Our Goats

Mar 30 2012 | 0 comments

(august 2011)

Located in the mountain valley of Eden, Utah, we have a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats, which are small dairy goats that produce an abundance of milk for their size.  We also love the Nigerian Dwarf goat also because of their charming personalities and gregarious antics.  With heights ranging from 17″ to 19″ for does and 19″ to 21″ for bucks (at the withers), their size make these goats a perfect fit for those with small properties and also who do not want to handle a larger breed of goat.  Goats are social animals, and the Nigerians are especially social and full of personality.  The Nigerian Dwarf goats also have a higher percentage of butter fat than other goats and higher protein.  This makes goat milk, and especially the milk of Nigerian Dwarfs especially ideal for cheese making!  For soap making, the extra fat gives our soap extra creaminess.  It is more moisturizing and very soothing on sensitive skin.

Our herd currently includes five does, two of whom we bottle raised from birth.  We spend a lot of time with the kids from birth, but do leave them nursing on their mother until they are ready to be weaned.  With the time and handling we spend on our kids, we have had great success in friendly, happy, and certainly not shy kids!  We look forward to every spring when our new kids arrive!  If you are interested in purchasing a healthy and friendly goat, please conthttp://simplyeden.myshopify.com/pages/contact us come spring!  We are always looking for good homes for our kids!  We have both registered and non-registered for whatever your needs.  Our goats are registered with ADGA and AGS.  Check out our Facebook page for updates, as well as this website!

Smudge!  Our first Doe.  She is our herd Queen, as far as she is concerned and all attitude! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lola, our second doe.  This girl is all about being sensitive!  She LOVES being a mom!

 

Elsie!  Such a sweetie girl! This little doe is the epitome of elegance, gentleness and all around sweet!  She is my little angel and has a special place in my heart.  She has a super nice udder on her first year of freshening, and I look forward to what she shows me next year!

Zena, our instigator and all around clown disguised in an innocent facade!  She is young here and is turning into a lovely, elegant doe that I am excited to breed this fall!  She is our resident imp and loves to untie your shoelaces.  She will steal your heart and make you mutter under your breath at the same time!  As a First Freshener, she has a monster udder and triplets!  Go Girl! 

I will be adding more pics of our goat family, so stay tuned!  We have some exciting news coming soon!!!

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