Our journey with Nigerian Dwarf Goats was inspired by our 17 year old Palomino, Rio. He lost his buddy, another gelding named Tucker and we set out to find him a companion. Many friends recommended a goat as a companion. And, of course, when you get one you must get two.
That prompted the research that led us to Nigerian Dwarf goats and then to the notion of milking, making feta cheese and kefir (a delicious, drinkable yogurt).
We got our start and first 3 does from Jennifer Crismon at CadDayPie Goat Ranch in Bennet CO.
After 6 weeks of preparation, we picked up the girls, Stella, Izzy and Jala. (see below).
Our learning curve has been steep but our mission is to breed and sell top notch Nigerian Dwarf goats so we are committed. Most of the learning came from not assuming anything and spending hours each day with them. We watched our milker, Stella drop weight alarmingly, Izzy get diarrhea, Jala get caught 1/2 way through a fence, Izzy hanging upside down in the horse hay bin and more…. Life is rich and humbling
Enjoy this site. This blog is intended to be educational and at times, funny. I still have the heart of a teacher, having been one for 20 years.