In 2008 we bought our first Fainting goats, Daisy May and Peggy Sue. I had them only a few days and I knew that I loved them and wanted to buy a Buck and breed the girls. In 2010 Peggy Sue kidded and had triplets, it was amazing, I had seen Cats, Dogs, Horses give birth, but this was incredible they were so adorable. It was after that I knew I wanted to try and raise fainting goats and sell them. Then I found Acres of Fun "Becky Smith" and I purchased two Doeling's from her and a Beautiful Breeding Buck "Big Jake". I became instant friends with Becky - I called her my goat Whisperer and she helped me any time I called with questions and I had plenty. When raising goats you need someone like Becky in your corner to always be a click or phone call away, and she was that for me. I thank her so much for all the help over the years and her sincere friendship.
In 2010 we sold one of our first Fainter Kids, and I found out how hard it is to part with them. Lots of tears, but the feeling of them going to a good home is so rewarding. That is a big important step to make sure they go to a great loving home. I have turned away a few customers, you just know, and the ones that wanted them for meat, I found out fast how to turn them away. Over the years I have met so many beautiful families. I love when they stay in touch with me and send photos of the goats they bought from us it makes my day every time I receive one.
I wish more than anything, that I could be 57 instead of 67, and with good health that would be nice also. With that I would have my breeding herd that I had. I have loved all my breeding goats that I have had in the past, I still have most of them they are retired and will stay here on the farm until they go to heaven. Let me mention them: Peggy Sue, Reba, Miss Kitty, Ashley, Dixie Chick, Cher, and Dottie - all of these amazing Fainter Does have given us beautiful kids over the years. Such enjoyment and smiles and love they all have brought. That is why I can't part with them, they deserve my love and care through out there entire life. We will keep several Fainters in 2023, to Love and enjoy every day.
I also wish that I had found the Moonspotted genetics sooner, because now I have the breeding herd I want and now I have to part with most of them. I'm totally addicted to the Moonspotted Fainters. It's such a wonder of all the spots and colors that come with that. So if anyone is loving that genetic like I do - I recommend go for that in your herd if you are just starting out, you will not be disappointed. I want to mention my beauties by name: Saturn, Pandora, Twilight, Eclipse of the Moon, Heaven's to Betsy, Tiny Bubbles, Little Neptune, Elara, and Polka Dotty's. These Does are incredible I'm so very proud of them all and I better mention the beautiful Moonspotted Breeding Bucks: Bocephus, Galileo and Saturday Night Special - All very handsome. It was very hard to part with so many of them.
I want to thank GOD most of all for bringing the Fainting Goats into my heart and home. They have brought such joy into our lives that I can never thank him enough in my prayers.
In closing I just want to say THANK GOD FOR FAINTING GOATS!!!!!