Mini-Hooves Farm is small, goat farm in Limington, Maine. We currently have 16 Nigerian Dwarf goats, and 1 Lamancha. Our herd is an eclectic group of registered, unregistered, rescued, fancy pedigreed goats, polled, dis-budded, and horned goats. Every animal on the farm has a story...from the tiny runt of quintuplets, to the old nanny goat that raises every misfit that comes through the herd, to the super friendly broken horned goat that is everywhere underfoot, to the first two goats born on the farm. Some goats we were given, some goats we bought, and a few were born here on the farm. The one thing they all have in common is the love, time, and commitment we put into each and every one of them.
Nigerian Dwarf goats can produce a surprising amount of milk for such little goats. They can produce up to 2 quarts of milk a day, with some of the top of the line Nigerian Dwarf goats producing even more. Their milk is very creamy, with 6-10% butterfat, and it's also a very sweet milk. We say it tastes like a mixture of half and half and whole milk. When most people think of goat milk they think of a milk that is very strong flavored and "goaty". Nigerian Dwarf milk is absolutely wonderful.
We use the milk from our herd to make Goat Milk Soap and Goat Milk Lotion, which we sell online; at craft fairs; and sometimes at Farmers Markets. We also drink the milk and make an assortment of cheeses for our own indulgence.
Other animals on the Farm:
We have a miniature horse - Rosie, who is in her mid- 20's; our riding horse - Pennie, who is almost 20; and our youngster of the group, a miniature donkey - Elmo, who is not yet 10. We also have chickens, and a Lamancha goat, Winston, who we got in Vermont. He could not walk when we got him, but with a lot of TLC Winston was able to walk, run, and jump quite well, in mere months. Winston has a book written about him, which will hopefully be published in the next year or two.
Spicey 's sire is NC PromisedlLand Jethro Bo-Dean, SS is NC PromisedLand SS Deviant *S; her dam is Old Mountain Farm M E Lou, who's sire is Old Mountain Farm Stag. So she has some very nice genetics behind her. This was her last kidding season, and Spicey blessed the farm with a much wanted buckling to continue her fantastic lines.
Jackie is our 2nd oldest lady in the herd.
Sire: Whitbred Texas Hold 'Em
SS: Old Mountain Farm Card Shark +B
SD: Whitbred Jz Whistler
Dam: Whitbred Jane Doe
DS: Whitbred Made In The Shade
DD: Whitbred Jane Eyre
Jackie is a sweetheart of a girl. She loves her treats. She also loves to put her feet in buckets. It is one of her more unique character traits.
Jackie is due 02/17/20.
Bending Birch Farm was the smallest of quintuplets. Her dam is Old Mountain Farm Diva's Drama 2*M Elite, and her sire is Old Mountain Farm Romeo +B. She is bred to The ManyHands Fennel, and due March 21st.
We are so excited to see what the future holds for her.
Mini-Hooves Farm TinkerBell's sire is Tiny Hill Farm Dude of Thrones +B, and her dam is SGG Tex's Jackalope. She is currently the youngest goat in our herd.
Sierra is one of the first doelings from a breeding with our original buck, Copper. While Sierra is unregistered, she is one of our best milkers. Last year as a first freshener she had triplets. Don't let her horns and the fact that she doesn't have her lineage written down on paper fool you. This lady is a superstar!
We have some unique goats on the farm, and Jasmine is definitely unique. Before we Jasmine came to us, she spent a lot of time by herself, tied up to eat brush. When Jasmine arrived she did not know how to be a goat. Today she is an active member of the herd. "Jazzy" has learned all things goat. Jasmine is also our only polled goat.