Nomad Nubians began in 1995 when I gathered my first herd of Nubian goats. In the summer of 1996, I packed up my old Ford pickup with camping gear, and loaded the 5 goats in the back of the truck, which had a canopy on it. This became the goats' house for the summer. The goats and I spent the summer at a "primitive skills school" in the mountains near Grangeville, Idaho. My friends and I lived in tipis, brush shelters, tents, campers, and a big "earthlodge" that we built. We spent our days learning and practicing skills such as brain-tanning deer hides, friction fire, and identifying edible and medicinal plants. The goats were right at home. They followed me around, grazing on the brush, just doing whatever I did. When I sat down at the big bonfire every evening with my friends, the goats would all lie down around the fire with me, until I got up. I became known as "The Goat Lady", and I've been a goat lady ever since!
Through the years, I have retained breeding stock that are strong milkers, easy to hand milk, and are excellent udder and body conformation. I strive for show quality animals. I also have a preference for spots, so I usually have a selection of spotted Nubians. I have been practicing CAE prevention since 1996. Kids are bottle raised on heat-treated colostrum and pasteurized goat milk. My herd is also negative for CL.
In 2009, I decided to branch out a little with several other breeds, and now I am experimenting with a few Sables and Mini Nubians.
I am trying out several breeds of miniature cattle. Right now I have a PDCA Dexter cow and her PDCA heifer calf, a Lowline/Dexter belted cow, & a top quality registered Jersey heifer named Lily, who will be bred to awesome Jersey & Mini Jersey bulls, using A.I. I am very excited about my mini cattle! I also keep a mixed flock of chickens that lay colorful eggs. I've tried many pure breeds, & I've found that Ameraucanas & crossbred egg layer breeds are my favorites. They are the most reliable layers. I get blue/green, olive green, chocolate, light brown, & cream colored eggs from my Ameraucanas, Cream Legbars, Frizzles, and "Olive Egger" chickens. I enjoy using and sharing colorful eggs. In 2017, I mail ordered chicks of a new breed called "Whiting True Blues" from a hatchery in Iowa, along with a few Welsummers.
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