WE HAVE STARTED A RESERVATION LIST FOR 2015. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THAT LIST FOR FALL OF 2014 AND SPRING OF 2015. WE WILL HAVE BABIES STARTING IN OCTOBER THROUGH THE END OF MAY.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened"
"Becky Sue" She is the one that made me fall in love with the fainting goats. She is and always will be my favorite doe. I have retained a few of her daughters. She will be retired after spring 2014 kidding. I want her to be around a long time yet, so that is the reason I will retire her from kidding. She has given me some beautiful babies.
Welcome to our small hobby farm located in Medford, Wisconsin. On our little hobby farm we raise Fainting goats, Silky Fainting goats, pygmy goats and miniature donkeys. We didn't start out with all of these critters, it all began with a pygmy goat named "Griffin" and a very wonderful horse named "Unbreakable Victory"(Vic for short). They were my daughters 4H projects. We also started out with "Bear" our cocker/beagle mix dog. Griffin, Vic and Bear have since passed away but they are never forgotten.
We truly love our animals and hope you will too. Every effort is taken to prevent disease and promote happy healthy animals. Come visit awhile and check out some of our breeding stock and for sale page. Visitors to our farm are always welcome. Just drop us a line or give us a phone call to set up a convenient time to come visit.
Strangers are just friends we haven't met yet!!!!
Thank you for visiting our hobby farm on the web. Please contact us with any questions or comments.
Roger and Bonnie Olson W5940 Pleasant Ave. Medford, WI 54451 715-965-2229 E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
AlL OF OUR GOATS ARE REGISTERED WITH THE MGR OR THEY HAVE BEEN SENT IN TO BE REGISERED. SOME ARE DOUBLE REGISTERED WITH THE IFGA.
Fainting goats are a wonderful breed! We started raising fainting goats in 2006. Please browse our website and check out all the wonderful animals we have. All of our fainting goats are current on vaccinations, hoof trimming and worming.
We started raising pygmy goats in 1998. This is Matilda and Trixie. All of our pygmy goats are current on vaccinations, hoof trimming and worming. All of our pygmys are from our original herd, except for our new additions two years ago of Lucy and Audrey. We have also added a few Nigerian Dwarf goats to our family.
NIGERIAN BABIES 2012
This is our Nubian wether "Gus" He was one of our first goats. Gus is 16 yrs old in this picture which was taken May 2010, we have had Gus ever since he was 2 months old. He is our babysitter for the little ones after weaning.
I took this picture of Gus October 2, 2011 he is starting to show his age but still going strong at 17 yrs old.
GUS PASSED AWAY TODAY 3/4/13. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN 19 YRS OLD THIS SUMMER. HE WILL BE MISSED. WE GOT GUS WHEN HE WAS 2 MONTHS OLD. HE WAS A FRIEND FOR MY DAUGHTER'S PYGMY GOAT GRIFFIN WHICH WAS HER FAIR PROJECT. WE LOST GRIFFIN TO URINARY CALCULI BEFORE WE KNEW VERY MUCH ABOUT GOATS. NOW GRIFFIN AND GUS ARE TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN. WHEN WE USED TO HAVE THE PETTING ZOO HE WAS ONE OF THE FAVORITES. HE WAS SUCH A PART OF OUR FARM, HE GREW UP WITH OUR CHILDREN THAT ARE NOW 28 AND 25. IT WILL NOT BE THE SAME AROUND HERE NOW THAT HE HAS GONE. WHENEVER WE HAD RETURN BUYERS OR FAMILY STOP BY THEY WOULD ASK "IS GUS STILL HERE" AND I WOULD CALL HIM AND HE WOULD ANSWER ME AND COME OUT TO SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE. I AM SURE HE HAS A SPECIAL PLACE OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. WELOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU GUS. REST IN PEACE MY OLD FRIEND. THE PICTURE BELOW IS THE LAST PICTURE I HAVE OF GUS, THIS WAS TAKEN LAST FALL(2012). HE WAS ENJOYING THE SUN THAT DAY!
"Gracey" and her 2011 jenny "Gerty"
"Tootsie" with her 2014 jenny
In loving memory of"Bear"My husband was doing a remodel job for some people and she was the last of two puppies that they couldn't find a home for and they were going to shoot her. We brought her home, she was six months old when she came home with us and she passed away at 21 yrs old in 2006. She was my constant companion. I miss her terribly and she can never be replaced. Bear is 19 yrs old in this picture.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." -Unknown
OUR HELPERS AROUND THE FARM:
"Dutch" He came to live with us in 2007 he was found starving in a culvert and we brought him home. He was 3 months old.
"Sonny" our miniature dachshund and "Gabby" our Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Their job is to keep the barn cats in line. But in this picture I guess their job today is to relax in the sun!
Great Pyrenees and Bernese Mountain Dog mix."Dorie"
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" -Roger Caras
"Sadie" Where ever I go Sadie is not to far behind.
Baby pygmy goats playing
This used to be my daughters playhouse, now it is my tack and feed room.