Welcome to Little Avalon Farm, the Washington state home of ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf Goats and livestock guardian dogs. We’re located near Spokane, WA and have been raising dairy goats for our own milk needs—and just because we love them!—since 2008.
We bought our first registered Nigerian Dwarf in 2010 and the obsession was born. We now have about 20 does (who’s counting?) and their accompanying livestock guardian dogs. We also offer started and young Maremma, Anatolian and registered Karakachan livestock guardian dogs, born, raised and thriving with the goats.
We are Rob, Megan and four kids Kutchman. Our little farm in Addy, WA, is a dream come true. Lush bottomland, rolling hills and plenty of natural grazing for our herd make it the perfect place to raise goats. Rob works a “real job” while Megan works from home, homeschooling, authoring, homesteading and raising goats. It’s a full life and we embrace every moment of it.
Sustainable, holistic management has been the driving focus of our herd since the beginning. Our goats are, in a sense, emergency food storage on the hoof, but they’re so much more than that. We use no conventional treatments in the management of our herd. Goats are fed natural sources of unsprayed hay and whole grains, plus unlimited grazing during the growing season.
The ideal goat we breed and select very specifically for has excellent mothering skills, strong feet, ability to thrive in our management system and, most importantly, ease of hand milking. If we can’t milk our does by hand, how will we fare should the milk machine not work? We want our goats to be all of these things and strive to have excellent conformation. It’s a tall order, but we’re happy with the results we’re seeing.
We gladly participate in ADGA’s Linear Appraisal program, believing the data can help both our buyers and our own breeding choices. Our whole herd is tested through WADDL each year for CAE. We have sporadically tested for Johne’s, Q-Fever and CL in the past, always with negative results.
Meet the Herd
I try to present all information possible on each and every goat. Further information can be found by looking up each goat’s ADGA ID in the ADGA Genetics database. Here is the complete list of does in our breeding program, and here are the current bucks we use. You can see the breeding schedule as well, to get an idea of due dates and pairings. Always feel free to reach out through the Contact form if you have questions not answered within the website, or just because. I’m always happy to talk goats. 😉
Nigerian Dwarf Goats for Sale
We kid mostly in February each year and kids will be posted and available on the corresponding year’s kid page – 2020 kids for example. We also keep a general For Sale page for adults and livestock guardian dogs that may come available throughout the year. I usually have a tentative list of “go does” in my head as well, so if you’re interested in one not listed, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to ask.
I hope you’ll enjoy the visit here. In addition to specific goat pages, I also post occasionally to a blog about various goat health, care and business topics. Take a look around, follow us on Facebook and reach out if you have any questions or comments.