Merry Christmas! Evergreen View Farm's U-Cut tree fields are now open to all who wish to carry on the wonderful tradition of cutting down your own tree! Visit the farm's website at www.evergreenviewfarm.weebly.com and Facebook Page for hours and further details. The goat kids are enjoying the attention from their new fan club. Wishing everyone peace & joy this holiday season.
In late summer we planted radishes as a cover crop where the new garden will be next spring. This root crop benefits the soil, adding organic matter and preventing erosion. It also benefits goats. The herd chomped on the crunchy fresh greens every day this fall. The roots when fully developed also provide a tasty winter treat. Crunch crunch.
|Tug Hill - best place on earth|
|the little ones - Coco, Kaia, Katima, & Charlotte|
|hard at work - grazing|
|Calantha posing for the camera|
|the big ones - Trillium, Cala, Calantha, & Kizzy|
|Cala and her daughter Calantha (last spring's baby)|
|Kizzy approves the clover|
Last fall, Christine from Capsand Creamery in Vermont contacted me to discuss the potential of buying a blue-eyed buckling from Sugar Moon Kizzy/God's Love James. I was excited about this and, wanting to bring new blood into my own herd, wondered if she would trade a buckling from her herd for one from mine. The answer was "Yes!" So in the Spring, both of us awaited kidding time with expectation.... and Kizzy and Andromeda kidded healthy vigorous bucklings! When the boys were weaned, Christine traveled here to Northern New York from Vermont and the trade was made. Capsand Creamery Walker and Sweet Land Levi have been growing well this summer and both have the calm and endearing personalities I treasure in Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats.....
Sweet Land Levi
Capsand Creamery Walker
~ Peanut Butter
~ Maple Nut
~ Adirondack Rocky Road
~ Chocolate Mint
~ Chocolate & Peanut Butter Layered
~ Tug Hill Sweet Treat
Fudge will be available again during the Christmas Season at Evergreen View Christmas Tree Farm, as well as our new line of farmstead goat's milk soap! :)
If you have never tried goat's milk fudge you are in for a real treat. Our homemade fudge is made with care, from scratch. We use simple, pure ingredients including pure cane sugar, real butter, and pure vanilla extracts. It is preservative-free, and does not contain corn syrup, marshmallow fluff, confectioners sugar, or artificial fats/flavorings. Each batch is made fresh, in small quantities.
Nigerian Dwarf goats produce the best milk for this goat's milk fudge. Fudge made with goat's milk is authentically creamy and rich: it does not change the flavor, only the consistency. We use only milk produced by our own small herd of goats and pay strict attention to their diet and health, so that you get the best tasting milk in your fudge. Each small batch is individually cooked on the stovetop, hand-stirred, and formed into a block and cut.
Fudge should be stored in an airtight container. Goat's milk fudge is naturally soft. Storing it in the refrigerator will keep it a firmer consistency and extend the shelf life of this preservative-free fudge. Fudge can also be put into the freezer for longer-term storage so that you will have plenty of time to enjoy it. Flavors are available in 1/4 and 1/2 lb bricks, wrapped in ecofriendly and food-safe cellophane.
Ingredients (Chocolate): Pure Cane Sugar, Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Cocoa Powder, Butter, Pure Vanilla Extract
Ingredients (Peanut Butter): Pure Cane Sugar, Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Natural Peanut Butter, Butter, Pure Vanilla Extract
Ingredients (Chocolate/Peanut Butter): Pure Cane Sugar, Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Peanut Butter, Cocoa Powder, Butter, Pure Vanilla Extract
Ingredients (Maple Nut): Pure Cane Sugar, Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Butter, Walnuts, Pure Maple Extract
Ingredients (Rocky Road): Pure Cane Sugar, Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Cocoa Powder, Butter, Peanuts, Marshmallows, Pure Vanilla Extract
Ingredients (Chocolate Mint): Pure Cane Sugar, Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Cocoa Powder, Butter, Pure Peppermint Extract
Ingredients (Sweet Treat): Pure Cane Sugar, Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Cocoa Powder, Butter, Vanilla & Maple Extracts
|the sweet & gentle Capsand Creamery Walker|
|Goat's Milk Soap has superior moisturizing properties|
|I could definitely become addicted to Christine's sea salt caramels!|
The tasks of kidding time include bottle feeding, disbudding, castrating, vaccinating, and tattooing for registration. We spend lots of time with the baby kids to ensure they are friendly with humans and well-mannered. They also learn to eat hay and grain and drink water from a pail by modeling the older herd members. We want to ensure that each kid has the best possible start in life. All kids we sell are disbudded, vaccinated for CDT, come with registration papers (if applicable), and wethered (for castrated males/pets) no sooner than 8 weeks.
Spring Kids 2014
April 12, 2014 (Calantha: 2 bucklings, 1 doeling)
“Charlotte” doeling. Blonde with white markings. Blue eyes. (Retained)
Wether1 - Castrated Male. Orange with white markings, frosted ears. Blue eyes. (Sold)
Wether2- Castrated Male. Black, white, tan. Brown eyes. (Sold)
April 14, 2014 (Kizzy: 1 buckling, 2 doelings)
“Levi” buckling. Brown, black dorsal stripe, random white markings. Blue eyes. (Sold)
“Katima” doeling. Orange with gray moonspots. Blue eyes. (Retained)
“Kaia” doeling. Orange with random white markings, frosted ears and muzzle. Blue eyes. (Retained)
May 4, 2014 (Calabash: 1 buckling, 2 doelings)
“Cinnamon” buckling. Solid orange. Brown eyes. (Sold)
- “Coco” doeling. Copper with black markings. Blue eyes. (Retained)
- “Claire” doeling. Orange with white markings. Frosted ears. Blue eyes. (Sold)
What's Included in the Sale
Each doeling and buckling comes with their own completed & signed application for AGS registration. Your goat will receive a tattoo in each ear for AGS registration & identification purposes. Kids will be disbudded (horn buds removed). Each kid will receive probiotics, vitamin & mineral supplements, and herbal dewormer while under our care. Kids will receive a CDT vaccination at 4 & 8 wks of age. Samples of Purina goat chow and hay will be provided at pickup. Kids will be weaned & eating/drinking on their own prior to release (at 8-10 wks). Hooves will be trimmed. I can demonstrate hoof trimming at pickup if requested. All goats will receive beneficial probiotics prior to leaving to aid with the stresses associated with travel. We are here to help with any questions before, as well as after the sale. We welcome any updates & photo's of the kids in their new loving homes!
|Sweet Land Charlotte|
This is the spring of triplets for Sweet Land Nigerians. 7 out of 9 of the babies have blue eyes, and 5 are girls. Even first-year Calantha kidded 3 babies. Her blonde-colored spitfire Charlotte has become an unexpected favorite. Kizzy followed soon after with a handsome, robust buckling and - hallelujah - 2 beautiful vigorous doelings. After a long run of males, it was worth the wait - Katima “powerful daughter” and Kaia “wise little one.” Needless to say, we have high expectations for the milking capabilities of these girls next spring, a combination of their dam Kizzy and sire James. Their strong and smart personalities have secured places in our hearts. We hope the calm and steady buckling Levi will make a strong sire someday.
Finally, Calabash kidded triplets as well, 2 cute little doelings and a bonus buckling. Like all Cala’s kids, they have sweet personalities with a bit of mischief mixed in. Trillium will have her time in the spotlight later this year, paired with James in preparation for another lactation. We are thankful all mamas and babies are healthy. The pregnant mamas came through this winter of transitions with vigor and spunk, and proved again what versatile creatures goats are. What better way to enjoy spring and the reward of hard work and dedication, in the sweet personalities and sparkly eyes of baby goats!
|Capsand Creamery Trillium enjoying spring pasture|
|Cala and daughter Calantha grazing the new grass|
|beautiful Kaia and handsome Levi|
|Sugar Moon Calabash|
|Kaia "wise little one"|
|Katima and Charlotte soaking up the sunshine|
|learning to graze|
|Sweet Land Calantha|
|Kaia figures out how to eat grass|
|Sugar Moon Kizzy|