Education @ J&M Hideaway Farm

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As our herd grew and our children began to be interested in 4-H activities and showing, we investigated oppurtunities for them. However, there were no organized 4-H livestock/dairy goat clubs in our area. In the fall of 2012, our county held its first ever dairy goat show at the Rowan County Fair. We worked with our children and 6 other kids to prepare goats for the show. The children practiced with their goats twice a week for two months, spent a day at the farm, and prepared a poster to display at the fair. We had so much fun and the children worked very hard. As a result, we started a Dairy Goat 4-H club in January of 2013.

This year we have had 9 children participate in our club. They are worked through the first 4-H dairy goat booklet and helped with various goat tasks on the farm. They have learned about nutrition, weighing, kidding, kid care and vaccinations. We have kept the group fairly small to provide quality hands-on activities. For the fall, the children are again preparing for the local show. After the show season, we will begin preparing their 4-H project books.

It has been a blessing to us to work with these children and hopefully give them a glimpse of life on the farm that many may not be able to get any other way.

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“Our herd consists quality single breed Nubian does and sires that are primarily homegrown rather than bought. Our focus is on raising our goats in a natural and sustainable manner.”

For Sale

“We list all active farm, creamery, and goat inventory for sale within. We are also taking reservations for 2014 kids as we finalize our breeding plans. ”

Education

“We had so much fun and the children worked very hard. As a result, we started a Dairy Goat 4-H club in January of 2013. This year we have had 9 children participate in our club. ”