Our family was first introduced to goats at a petting zoo named Old MacDonald's Farm in Rapid City, South Dakota. This is where our son RJ's love began for these silly animals. When we returned from our trip, RJ was set on having some goats of his own. After a lot of research (on RJ's part) we decided to buy 2 does from a local Nigerian Dwarf breeder. Little did I realize how this decision would change our lives.
RJ is all grown up and I have caught the "goat bug". Our Farm now consists of 18 does (4 Nigerian Dwarves, 14 Lamanchas), 7 bucks, a miniature donkey named Snowflake, Kisses the llama, Charlotte and Vlacca our Great Pyrenees dogs and 20 silly chickens. Babies are coming any day now! We are looking forward to meeting them all. Also, I am looking forward to warmer days!
Thank you to our "local Nigerian Dwarf breeder" Larence and Sheryl Jones. They are great encouragers and filled with knowledge from years of experience. After 20 years of working with Nigerians, they were ready to retire that aspect of work and turn their focus to horses and boer goats. We are privileged to have the Dusty Acres Nigerian Dwarf herd here at our farm. Thank you to all who have chosen to purchase goats from our farm, I didn't expect to make such great friends.
Life really is a little sweeter here......(Thanks to the Lord!) -Denise