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Goats - Spring 2015

                 If you are interested buying animals please contact us to make arrangements for a farm visit. 

    Our Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association Herd ID is FFF and our

USDA Sheep & Goat ID is MEX 0020.  If you acquire animals with these ID's we are the flock of origination and can provide you with additional information about the animals.

    Spring Angora buck, doe, and wether kids will be ready to leave the farm the end of July.

Meat/dairy kids will be ready to leave the farm when they reach 30 pounds - most likely in May.


Tag # Name Description Price
203 Elmer Male meat/dairy cross $75
205 Enzo Male meat/dairy cross $75
204 Ellis Male meat/dairy cross $75
194 Estavan Gray Angora wether out of Kismet $150
195 Evita Gray Angora doe out of Kismet  - SOLD $250
196 Elvis

White Angora wether out of Lizzy

197 Eclipse Gray Angora doe out of Juno - SOLD $250
199 Elton Gray Angora Wether out of Isabella $150
207 Edison White Angora Wether out of Gwenivire $150
  Echo White Angora Wether out of Speckle $150
 Bucks & Does  
170 Ferris Taupe Buck Kid out of Lindsay - yearling $300
156 Gadget Gray yearling doe - 2 year old ready to breed $250
160 Garbo Gray yearling doe - 2 year old - SOLD $250
Goats are social animals and need to be with other pen mates.  
  If introducing goats to an existing flock or herd of goats you must do so   
  with at least 2 at a time.  We only sell single animals under certain
   circumstances, i.e. companion for a single animal (sheep, goat, horse)





We raise a line of multi-colored Cross rabbits for pets, pelts, and meat.  Over the years we have been "playing" with a variety of crosses aiming for easy handling, quick growing, hardy, vigorous, and interesting colored rabbits.  Our current breeding stock includes Satin, Creme D' Argent, Californian, and a specialty 5 way mix doe (she has some Flemish Giant and it shows in the ears) .  The rabbits are fun, easy, and a great source of meat and pleasure.

    These hardy rabbits live outdoors year round next to the garden.  They snack on fresh greens when available and hay off season.  We do not breed during the winter months.  Check out some of our favorite Rabbit Recipes



                                       Draft Goats

    Our first draft goat was Yin - the first colored kid born on our farm in 1995.  Although we thought he was going to be a breeding buck we discovered he had an undescended testicle.  We couldn't part with him, but he had to have a job to earn his keep - he became the Public Relations goat by being trained to pull a cart at fairs and festivals.

    Since then we have had a variety of goats trained to pull in harness and in yoke.  Currently we have a buck team pulling in yoke, a single in harness who is beginning to ground drive and a pair of Boer/dairy cross does beginning in yoke.  Hopefully, next summer I will have at least a pair (maybe two) driving a cart.  Since Angoras are small I never had goats big enough to drive - finally I do so it's onto the next step!

    Anyone interested in using goats for draft - especially in Maine and New Hampshire - for fun, work around the farm, or for exhibition is welcome to contact me.  Below is a list of resources I have gathered with links to various sites for more information.

Draft Goat Resources/Links:


Hoegger Goat Supply

Halters, harnesses, wagons


K-9 Carting

carts, shafts, team poles


Dog Works

lightweight single & double trees/levelers


Quality Llama Products & Alternative Livestock Supply

Halters, bridles, harnesses, carts


Great Goat Gear

Halters, bridles with bits, harnesses



Articles & General Information


Working Goats Website

Packing and draft, many pictures and training tips


Harness Goat Society – Great Britain

Great pictures


Goat Tracks Magazine and American Harness Goat Association


4-H Harness Goat Project

Outstanding information on all aspects training, making equipment, & competitions


DW Farms Harness Goats

Good pictures of team set ups, breast & collar style harnesses


On Line Groups


Harness Goats Yahoo Group Goats/


Cart Wagon Goats Yahoo Group Wagon Goats/