How we got started: In May 2011, my brother suggested we visit Kunana Dairy in Kauai. We went for a tour… the first thing that happened was a kid was placed in my arms and I was enchanted. The last part of the tour was tasting fresh chevre flavored with passion fruit-wow! It was delicious. It got me thinking about raising goats.
In October 2011, I went to the Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, CA. I saw a small goat with her young kid. The sign said she was a Nigerian Dwarf Goat. There was no one around to speak with, so I started doing research. It seemed that it was the best starter goat for my needs: small, so it would be easier to handle, less milk per goat so I might not be overwhelmed with milk, and high butterfat, so the milk is great for making cheese.
In April of 2012, Penny and Piper came to live here. They have brightened all our lives with their cute antics and loveable personalities. Now, nearly 2 years later, they are about to kid and I will start my journey with cheese making.
Once again we are awaiting baby goats which are due the first week of March 2016.
Penny and Piper are both Nigerian Dwarf Goats registered with ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association). They are half sisters. Penny was born 2/28/12 and Piper was born 3/5/12.
Our herd tested negative for CAE and CL in Fall 2015.
We are members of ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association).