Welcome to Little Moon Acres!
Thank you for visiting our website and for your continued business that supports our big dreams on our small farm.
We're nestled on 6.5 acres in Northeast Connecticut, otherwise known as the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. We are in a centralized location close to major cities such as Boston, New York City, Hartford and Providence, which makes for wonderful networking opportunities.
We started our farm at our new location in November of 2020 but have been actively working with our own very small herd of Clean, AGS/ADGA Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats since 2007 when Kristie started 4H. Our lines trace back to old-style Nigerians that have brought excellent traits from the milking pail into new genetics. We also currently raise poultry for eggs and meat and are making an earnest attempt at growing some vegetables, but we tend to do better with animals!
As the time goes on we are hoping to expand our operations more, especially with the help of The Farmer Veteran Coalition. We are excited to have you here and hope you will continue to follow us on this wonderful journey!
A Note of Thanks
Thank you to my parents, Donald and Jessica Alexander for getting me into goats in 2007 and purchasing my first goat for me in 2009. Your birthday gift to me lead me to a lifetime of happiness and a new career. Thank you for still supporting me endeavors with these animals.
Thank you to my husband, Braxton for jumping into the goat world with me. I had to put my herd plans on hold to commit our lives to the military for a year but I wouldn't have traded my experiences for the world. Thanks for now being interested in the management aspect and being an awesome cheerleader at shows. Just as you say you owe me the world for my time as a submarine spouse, I owe you for your help in my crazy adventures we are on.
Lastly, thank you to my goat mentors. Sue Barry from Mistyhighland Farm, prior to her move to Texas helped me learn all about goats throughout my childhood. She tugged me along to different farms to see what they did, ADGA sanctioned shows at 10 years old with a junior doe and then to DHIA conferences when I was a bit older. You helped me build a solid ground, I am proud to be one of your 4Hers who has made this a lifetime.
Lorene Toth at Sunnydale Farm, thank you for your constant mentorship, guiding me through the advanced side of goat keeping and teaching me everything I need to know about shows, LA, and milk testing. I would be lost without you, I am forever in debt to you for your help with my herd and for our friendship. I appreciate you more than you will ever know!
Thank you as well to my Agricultural Education teacher, Mrs. Bonnie Kegler for your support and guidance as you lead me to compete on the national level with my project. You showed me what it is like to do the impossible.
Thank you to our veterinarian, Dr. Cara Kneser for being available as much as you are and helping us make the best decisions for our animals. I am seriously convinced there is no better person than you on this planet.