In Loving Memory of
HOW WE GOT
STARTED RAISING PYGMY GOATS.
Willie was the reason we fell in love with pygmy
goats. We purchased him in the fall of 1992, when he
was only 9 days old. He was a bottle baby, of
course, and we raised him "inside" our home until he
was 6 months old. We lived in Indiana and since we
bought him in the late fall, it was too cold for him
to be outside! Yes, my utility room looked more like
a barn and unfortunately, I was not able to potty
train him. I was fortunate to have a very
understanding husband who loved him as much as I, so
we were all able to survive the winter together. In
the spring when we finally moved him into the barn,
we had to buy him some friends so he wouldn't be
lonely. We purchased a few "girls" and it wasn't
long before our herd was growing! I always loved it
how whenever you would call out his name,
"Will-e-e-e-e", he would lift up his head and look
at you and start "baa-a-a-ing" back. You can't make
me believe he didn't know his name.
He taught us a lot! He had diarrhea when he was little. All the
tests our vet did came back negative, but he
continued to have diarrhea. We finally located an
old time Vet (one that didn't have an office, but
would either give advice or make house calls -
without outrageous fees!) who told us it sounded
like he was allergic to the formula we were feeding
him. He directed us to get some pure cows milk (unpasturized)
from a dairy. Willie's diarrhea cleared up in less
than 24 hours. We learned early how hard it is to
find a vet who likes and knows/understands goats.
Bless you Doc Oliver! We lost Willie when he was
only 7 years old and we still miss him dearly.
PRIME ENTERS OUR LIVES &
STEALS OUR HEARTS!
the fall of 2000, we decided to purchase registered pygmy goats. We had no
other plans, except to improve our stock with "registered" pygmy goats. We
first purchased a few brood does from Sue Kerous (thanks Sue) and a couple
does from Pat & Melanie Lewis (thanks Pat & Melanie). I next started
searching the internet for a buck. I knew from my readings that he would be
the foundation of my herd and I needed to be very selective and look for a
nice buck with good pedigree. I had e-mailed Jamie White and she told me of
a little buck she had. We made arrangements to go to her home and see this
little buck. Prime entered our lives that day and he never let us down.
TRIPLES with EMMA