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My mom has lyme disease and could really use the benefit of raw milk. Does anyone know of a source that's close to Martinsville, VA? To give a general idea of where that is, it's appx. an hour south of Roanoke, about 20 minutes from Greensboro, and about an hour from Hillsville. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Go to your local feed store and ask them if they know of anyone nearby that has dairy animals and is willing to talk to you. In VA you would either have to have your own dairy cow/goats/sheep or a share in order to have raw milk. You may also look on the "raw milk" site as well. I wish you well, it's been a pain trying to find someone local to me that either has goat shares available or is willing to sell me 2 in milk does (and willing to provide buck services later on).
 

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I am sorry to hear about your mom. I have Chronic Lyme and so does my 16 yr old daughter and my mother. It's very hard to deal with physically and mentally. It's amazing what a tick bite can do!<br><br>
If you can't find someone you may consider purchasing a few goats just for milk. Otherwise, I suggest doing a google search for dairy goat association and maybe you will find someone on the breeder list in your area that can help you. Good LUCK!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
We have 8 dairy goats and one due anytime that looks like she will pop! Can't wait to see how many she has!
 

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We have 8 dairy goats and one due anytime that looks like she will pop! Can't wait to see how many she has!</div>
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It blows my mind how big of a punch them little things can pull. **I have tick phobia something horrible stemming from an incident in my youth** ...heading off to shudder. I'm sorry you and yours are suffering this awful illness.<br><br>
Are you in VA? We've been looking for dairy goats, in milk, and having a bugar of a time trying to find small (I prefer Mini-Manchas) ones that are for sale at a reasonable price. UGH, stupid laws.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It blows my mind how big of a punch them little things can pull. **I have tick phobia something horrible stemming from an incident in my youth** ...heading off to shudder. I'm sorry you and yours are suffering this awful illness.<br><br>
Are you in VA? We've been looking for dairy goats, in milk, and having a bugar of a time trying to find small (I prefer Mini-Manchas) ones that are for sale at a reasonable price. UGH, stupid laws.</div>
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We are in NC. You can try <a href="http://www.goatweb.com" target="_blank">www.goatweb.com</a> and register and post a message that you are looking for a mini-mancha. Just stay away from goat auctions, they are either diseased, birthing troubles, infertile or something. I did see a LaMancha at one that was beautiful but was too scared to bid not knowing what could have been wrong with her. It was the only sale we went to, just out of curiousity. You can always get Nigerian Dwarfs, they have the highest butterfat at over 6% compared to like 3% to the large Alpines and their milk is very sweet. We have Nigerian Dwarfs and one Alpine and a few meat goats (boers).<br><br>
We call our daughter a "tick magnet". Anytime we go into the woods or anything she is the only one that gets like 6 ticks off of her. CREEPY!!!
 
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