I know you all want to look at cute kids :)
But this is what we are dying to see
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Whole herd testing results
negative for CAE and Johnes as of
Life is good here!
Welcome to our little home on the information highway. My name is
Beth and I am the proud owner of a small herd of Nigerian dwarf
dairy goats and a flock of
exhibition quality rare colored Silkies.
Please check them out on our new Silkies page.
Michael is my partner in crime . The honey do lists here
are are huge and I
fear what the place would look like if it relied on my budding carpentry
We have four....Yes, four German
Shepherds. They are in charge of all security
matters, real or imaginary. It
would be so hard to imagine life without them. Several cats who
have "chosen us", help with
My Own Private Idaho is a natural, organic, green place. A place
where all living things are cherished and encouraged to thrive. I
believe that God knew what he was doing. You won't find any chemicals,
pesticides, inorganic fertilizers or many drugs used here. It's not that
I'm against modern methods and medicine. They certainly have their
place. I just believe in quality nutrition and holistic care that
fosters a strong immune system first. We have found natural
solutions to almost all dilemmas a small farm might encounter. We
reduce, recycle and reuse. Nothing here is wasted. We try to work with
nature, not against it. Our six acre farm is located in Harvard,
Illinois pretty much smack dab in the middle of the
Wisconsin/Illinois border . Not in Idaho yet...
Private Idaho ~ " To live in an utopian world of your own
You are what you eat!
Living in the country has allowed us the opportunity to know our food
and "Eat Real" The health benefits are obvious. The food is pure, the
workout has a purpose and I just dare you to try and feel stressed while
in a pen of four legged little kids. Along with our honey and
eggs, I have large organic vegetable and herb gardens that nourish both
Michael and I and our animals. The addition of fresh
milk and cheese has been quite a treat. We haven't bought soap in 8
years and have no plans to ever buy it again :)
I met my first Nigerian, "Little Dude," a neighbors pet wether, when he
knocked on my door and promptly introduced himself while I was doing
dishes one day. He was very friendly, small enough not be a threat to
anybody, including small children, and frankly just too cute :) What a
great personality this little goat had. To "Little Dude" I will be
forever grateful. I also learned how to milk the neighbors doe so
they could go on vacation and found the experience inspirational. The
feel of a warm udder on a cold morning, a peaceful quiet time, in a busy
world, to reflect upon one's day. To me it was almost like meditation.
I was hooked. I had to get myself some of these "little goats".
All of my goats are purebred and registered with both the
American Goat Society (AGS) and the American Dairy Goat Association
(ADGA). I am also a member of the Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association (NDGA)
and have my herd name and tattoo registered
there. My foundation stock carried some of the best bloodlines in the
industry. I only purchase my animals from caring, thoughtful
breeders that frequently test their herds. I myself test regularly
for Johnne's & CAE. The results will be available to all prospective
buyers. If you are unfamiliar with these diseases, I urge you to
research them. Without them buying a new goat can be much like playing
Russian roulette with your entire herd.
My goal is to naturally raise healthy, beautiful and friendly
"little goats" that can prove their worth in the milk pail.
We maintain a very closed herd here.
Health is our
number one priority !!!
Due to bio-security concerns,
we choose not to show.
However, that does not mean we do not understand and care about
beautifully correct conformation. A "correct" goat is a healthy and
productive animal able to provide for its family for many years to come.
I just adore these "little goats" and I hope you will too. My goats are
generally pictured in their natural state with full coats. I feel that
they need their coats for warmth, insect and sun protection. I also find
their coats to be an excellent indicator of their current health.
Although unconventional I hope you can see, as I do, that their caliber
still shows through.
Please feel free to contact me anytime.
love to talk goats!
Grandpa Indy loved the babies and all the
babies LOVED him!
Rest in Peace my dear Indy
"Will you teach your
children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother?
What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth. "This we know:
the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things
are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the
web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself. "One thing we know: our god is also your god. The
earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on