Hello and Thank you for visiting our farm's website. We are small farm located in the foothills of the beautiful Allegany Mountains in a town called Little Valley, NY. My husband and I started our farm in June of 2012 with the purchase of 2 Nigerians with the intent to raise, show and provide quality Nigerian Dwarf goats.
It was just the next weekend we jumped in with both feet to the show circuit and did well. The experience as a whole couldn't have been any better. We met many new people including Kim Miller of Cloven Trail Farms who sold us a beautiful dry yearling.
From there, there just wasn't any looking back. We were hooked. ........Wow what an adventure!
We did really well coming home from our next show, with several firsts, several Grand Championships and Best of Breed Acknowledgements. Folks were asking for business cards, information about us, how long we had been doing this, and website information.......hence the development of what you are now visiting.
My husband and I have had a super experience and continue our learning process as we show, visit educational symposiums like at Cornell University and mingle with other farms that share our philosophies of raising quality nigerian dwarf goats. We continue having too much fun as my hubby now loves to make home made fudge, icecream, and butter, while I enjoy making Feta, mozzarella, and Ricotta cheeses. In the Spring of 2016 I started a soap and lotion hobby. As with everything here, the soaps, lotions, body creams, body butters, sugar scrubs, and dead sea salt scrubs have really taken off so we put an addition of the barn this summer. There is nothing more gratifying than what you can do with your quality Nigerian Dwarf goats. and the MORE SPACE in the ADDITION.....MORE GOATS!!!!!!! .we have purchased ONE OF THE TOP HERDS in the NATION!!!!!!!! .The J-Nels Herd!
2016 marked the first time ever for us to compete at the ADGA NATIONALS- Harrisburg, PA-(see Accomplishment Page) All I have to say is, "WOW, what a rewarding experience. We went in as an unknown "nobody", came out as "SOMEBODY"! We couldn't be more proud of our Herd! We participated in 2017 and 2018 as well, but these next couple years they will be out of reach for us, clear on the west coast.
2018 and 2019 we made the decision to start selling the foundation animals that provided us with the amazing genetics to make our own Udderly Topnotch herd. This was really tough to do. But, it is time to US. I hoarded offspring, to make sure we could evaluate well, before deciding only to keep the final few Udderly Topnotch. In 2018 I retained 8 jr girls and several boys, which have been cut back now. In 2019, i really went overboard by keeping 15 girls and 5 boys. But as we parted with the boys over the last 3 years, many of them have been collected and remain with us, "On Ice." Currently, we have 17 bucks, some ours, a few that semen was purchased....all in the tank...which is comforting. Parting with does, is not so easy. This next years cuts will be very difficult.....as we love all our girls so much, but we simply cant keep that many in the same age group.