It was the 1960s in Los Angeles, graduated from college, counter culture, back to nature and looking to make our "Escape from Los Angeles" for greener pastures. With everything we owned packed into the 1964 Econoline, we hit the road and didn't look back
Escape from LA
It was a scary choice and my parents weren't thrilled about it. But there was no turning back.
We found a small farm to rent west of Eugene, OR. Our back to the country adventure begins with chickens, pigs and of course goats.
Our daughter, Melissa June was born shortly after this photo. Family started.
A Farm of Our Own
We found a 7 acre farm in Marion, OR and moved family and animals. . We are still living in the same place.
Our First Herd Sire
We purchased our first purebred Alpine sire as a kid in 1979. Hill N Holler Starbuck was the original father of the Missdee's French Alpine dairy goat herd. Son, Adam, is the handler.
First Goat Show
We went to our first goat show on May 18, 1980. We don't remember how the goats placed but it was definitely memorable in another way.
Icing on the Cake
We went down to visit Sheila Nixon and came back with a buck kid, Nixon's Ranchman. The rest was history...
GCH Missdee's Nell
Nell was RGCH and Best Udder of Breed at the 1991 National Show in Gillette, WY.
GCH Missdee's Nadiya
Nadiya, daughter of Missdee's Nell was the Grand Champion Alpine at the 1995 National Show in Salem, OR. She was a natural.
To Be Continued
We will add to the timeline later