*Fall/Winter 2020 News*Rocky Ridge Ranch is making plans for 2021 Agritourism!
* Rocky Ridge Ranch/Triple R Caprines is a raw milk farm; we are currently working on our 2021 licensing with ISDA as a certified raw milk producer in Idaho. Stay tuned.
Follow our Rocky Ridge Ranch Facebook page! This is the first place that we post information regarding sales of livestock; We currently have one ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf buck available. Also ADGA registered alpines; doelings and milkers. We periodically have wethers for sale as pack goats or someone who needs a lap goat! All of our 2021 goats will be tested for CAE/CL/Johnnes diseases with records available. Kids are available now for reservation, due beginning March 2021.
Our ranch began when we first met a llama at the county fair. We were taken in by how tall they were, and by how calm they were. We made some inquiries, and soon my kids were enrolled in the 4H program showing llamas! Shortly thereafter, we acquired our first llama, Indian Peaks Trident, at a silent auction during a llama show. Suddenly, we were the owners of ‘livestock’. We couldn’t keep him at our house in the suburbs, so we looked into property. That led to a 5 acre ranchette in Elizabeth, Colorado. Within the first year, we added more llamas and chickens. We found a nice 35 acre parcel close by, but soon realized that with the scarcity of water and constant drought conditions in Colorado, we would need to relocate.
In 2017, we decided that it would be great fun to live closer to more of our family. We have recently re-located to a property in Nampa, Idaho. A big change, we have 7 acres to play with.
Our family is conscious of the foods we eat and where they come from; this led us into the goat world. We did a little searching and found out the many benefits to owning our own dairy goats. We now milk at least 5 does a year, make our own cheeses and goat milk soap! Becky is experimenting with all kinds of Goat Cheese recipes; the family favorite is Goat Cheese Truffles and a pound cake made with goat cheese! Roy is a chocolatier and baker of exquisite creations that are delicious!
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The barnyard leads to many other fun activities. Becky was a 4H leader in Elbert & Douglas Counties in Colorado. She led a local community club, as well as the Llama & Alpaca project group and Heritage Arts projects. Now a Camelid Project leader in Ada County, she will be co-supervising the Llama/Alpaca show at the Western Idaho Fair this August.
Coming soon: Covid-19 has put a damper on many of our plans, so we are taking this time to renovate and repair the property, and hope to be geared up by Summer 2021 for our Agritourism endeavors! Check back for updates! Farm tours and internships may be available.