In 2012 I moved from the city to unincorporated Rochester to start a new life. I picked this property of one acre with the goal of having a small backyard farm for fun and food.
In 2013 I bought my first two goats, Oreo and Mocha, that were half Pygmy and half Nigerian. They were still on a bottle and I fell in love with them. Their jumping and playing kept me laughing and their snuggles kept me feeling loved.
With the loss of one of my babies at 13 weeks old I knew I needed another so I started my search and found two sweet registered Nigerian Dwarf babies Snickers and Hershey.
Over that year and the next I added chickens & roosters, Muscovy ducks & Guinea Fowl, meat rabbits & Cornish cross meat chickens. I started a garden that provided lots of wonderful veggies and fruit.
At this time I had no clue what ADGA REGISTERED goats really meant. It didn't take long though for me to find out. I got invited to my first ADGA sanctioned goat show in 2014 and showed my goats for the first time in 2015. I was hooked lol.
I soon realized my herd was not competitive enough in the show ring and sold my whole herd except one young doe, White Diamond, who I brought in from Alabama. This was 2016.
My herd quickly evolved into a well known small herd with heavy milkers, superior genetics, grand champions, and goats with good Linear Appraisal scores.
My mission at N GoatFarm is to always work toward improvement of the breed, focusing on conformation & high milk yield.
This is done by utilizing the Performance Programs available with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA).