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
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.
We found a 7 acre farm in Marion, OR and moved family and animals. . We are still living in the same place.
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.
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.
We went down to visit Sheila Nixon and came back with a buck kid, Nixon's Ranchman. The rest was history...
Nell was RGCH and Best Udder of Breed at the 1991 National Show in Gillette, WY.
Nadiya, daughter of Missdee's Nell was the Grand Champion Alpine at the 1995 National Show in Salem, OR. She was a natural.
We will continue the Time Line later.