ROCKING R FARMS
ROCKING R FARMS
We are a working farm. As you drive up to the barn, you will pass pastures with cattle, horses and emus grazing on the green grass.
Near the Farmhouse, we also have child-friendly goats. You and/or your children may receive a tour through the property to meet, pet and feed some of our farm animals. You will learn about their breeds, watch their antics, and learn their names and personalities. If you are lucky, you may even get a loving, gentle nudge from one of our miniature goats!
If you like to get your hands into rich farm soil, we also have a resident Maricopa County Master Gardener who will offer gardening classes in our commercial greenhouse starting October 2020.
Miracle is a female Nigerian Dwarf goat and one of the newest additions to the farm. She truly is a little Miracle.
When Miracle was born March 5, she was barely breathing and her mom had rejected her. The owner of the goat farm wasn’t home, so Ray rushed over to keep her alive. I arrived soon after and worked on her. Once she was breathing a bit easier, I wrapped her up in my arms and rushed her home.
I really thought I was taking little Miracle home to die, but she has shown that she is a strong little goat. I fed her milk with a syringe every 30 minutes and kept her on my chest so she could hear a heartbeat. Through the night, I watched her breathe and stroked her with a cloth to stimulate her. I waited and hoped she had the strength to survive.
By mid-morning, she took her first sips from a baby bottle. Only then did I believe that she might make it. Within a few days, she was running in the yard with another newborn, Bambi. To see her play and explore the plants, you’d never know that she almost didn’t survive.
Our little Miracle showed everyone that she has more spunk than we gave her credit for.
When you come to the farm, make sure you stop by to meet this playful little girl. Miracle is the one with little black “boots” on her feet. She is clever and mischievous, so keep an eye on your shoelaces.
Bambi is also a Nigerian Dwarf goat who was born on February 27, exactly one week before Miracle.
She has the face and coloring of a gentle fawn, and the longest eyelashes, so Robyn named her Bambi. Her sweet personality will be evident the moment you hear her bleats as she greets you in the yard she shares with Miracle.
Like Miracle, Bambi had a rough start. When she was born, she couldn’t suckle. She wasn’t able to create the tight connection to draw milk from her momma. I took her home to bottle feed her. Oh, her momma cried out when Bambi left. It was the only way Bambi would survive, however.
For the first few days, I had to squeeze milk out of the bottle’s nipple for her to drink. It was an exciting moment when she finally latched on and from then on, she wouldn’t stop! In fact, she still bumps against me, asking for a bottle, when I visit her.
Bambi is the cuddler of the two. She loves to push up against you, asking that you stroke her neck and itch her back. If you are really good at it, she may even close her eyes as she relishes your touches.
Both of these little girls had a rough start in life, but their constant contact with people have made them very friendly and gentle little goats.
And by the way, Bambi is trained to be a ring bearer for weddings! If you want Bambi in your wedding party, mention it when you book your wedding.
Rocking R Farms
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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