Artisan. Farmstead. Local
We are a proud member of the American Dairy Goat Association
We bottle feed all of our babies - we do this for several reasons. First, the goats see people as theirs and are very people-oriented. Second, as baby goats start eating forage, they start drinking less, and the does start producing less - as a dairy, we want them to produce as well as they can during the season. Third, it also preserves the health of the udder. (And fourth, feeding adorable baby goats is FUN!!!)
509.624.3262 • PO Box 30986 . Spokane WA 99223 US
We have registered (American Dairy Goat Association) purebred Nubian goats. Once we decided to create a goat cheese dairy, we gave a lot of of consideration as to which breed we should choose. Nubians fit our bill - sweet milk with a high butterfat content. And those ears! How could you not?!?
We breed our girls in the Fall (a time referred to here on the Farm as The Love Shack!) Once the girls are bred, their milk production falls off. We choose to dry off our herd, and allow their bodies to concentrate on making great babies instead of milk. This allows both the girls AND Lorie, to slow down a bit in the winter.
Goats for Sale We almost always have some of our goats for sale. We have approximately 30 kids born every year, and we also have older does looking for that forever home - they are no longer able to give us as much milk as we need as a dairy, but they can have years of milk production (and affection!) in front of them. Please contact us if your're interested in exploring the joys of owning goats or want to add to your herd.
Copyright © Heron Pond Farms. All rights reserved.