I first started Wood 'N Valley as a meat goat farm in 2004 when I was
13 years old. Now, I have a dairy doe and 2 meat does.
My first year in goats, I purchased a doe from my 4-H leader that, when
I showed her at the Linn County Fair, took first in her class. I then also purchased her littermate sister. I
bred them both in their first year. Unfortunately, the next spring, tragedy struck. I accidently left a gate unlatched,
and Miss Loose Lips, one of my mother's does, released everybody into our shop, where all of the grain was kept. The
first doe that I had got bloat, and we were too late to save her. Her sister survived, but died due to kidding problems
a month later.
My same 4-H leader then gave me Cherry, now two years old. Kat Drovdhal,
of the Fir Meadow Lamanchas herd, gave me a certificate and I used it to get Tosha from her, a 50% alpine/50%
boer cross (Thank you, Kat). I bred Tosha that year, holding over Cherry, and and the result: Mosaic and Abraham.
Unfortunately, Abe and Mosey's sire and grandsire both died due to pnuemonia that year so, I gave Abraham to his sire's owner,
but kept Mosey, who is now the prettiest meat goat I've ever had.
I have high hopes for my goats, and for future generations of goats born
in my herd.