Nigerian Dwarf Goats and Gerbils located in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Welcome to Heavenly Heritage Farm....
The home of adorable, homestead sized animals such as Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Dexter Cows and Gerbils!
We were blessed with the opportunity to purchase 5 acres of pasture and some woods behind our house in 2011, so in faith, we went for it! Then my husband’s wonderful parents bought the old farm house attached to that property and joined our homesteading adventure. Our family goals are to enjoy our small homestead to raise HERITAGE breed animals for pets, 4H showing, and food! We have great heritage in our faith, family and farm animals, thus the name …..Heavenly Heritage Farm!
Our 2 daughters started in 4H and decided to show dairy goats. We were attracted to the Nigerian Dwarf heritage breed of goats due to their size, fun personalities, health and heartiness, and of course their sweet milk with high butterfat content for making cheese, goat milk lotion and goat milk soap! They graze in our pasture and woods, as well as enjoy Non GMO grain. The dwarf goats size and personality make it a lot easier for the girls to show in 4H!
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In 2013, our kids adventures began in 4H! Our 10 year old daughter at the time, Macy, won BEST OF SHOW for Dairy Goats at the Knox County Fair as well as First for her age in Skillathon in Dairy Goat and Third place in Showmanship! We were all hooked on the experiences of 4H and raising dairy goats. In 2014, our younger daughter, Lily, won First in her age category in Skillathon for Dairy Goats, Third in First Year Showmanship, Second in Intermediate Kid and Fourth in First Year Pack Goat and has since gone on to win Best of Show and Grand Champion in Pack Goat. We enjoy attending both ADGA shows and our County Fair each summer. As a family, we work hard to raise well socialized and healthy baby goats to sell. In 2017 we had a blast hosting a GOAT YOGA class! We truly believe in the value of "goat therapy".
We also ventured into the heritage breed of DEXTER cows! Dexters are a smaller and dual purpose animal suitable for milking and meat. They are grass fed. We have birthed 5 heifers and 2 bull calves. We have butchered and enjoyed many a meat recipe from our Dexters!