Carole is retired from the factory production life and works full time as manager and head pooper scooper at End-of-the-Trail Farm. Duane is retired from a career as a CMM Programmer and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Instructor. He enjoys mowing, creating scroll saw art pieces for goat shows and gifts and flying virtual airplanes. Unfortunately Duane passed away this past summer, he is greatly missed.
Today we maintain a small herd averaging 10 adult does and 2 bucks. I cull annually to maintain this herd size. I participate in Linear Appraisal and enjoy being a member of Indiana State DHIR milk testing. We enjoy showing the herd in several Open Shows around Indiana and western Ohio. Our grand kids Lacy, Shane and Tyler help out around the farm and show whenever they can.
We saw our first Oberhasli at an open show in Wilmington, Ohio on Memorial Day Week-end 1992 and fell in love with the breed. Two weeks later we purchased an Oberhasli buck kid, JKC Yellow Rose Siders Cheyene, at the Hoosier Classic Open Show in Indianapolis. Then in July a doe kid Field 'O' Green Freckles was brought home. They were bred together but, she didn't settle the first year, and the second year she delivered twin bucks. I decided to buy some does so I could start showing goats. Eventually contact was made with Jim Flak of Meadowsong and a trip to Wisconsin was made in the early spring of 1994. There we obtained a 2 yr old milker Cacique Tribe Cherokee Rose, a dry yearling Meadowsong Mars Julie, and a Feb kid Meadowsong Rainey Miko; thus starting the End of the Trail Farm Oberhasli Goat Herd.
Carole & Duane Siders
640 Cement Avenue
Lagro, IN 46941
End of the Trail Farm is located on a hillside in north central Indiana, just north of the Wabash River. Duane, myself and our 2 daughters, Judie and Penne moved here in 1985 and began establishing our mini farm dubbed "Old McDonald's Farm" by some, due to the many varieties of animals. In 1988 our interest in dairy goats was beginning and a pair of unregistered Toggenburg doe kids named Heather & Heidi came, and later in the summer another doe kid, Holly, was added - all with horns. I tried to breed the does; but they were too small.