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Goats are our staple red meat. We started raising goats in 2005, with two pure-bred does: an Alpine (Nermal) and a Boer (Lilly). Lilly was mated with an unrelated pure-bred Alpine buck the first season, producing our first farm-born goat, a male named Hector. The next season, Nermal was mated with an unrelated pure-bred Alpine buck, producing two males named Bacchus and Pan, and Lilly was mated with Hector, producing a male and female named Tootsie and Epona. This collection of goats was the genesis of our herd.

In 2014 we refreshed our bloodline by bringing in an unrelated Alpine buck, Gruff; he was born in January of 2014 and was the sole sire for all of the goats born in 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Top to bottom: Boo and Epona II (Lilly's son and daughter, respectively, by Rincbeen, both at 23 days old) and Icarus (Nermal's son by Rincbeen, at 16 days old) play King of the Mountain on an A-frame shelter.
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Left to Right: Yin and Yang, Nermal's daughter and son in her fourth season, respectively, at one day old.
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Nermal and her two kids Yang (left) and Yin (right) in her fourth season, both at one day old.
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Yang, Nermal's son in her fourth season, at one day old.
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Yin, Nermal's daughter in her fourth season, at one day old.
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Lil Thing, Epona II's first kid, a daughter, at 2 days old.
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Epona II and her first kid Lil Thing, a daughter, at 2 days old.
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Yin, Nermal's daughter in her fourth season, at one day old.
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Rincbeen, Lilly's only son from her third season, at two years and one week old.
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Boo, Lilly's son by Rincbeen in her fourth season, at 16 months old.  Photo (c) Theresa Swenson 2010.
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Icarus, Nermal's son by Rincbeen in her third season, at 16 months old.  Photo (c) Theresa Swenson 2010.
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Icarus, Nermal's son by Rincbeen in her third season, at 16 months old.  Photo (c) Theresa Swenson 2010.
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