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Facts About the Nubian Goat

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Adorable, fun Nubian goats are just one of the many animals you can see at the Petting Farm at Mountain Valley View Farm! Our petting farm is affordable family fun for all ages, and is open year-round for your enjoyment. Come out to our family farm and enjoy some homemade apple cider or delicious hot chocolate while you meet the over 80 species of animal at our petting farm, including many rare, exotic, and endangered breeds! And in the meantime, here is some information about the Nubian goat for you to learn about.

The Nubian is a relatively large, proud, and graceful dairy goat of mixed Asian, African, and European origin. The breed originated in England as a cross between the Old English Milch Goat and bucks imported from the Middle East and North Africa. They are the most popular breed of goat in the United States. Nubian goats are known as excellent dairy goats, producing a large quantity of creamy milk that is higher in butter content than any other breed. They also make good pets, and are gentle and very trainable. The Nubian is mild-mannered and intelligent. They can be taught to lead with a dog collar and leash. They can also be harnessed to a cart and taught to drive. Nubians love human interaction and will call for their owner.

Goat milk is higher in calcium, vitamins, and protein than cow milk. At the same time, it has a lower fat content and is easy to digest, often even for those who are lactose intolerant. Mountain Valley View Farm will begin selling fresh goat milk next year and quantities will be limited, so be sure to call 509-928-1800 to get on our waiting list. You won’t want to miss out on this delicious, healthy milk!


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Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.
Your Source for Northwest Farm Fresh Foods Shipped Worldwide

Main Farm Location:

4301 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016-8732
Tel: 509-928-1800 Fax: 509-922-9949

Online Store:
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Mountain Valley View Farm Hours:
Monday – Saturday

8:00 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Closed Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Other farm hours by advance appointment only.
Please call (509) 928-1800 to schedule an appointment.

Farmer’s Parlor, Inc.

Farm Location:

4229 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016-8732
Tel: 509-928-2858 / Fax: 509-922-9949

Showroom Office Location:

507 North Sullivan Road Suite LL-3 & LL-5
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
Tel: 509-928-2042 / Fax: 509-922-9949


Getaway Studio Dining Room
& Bed and Breakfast

4229 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016-8731
Phone 509-928-2777 / Fax 509-922-9949


Directions to Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.

From I-90 East or West

Take the Sullivan Exit (291B) – South for about 3 miles
Turn left on Saltese (east), and continue for .5 mile
Turn right on South Chapman Road (south), and proceed .9 mile
The farm will be on the left-hand side of the road – 4301 South Chapman Road



Glacier National Park’s 100th anniversary

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Friday, July 30, 2010

Rising like a ghostly apparition above the windswept prairies of western Montana, this World Heritage Site and International Peace Park is lauded for its back-country hiking and spectacular big-sky scenery. Come celebrate Glacier National Park’s centennial this summer and check out our top 10 park treasures.

1. Going-to-the-Sun-Road: Crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, this engineering marvel, juts through the heart of the park’s wilderness.

2. Grinnell Glacier: Named for the 19th century conservationist George Grinnell, this beautiful (but receding) glacier lies in Many Glacier Valley. It’s an 11-mile hike there and back, but the views more than make up for the effort you’ll expend in getting there.

3. Two Medicine Valley: Famous for its healthy bear population and deeply imbued with Native American legends, the region is less visited these days, though it has lost none of its haunting beauty. Towering authoritatively over sublime Two Medicine Lake is the distinctive hulk of Rising Wolf Mountain.

4. Logan Pass: Perched above the tree line atop the wind-lashed Continental Divide, and blocked by snow for most of the year, 6646ft Logan Pass is the park’s highest navigable point by road.

5. Wildlife: Glacier offers a unique habitat for bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, myriad birdlife and a bundle of fluff called the hoary marmot. Sometimes known as whistling pigs, these mammals can often be seen along high mountain trails.

6. Highline Trail: This Glacier classic cuts across the famous Garden Wall, a sharp glacier-carved ridge that forms part of the Continental Divide. The views here are some of the best in the park.

7. St Mary Lake & Wild Goose Island: It might just be a tiny stub of land with a handful of lopsided trees, but Wild Goose Island in the middle of St Mary Lake makes a popular photo op.

8. Kintla Lake: Soak your feet in the beautiful Kintla Lake, close to the Canadian border, before heading off on the 4-day Boulder Pass Trail.

9. Parkitecture: Designed to provide top class visitor facilities without infringing upon the fragile natural environment, pioneering park buildings were first constructed in the early 1900s. Glacier’s early experimentation with the style came with the construction of the Glacier Park Lodge, followed by Many Glacier Lodge and Lake McDonald Lodge.

10. Horse Trails: If you’re after a really authentic mountain experience, you can’t beat seeing Glacier National Park from the saddle. Comprehensive listings of pack-trip companies and outfitters can be found at Montana Outfitters & Guides Association.

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