~This is THE SITE to go to if you really want to know about raw vs pasterized milk!
~On Mercola.com: The Real Reasons Why Raw Milk is Becoming More Popular http://www.mercola.com/2004/apr/24/raw_milk.htm
~ Another great source of information on raw milk , Keeping a Family Cow, a fun board to chat with others on too!
~Kiowacreek Toggenburgs in SW Nebraska, Betty has beautiful Toggs!
~Another nice goat site, they make and
sell goat milk soap. Located in rural Alabama, on a very small
farm. They currently have 42 goats, boer, nubian and brush, along with their
prized Nigerian Dwarfs!
~We LOVE Molly!! From goat husbandry to cheese making, her site is a wealth of information! http://www.fiascofarm.com
~A great place to find breeders and see pictures of diffrent breeds of goats http://www.goatfinder.com
~Awsome goat graphics for your web site! Graphics by
~Another great site to find breeders by breed and state! http://www.cattletoday.com
If you have an emergency situation with your goats, these are "the people" to call on!! http://www.goat911.com
Double Z Goats
in Eddyville Nebraska, owned by Cristina Kranz and Rick Case.
They raise Nubian, LaMancha, working Border Collies and Arabian Horses.
Murray McMurray Hatchery
The one and only hatchery I use to order quality chicks year after year! http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com
A great place to find even more goats and farm sites! http://www.farmsites.com
A Little bit about us....
My husband, 4 children
(3 at the time LOL) moved to the Sidney Nebraska area in late Feb of
2001 when the hubby got offered a job out here. I immediately went on
to owning chickens! Since then we have aquired more chickens (the kids
show at county fair each year), turkeys, peacocks, and of course the
goats of all colors!
When I decided I NEEDED goats, the first thing I had to do was talk the husband into the whole idea (not an easy task!). One of my biggest agruements was when I found out the whole history on pasterized vs raw milk. I decided right then and there that my children should never HAVE to drink pasterized store bought milk again!(of course we still get stuck with it in the winter time, but Im working on that, and we certainly dont go through much during those times). While at that time I was a stay at home mom, with my 2 youngest children being 3 and 5. I figured the goats could also give us a way of possibly making a little on the side on occasion. Im not going to tell you that 4 years later we're rolling in the dough from goats, we're not! But they have managed to pay for themselves and with any luck at all they will begin to give us extra pocket change as our herd and the quality of our animals grow. If your curious about my comments on the raw vs pasterized milk go to the above area to links. I think you'll find it very interesting!