Kicking S Farms

Winterset, Iowa

(515) 468-9021

Email: kickingsfarms@yahoo.com


Kicking S Farms was formalized in 2014 when Justin and I (Sarah) registered with the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. We bought our first Nigerian Dwarf Goats in April and quickly followed with 2 Nubian Goats. I'm not sure how we acquired the other 10, ha ha, but they all came pretty fast. We are excited to get back to nature and live within our means. Our intention is to milk our goats for us to drink and make cheese. I would also like to make our own soap and sell a little to help with the costs of our goats. We will also be selling Nigerian Dwarfs and Nubian goats every spring. We have 2 small girls, Carson and Tegan, and are excited for them to show their own goats in the local 4H group in a couple years. My husband and I are working on different ways to re-use things on our farm that have been here for decades. Check out our barn board creations. Honey bees is going to be our 2015 project. Honey bees have been a big part in my father and grandfather's lives and I am excited to start learning all their tricks and trades. We are constantly growing, changing and trying to do better.

Our Goats

We bought our first two goats on a whim after being teased for years by my father about being a goat milker. Maybe that's what I should be doing? I quit working to stay home with my two daughters. After a year of being home I decided maybe my dad was right, goats. Eight more goats arrived on our farm in May from Colorado Springs. Turns out my dad likes goats too, who knew? My father and mother selected and bottle fed six of them for a few weeks before they could make the trip to Iowa. Once they arrived we quickly figured out that keeping the Nigerian Dwarfs in the lot would require a better fence. Someone told us that keeping in Nigerian Dwarfs was "like fencing in mosquitos" and after a few days we agreed. It took a couple rolls of chicken wire to fill the gaps until a new woven wire fence could be put in place. After that it was just the gates that needed chicken wire and even the gap between the gate and post needed filled but they now stay in, well, most of the time.

BucksDoesBucklingsDoelingsKidding
Branch
Anna
   
Half Hour
Clarabelle
   
Half Pint
Columbine
   
Harris
Dice
   
Hubert
Elsa
   
Humphrey
Half And Half
   
Kristoff
Half Brown
   
Mickey
Half Lemon
   
Skip-Bo
Merida
   
Star
Milkdud
   
 Minnie
   
 Mulan
   
 Orange Blossom
   
 Rapunzel
   
 Starburst
   
 Sunshine
   
 Taffy
   
 Tetris
   
 Tulip
   
 Twister
   

Products Made From Goat Milk

Currently we are making and selling goat soap. This soap is a special blend of our goat's milk and other natural ingredients. I am a beginner so we are still trying out different recipes and will soon be adding fragrances and other natural ingredients.

Barn Board Creations

One of our many hobbies is to make and sell old barn board signs. Most of these signs are made to order so you can have the saying you want. Or you can select from some of our premade signs. Justin is also an expert in building with reclaimed boards. Each new thing he makes is bigger and better than the last.

Farm Fresh Eggs

We have some laying hens that are presently giving us more eggs than we can consume. Would you like some farm fresh eggs?