About Our Farm
Welcome to Ronco Farm website! Our small herd of Nubians now make their home on an acreage in the northeast corner of New Mexico. We are very close to the Texas border as well as an easy drive into Colorado or Oklahoma. In summer they serve as milk producers, lawn mowers and weed management. We moved to New Mexico from Nebraska right after Thanksgiving 2013 to an acreage just outside of Tucumcari, New Mexico. We are located about 3 miles from the well known old Highway 66 that used to be a main route across the United States.
My foundation doe came from the purebred Nubian herd, Bloom-N-Nubians, owned by the late Ruth Ann Repenning. I brought Bloom-N-Nubians T Magic Tinker home in the fall of 2006 as she was finishing up her first lactation. Several of my present herd trace back to her. In 2010, I acquired my first herdsire, Magic Dreams Regal Heritage and a yearling doe in her first lactation, Fiddler’s Ridge Nights Lullaby from Guinivere’s Jasper Farm in Iowa. I owe her a huge thank you for 2 great Nubians to continue building and growing for the future here at Ronco Farm. Magic Dreams Regal Heritage aka Harry, has gone to live in Iowa with Phred and Jayne Linn at Linn Farms. Fiddler’s Ridge Nights Lullaby has left her influence in my herd through her grand daughter. These two well bred Nubians gave me a nice foundation for our herd.
We maintain a small herd of 5 to 6 milking does. We use their milk for our own personal use. All of my kids are bottled fed and raised on pure goat milk. Once they are weaned our milk is used fresh, frozen or sold. I also enjoy using their milk to make soap and cheese.
On our new acreage, we’ve had to put in fences and yards to accommodate our growing herd. New Mexico has been in an extended drought for over 6 years so there hasn’t been much grazing until just recently. This summer they’ve had more rain than the last 6 or more years. Things were s0 green and beautiful for the 2015 summer. We are looking forward to many productive years here in our new home.
My husband, Ron and I have been married 43 years on Feb. 12, 2015. Ron is a pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Tucumcari, New Mexico now. Besides raising my beautiful Nubians, I am active in our church, keep house and work as an aid in San Jon Municipal School. Our home, now located in northeast New Mexico, and provides us with a lovely, quiet refuge from the busy, noisy world. We enjoy watching birds out of our kitchen window, or resting in our gliders as we watch the distant traffic on I40 and Old Highway 66 (without having to listen to it). This year New Mexico is enjoying a more ample rainfall than it has for a long time. It was so nice for us to be able to see so much green again this summer. The goats and mini donkeys really enjoyed all the extra green things to munch on this summer. The weather is turning cooler, leaves are falling and making us realize that winter is just around the corner.