About Our Farm
Welcome to Ronco Farm website! Our small herd of Nubians makes their home on an acreage in the northeast corner of New Mexico. Just east of Tucumcari off I40 (and old 66) 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 on Thanksgiving 2013 to 0ur acreage here in 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, went to Iowa with Phred and Jayne Linn at Linn Farms. He has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge but has left some great bucks and does to carry on his line. 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 put in fences and yards to accommodate our growing herd. New Mexico went through a drought that last a good while. We have had decent rains in the last several years. There have been some very nice rains in the last several years helping with our grazing and availability of hay. We are looking forward to many productive years here in our new home.
My husband, Ron and I have been married 45 years on Feb. 12, 2017. 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 Educational Assistant in San Jon Municipal School. We love where our home is located as it provides us with a beautiful, 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 spring New Mexico is enjoying a more ample rainfall after a long dry winter. It was so nice for us to be able to see so much green again this summer. The goats are really enjoying all the extra green things to munch on. The weather is getting warmer, the garden growing and I am looking forward to the summer months of vacation from school to do things I don’t have time for during the school year.