Welcome to Shekinah Creek Nigerian Dwarf goats and Old English Game bantams. We live on the Texas and Oklahoma border. My name is Tony Bates. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com I have been blessed with three wonderful children; Sarah, Isaiah and Elijah. We are a small family farm. We raise Nigerian Dwarf Goats and differrent breeds of Old English Game Bantam chickens. We are a Christian family farm where Christ is first in all we do. We love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and other people. We are looking to grow into more of an organic farm. We have planted over ten fruit trees. We have planted strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. We even have a huge grape area. We look forward to seeing where our Lord guides us. I want to thank Jesus for bringing us here today. I also want to thank Randy and Sheila Teakell at TXHoneyCreek Acres for help getting us started in nigerian dwarfs. This family will always be in my prayers. I will return the blessing one day. I also want to thank Jan Nelson at Buffalo Clover, Deb Phelps at Dep P Nigerians, Valerie at Piddlin Acres and Gary and Sandra Whitehead of Pecan Hollow. I also want to thank my yahoo nigerian dwarf goat group friends who have inspired and guided me in this great adventure.
We tried to find the best breeders for sale this past year. We are new at this but all our senior does are proven breeders. I have been blessed with an excellent start. Since I didn't know what to look for I figured proven breeders probably was the way to go. We have a lot of National Champion and All American titles in our goats pedigrees.
We are members of the American Goat Society and Heartland Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association, American Bantam Association and Old English Bantam Club of American
Our First and last Miniature Australian shepherd puppies have been a interesting. It seems the kids always wants to keep all the babies. These goats and puppies are getting my children experienced in farm life and life in general.
Sarah holding Shekinah Creek Sampson and Astroid's blue eyed buck. He was the first Shekinah Creek nigerian dwarf goat born on our property. Sarah loves goats and all of God's creations. She helps milking at only 36 pounds and six years old. The Lord has blessed her with wisdom above her years. I am going to make her a milk stand so she can help Christine. She actually wants to help. She is such a little blessing.
Tony Bates and the Bates boys Isaiah and Elijah watching our Old English Game Bantam chickens run around in the yard. My boys are not interested yet but I know they soon will be. They would rather chase things around the farm. When we lost three goats to a predator my son Isaiah gave me some words to live by when I was burying the goats "Dad they are just goats". Wisdom from the mouth of a 3 year old. It broke my heart about the dead goats but He had the correct attitude. The Lord took a bad event and has blessed us more than I can put down in words.