John Wilcox & Donna Williams
Kimball Farm consists of approximately 80 acres on Route 105 in Windsor, Maine. The name "Kimball" is from John's paternal great grandmother's family who at one time owned both sides of the road. John has used the land as a home for cattle and horses. Currently, he provides a home for two retired Belgian draft horses. Both horses came with the name Dan but they seem to know who we mean when we call.
A year ago John started thinking about having other animals around. He was looking into the area of "minis", whether it be horses,cattle or anything else. Then, at Fryeburg Fair in 2005, we saw a goat which was differed from anything we had seen. That started our interest in Boer goats! By February of 2006, we had purchased two, in April another came home and the rest is history. We are looking forward to our first kids in May/June this year..
David & Brenda Arsenault
Mountain View Farm is our home in Norridgewock, Me. It is 50 acres of field and woods with a wonderful view of the mountains. Our goats have about 20 acres fenced with plenty of grasses and woods for browsing.
Raising goats is a great learning experience. We have learned so much over the past six years about goats behaviour, permanent pasture and best of all the kidding.
We have 43 goats right now. We have to try to keep the numbers down for winter shelter. Our goats get their own stall, plenty of hay, grain, kelp, fresh water and lots of love.
Jim & Judy Bradley
Crooked Creek Farm is a small farm in Washington, Maine. It is not only our home but the home of our beautiful Boer buck "The Jazz Man ". A few years ago we saw some Boer does and decided that they would make great pets. We purchased three does which we had bred and along came the Jazz Man. He slowly created a small herd for us that we enjoyed taking care of and at every oppurtunity took them to the fair to show. It was with great pride that we displayed our ribbons and told our tales to our friends.
Nearly two years later, A friend invited us to visit her farm along with some of our new goat friends. They had a cook out and offered us goat chops, potted goat roast and goat chili. YES, we ate our first goat meat that day and have eaten it many times since.
This past fall Jim & I added 15 percentage boer does to our herd. Our herd will always remain small. They have ample acreage to browse and a barn where they always are treated with loving care.
The coffee pot is on and visitors are welcome.