Welcome to our Nova Ridge Farm page!
(We are taking deposits for our donkey babies at this time)
Growing up on a farm in Ontario, NY breeding, raising and training Quarter Horses and then Paints. It only seemed natural to have a farm of my own and I have introduced the love of farming and all animals to my husband, Mike.
We are a small hobby farm located in Webster, NY on about 70 acres. We started in 2010 with the idea of getting 2 Registered Pygmy Goats to weed around the fencing we have for our dog facility, but it has surely grown from there. We now have 17 Pygmy Goats (2 bucks, 11 does, 3 wethers and 1 doeling) and 2 dairy goats with more on the way.
As for the miniature donkeys, we purchased a couple in 2011 to monitor & protect the pygmy goats & that too has grown. We now have 5 Jennys. (My parents now have 11 Jennys & 2 Jacks as well, so baby donkeys are on the way.) The donkeys not only protect the goats & other critters, but they make excellent pets & companions. Love Them!
In 2014, we added Irish Dexter Cattle and hope to get a couple more this spring. Will be enjoying milk, cheese and beef from these guys.
Check out the new arrivals and for sale pages for the new little ones. We have a couple more goats due this winter and some of those 'kids' will be for sale at weaning. And we have 1 mini donkey weanling available now.
We are interested in quality not quantity and only breed a few does and a couple jennys a year, so each of our 'kids' get the extra attention they deserve and are very friendly.
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to email us about our farm and critters.
We Love 'talking critter'!
-Sarah & Mike Castronova
(2016: We get multiple emails daily for both goats and donkeys, please indicate your interests there, so that we can get back to you in a timely manner. Thank you!)
Gidget & family 1/15