Coming from a farming family I had my fair share of animals growing up. My dad and grandpa were cattle feeders so I would occasionally have a bucket calf when a feedlot heifer would calve. My first herd of my own started with a few sheep from a neighbor and then eventually I got a few cows of my own. I also had one goat, that was more like a dog than a goat. After moving away to college the sheep were sold and my dad went in on the cows with me.
Now that I am married and we purchased a farm of our own we have miscellaneous sheep, most of which started out as bottle lambs that were given to me, a few bottle calves, chickens, ducks, guineas, 20+ head of cow/calf pairs and a couple bulls with my dad, and an alpaca in addition to Nigerian Dwarf goats.
We started out in early 2013 with purchasing 3 bred goats to start building up for a SAE project for my younger brother. Out of the 3 - Angel Cake, Hazelnut, and Helen Crump only 1 ended up being bred. Angel had 2 beautiful doe kids, Precious and Diamond, and that is when the adventure really began. Then I came across a deal I couldn't pass up. Cristobal, Scarlett Letter, and 2 of their daughters Ruby and Onyx, these girls added some great genetics to our line. During the extreme cold of January 2014 Milk Dud was born. In 2014 we added Emmy, Lexie, Natalie, & Tiny along with a new buck James Dean. We had a rough kidding season Angel had twin bucks with no problems, however Helen and Hazelnut being first fresheners both had triplets and both lost kids, one of Helen's was stepped on during the birthing process and did not survive leaving her with two bucklings. Hazelnut's kids were born 2-3 weeks early, we weren't even sure she had been bred and were surprised one morning to find triplets with her, unfortunately one had died causing her to try to abort them all, of the three kids the two doelings died leaving her with one buckling.