the Rafter O
A slice of heaven
in the Texas Hill Country
In April 2014, my dream to own land and live in the country became a reality when we purchased our homestead which would become the Rafter O at Cordova Creek. Situated on 10 acres in Canyon Lake, TX, the farm backs up to Cordova Creek….which is dry most of the time!
Our Maremma and Kangal LGDs are fierce protectors of our goats and chickens from predators such as fox, coyote, bobcats, mountain lions, hawks, and owls.
Having dairy goats has always been a dream of mine, and when I found the Mini Nubian breed through diligent research…I knew I had to have some! In April 2015, we purchased two does and a doeling from Goat Trails at Creekside Farm in Hutto, TX. Since then, the Rafter O has established itself as one of the premier Mini Nubian breeders in Texas. We have brought in genetics from all across the country, and our goats perform well in live and virtual shows, and also fill the milk bucket!
the Rafter O facilities
Rafter O Milk Room
Rafter O Doe Barn
Rafter O Doe Pasture/Play Area
Rafter O Buck Barn
Our Rafter O Team
Kerry has always had a passion for animals. She has worked in the animal health industry for almost 25 years starting out in a veterinary hospital and now working as…
Carson is a part-timer here at the Rafter O. He tries to visit as much as he can to spend time with the goats. This fall, Carson will continue in…
A few words from our
Rafter O families
“I purchased 2 of the absolute sweetest doelings from Rafter O! Had them brought all the way to PA and it was one of the easiest transactions. Kerry had everything ready and was very accommodating to myself and my hauler. Would definitely recommend them..and may just purchase more of their beauties in the future 😘”
“Kerry at the Rafter O has been wonderful and tremendously helpful to me this past year as I began my adventure with Mini Nubians! I bought a beautiful buckling out of Junebug and while I was there picking him up, I fell in love with a doeling who was just so pretty and sweet, I couldn’t resist! I am very pleased with both of my kids. They are healthy, friendly and have some great genetics. Thank you so much Kerry, for selling me your quality goats and answering all of my many questions!! “
“We got on the waitlist for a doeling with Rafter O in March. Kerry contacted us when our sweet Pill Bug was born. We knew it would be 10-12 weeks before we could get our sweet girl. In that time, Kerry made sure to send multiple pictures and videos. She made sure we got to see our girl’s personality! The time came to pick up our new baby! Kerry was so welcoming and kind. She showed us how she runs Rafter O and all the goats. She answered any and all our questions. Even after leaving, she continued to check on how Pill Bug was doing and how she has transitioned. I can not recommend Kerry and Rafter O enough! If it tells you anything, we are on the waitlist for spring 2021 for 2 more doelings. Rafter O takes pride in their farm and it shows!”
“Kerry takes great pride in her goats and it shows from the updates she sends to her knowledge she eagerly shares and her attention to detail in the records and packet she provides. Her process and her goats and top-notch. All of the goats I have purchased from Kerry also have very sweet personalities.”
“I love my Rafter O goats! I am a repeat customer. I find Kerry’s stock to be high quality, very friendly, healthy and Kerry is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. I purchased a buck from her that has consistently produced gorgeous, healthy, correct offspring. I recently purchased a doeling from her and I can not wait to see what she produces as well.”
“When we first decided to add dairy goats to our farm, my husband started researching and searching Facebook where he came across a sales ad for the Rafter O. We purchased our very first starter herd from the Rafter O and from the moment we got them home, we were hooked. We originally purchased a doe in milk(Kandi), her doeling (Rafter O Agarita) and a buckling (Rafter O Tarantula). Last year, we have added another doe in milk (Tilly), her doeling (Rafter O Skunk), a buckling (Rafter O Red Admiral) and this year our daughter added a buckling for her herd (Rafter O American Badger). We couldn’t be more pleased with our Rafter O goats and look forward to many more purchases in the future. We have even referred the Rafter O to friends who are looking to get started in Mini Nubians. Not only are the goats from the Rafter O solid, healthy goats with excellent genetics, Kerry’s customer service and continued support over the years cannot be beat! We are forever thankful for the chance to call Kerry our friend and mentor.”
“We bought two does from Rafter O two years ago to start our herd. Detailed health records were provided for each goat and Kerry was helpful in answering all our questions as first-time goat owners. Molly and Honeycomb were disease-free and very friendly to people. Rafter O Honeycomb is a beautiful doe that our whole family loves to milk. Her teats are fantastic and her milk is rich. Kerry went above and beyond in providing us support. She has been a reliable resource and trusted friend as we continue to work with her on improving our herd and providing our family with delicious goat milk.”
“In my opinion, you can’t find any better goats than Rafter O at Cordova Creek!
I have 3 to show for it! This year was Millie. She’s a cross between goat, dog, and deer. Sweetest little girl💕.
She was raised with pure love, and I was lucky enough to get her. Kerry’s goats are the best!
She does a fantastic job on their health records, something very helpful to have.
In the short time I’ve known Kerry, she’s always been so knowledgeable, helpful and always willing to share her experience and knowledge with me. She really cares and loves her goats.
As for Miss Millie,…She is the perfect pet. I love her to pieces. She’s spoiled rotten and I love it. I didn’t know a goat would cuddle up to a person like she does! Everywhere I go Millie goes. She doesn’t know she’s a goat. I don’t have children, but Kerry’s goats would be the perfect pet for children.
My goats have all been so gentle and sweet from being raised with the love Kerry gives them. She makes the difference in their personalities towards people. My goats had 2 babies this year and they didn’t turn out to be as sweet as Kerry’s.
Anybody who wants a Great Mini Nubian, go see Kerry at Rafter O at Cordova Creek! You’ll be very happy you did!!
Thank you so very much, Kerry!”