Welcome to Mini Love Farm!
We are a small closed herd. All of our goats came from clean tested Farms. I have reduced my herd dramatically, I now have 4 Does and 2 Bucks. We test our herd annually so clean test results are available for our customers peace of mind. We have been very meticulous about the care we provide for our herd. We have 5 acres of pastureland that is divided into 6 different pastures. Each pasture provides a 12’ x 12’ , three sided run in shed with feed storage in the middle, between the two pastures/ sheds. We feed our herd Orchard Grass/Alfalfa blend, a GMO Free Special Blend of Grain, BOSS, Grass Farmers, Goat Crafts-min, Loose minerals, top dressed with Thorvin Sea Kelp and Diamond V Yeast XP Original, I use an Herbal wormer made by Fir Meadows LLC and have recently added Essential Oils monthly for natural parasite control. We have available to each pasture Cobalt blocks and improved pastures with browsing.
I keep my Does together in the Summer and early Autumn while the weather is still nice. In the Winter, I like to keep 2 Does to a pasture/shelter, it makes the daily stall cleaning so much easier! The bucks have their own pasture and are able to flirt with the Does through a breeding proof no climb fence which is also hot wired to deter libidos! It also lets me know when they are ready for romance. Their feet are trimmed monthly and I worm them as needed per Fecal sample. I use a safe Oral wormer when needed. I give my Does a CD&T and a BoSe shot a month before kidding. Kids get a BOSE shot if needed, I don’t vaccinate the Kids as the shot can leave a lump for weeks to months. I let the new owner decide if they want to vaccinate or not.
They are disbudded as soon as they are ready, around 2 weeks of age. They are tattooed at this time as well. The Kids are wormed after fecal sample if suspect.
We practice a healthy environment here for our goats, Bio Security is a must!! We do not encourage visitors, however when people come to see or to pick up their goats, they must step in a bleach/ water solution to prevent any possible contamination to our environment. Clean, non barn clothes are required to protect the safety of our herd.
My mission is to produce a healthy, true to the breed characteristics , smaller dairy goat with great Udder attachment, easy to milk teats with open orfices for the homestead family. As well as enjoy as a part of the family and reap the benefits of having your own healthy milk and other dairy products from these wonderful creatures, the Mini Nubian Dairy Goat.
My husband Bob and I were both born and raised in Oregon on farm’s. We have lived in the Lebanon area since 1992, and raised Rocky Mountain Horses for 15 years. We raised our two children on our 86 acres along with dogs, cows, and 3 Tennessee Fainting Goats! Life on the farm gave our children the same work ethics, responsibility and fun that both Bob and I grew up with. Now we are retired and moved to smaller acreage 12 years ago, only ten acres, it’s still a lot of work but manageable. I sold my last horse in 2014, and have just recently added 2 Rocky Mountain Horses to the farm. I now feel complete. Which is why I have downsized my goat herd. Less time working, more riding time. I Love my goats and the fun they bring, along with their delicious milk, I’ve always been a goat person, they are so much fun to be around, full of personality! I have learned that less is more at my age and downsizing was the solution for me.