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Medlar Meadows Farm

Breeders of Nubian, Guernsey, & Lamancha Dairy Goats

Douglas and Lindsey Dean
17790 E 670 North Rd.Georgetown, IL 61846

Welcome! Here is an introduction about the team behind the scenes at our farm. My name is Lindsey Dean and I roped my husband, Doug into goats years ago when I fell in love with a little Nubian doe at a poultry swap. We have worked to build a solid herd and continue to grow with enthusiasm. We have a large family of ten children. Our children love the farm life which makes it possible for us to maintain a quality herd. They have learned responsibility and a good work ethic by milking, feeding, barn cleaning, etc. Our favorite saying is “Many hands make light work”. The love of dairy goats especially passed on to our eldest daughter, who started a herd under the name of Hidden Rose. We raise Nubian, Guernsey, and Lamancha goats on our eight-acre farm in Georgetown, Illinois under both herd names. We are also the home of Senora del Pilar Spanish Mastiff livestock guardian dogs.
Our family requires lots of goat's milk. We have used our goat’s milk for a variety of dairy products such as ice cream, mozzarella, feta, butter, cream cheese, chevre, buttermilk, yogurt, kefir, and at least one hard cheese. As our children have aged they wanted to try the show ring. Needless to say, they were bitten by the show bug! We show our goats at a few fairs every year, always going to our favorite the Georgetown Fair. We strive to provide competitive animals in the show ring while still maintaining usefulness at the farm with great milk production.
Why did we choose the herd name "Medlar Meadows"? Medlars are an obscure medieval fruit seldom grown in our modern times. They do not fit the commercial mold of “instant gratification.” They require patience and perseverance. They are brown and rock-hard when picked. Over a process of a couple weeks of room temperature storage, they soften and develop a delicious spicy applesauce taste. We see this fruit as symbolic of a by-gone era; a time when the value was deep, not superficial. The medlar reminds us that some things are worth the wait which is our personal motto for the goats. It requires effort and perseverance to get that beautiful milking doe. You can have all the right genetics but horrible herd management which will affect your outcome. In this fast-food, disposable society, it truly is the quintessential anti-modern fruit and thus the perfect example to illustrate our breeding program with our goat herd. And yes, we do have several medlar trees as well as couple hundred apple trees!
We thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about us. Please visit our website as well! We try to maintain a small town friendly business attitude. We are willing to give some of our time to satisfy our buyers and spread the knowledge of goats which offer so much to the family farm. We felt so lost and discouraged when we first started with goats. We hope to give satisfaction and friendly help when we can to our customers.

Hello from Medlar Meadows Farm!

We are a family run business that raises Nubian, Guernsey, and LaMancha dairy goats, as well as a large variety of rare and heirloom fruit in our 200+ tree orchard. We also are home to Senora del Pilar Spanish Mastiff livestock guardians.
Our goal is to raise quality Dairy Goats for the family farm and competitive show ring.