How did we get started? Growing up on a ranch and having been an active 4-H girl who loved the fair, I had high expectations for my family. When we settled into our home on 2 acres it was with the plan that as the children grew our outdoor farm would expand from dogs, cats and fish to other friends. Over the years we have added Chickens, Bees, Goats and Holland Lop Rabbits.
Why Goats? I had raised sheep and Grandpa & Nana have goats (Pygmy, Nubian, Boer) so it wasn't a stretch, but convincing your husband to build a barn for you can be difficult :). Living on property with a seasonal creek and blackberries, it only took one U-tube video of goats eating blackberries to gain support.
Why Mini Nubian? As a child anything that got big made it's way into the freezer, so meat goats didn't seem fitting for me. Dairy goats provided a source of food for my family & took care of the property without ending up in the freezer, but I had 4 year olds so a full size goat would either have to wait of shrink. Mini Nubian just seemed to fit the bill.
After our first month with Snowflake, she had moved into our hearts more than we could possibly have imagined. She is sweet girl who loves to give kisses. After several years with all of our sweet and friendly girls it is hard for me to understand why everyone doesn't have them!
What are Mini Nubians? The Mini-Nubian is a mid-sized goat being of mixed Nigerian and Nubian origin. It is known for being a graceful, elegant animal standing between 22-28 inches and comes in any color or pattern of short, fine, glossy hair. This mid-sized goat is known for its ease of milking; producing a high quantity and quality of milk whose butterfat yield is similar to that of the standard Nubian. Maximum height: Does 28” Bucks 29”
How much milk will you get? 1/2 to 1 gallon a day depending on if you are milking twice a day, and how long it has been since they kidded.