Sugarplum Dairy was established in Floresville, Texas with an initial herd of Spanish does and one Nubian doe. A friend of ours once told us that if you think you know something (or everything) get some goats and you'll have a whole new road of learning ahead. He was right! We realized that goats will quickly grow on you, and can quickly drive you nuts. We also realized we had been missing out on some good entertainment at watching the kids romp and stomp around the hills and dales.
Our goat kids are dam-raised and kept with the herd in order to best instill a "goat mentality." We do like friendly goats, but goats raised by people on a bottle sometimes do not know how to be goats. It is absolutely possible to raise a tame goat without bottle-feeding! Young bucklings are sometimes available for sale, but are generally sold at market. We leave the horns intact. Did you know that the horns help to act as shock-absorbers during head butting? It is also thought that the horns help the goat to keep cool in hot climates by circulating blood through them, much like an elephant's ears.
With some of the wonderful bloodlines that we have collected, we also intend to offer dairy goat kids for sale, and possibly trained first-year milk goats for folks interested in supplying their own needs. If you are interested in the Dairy goats, please be sure to sign up for updates and let us know!
Proverbs 27: 23-27
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
Job 5: 22-23
You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the beasts of the earth. For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.