Roger grew up on a small family farm in central Kentucky. His working class parents taught him the value of a strong work ethic from a young age. They grew/raised much of what they ate from a variety of livestock and a big garden. They also sold some of their excess produce on the side.
Roger was accepted into the US Naval Academy after high school and graduated with an engineering degree in 1981. Upon graduation he took a commission in the United States Marine Corps. After completing flight training at NAS Pensacola he spent the next seven years flying the CH-46 Sea Knight for the Marines from carriers around the world.
After leaving the Marines to spend more time with his growing family he spent the next twenty-seven years working in manufacturing management, eventually moving back to central Kentucky. He dabbled in gardening and small livestock until retiring from his job in 2015.
He then purchased a much larger farm, built a house, and now focuses on homestead farming and running a small home based business. He raises Waygu beef cattle, dairy goats, chickens, rabbits, quail, bees, and occasionally Tilapia in his pond. He also tends a garden, and enjoys cooking, canning, and preserving.
Roger Joins us today to discuss kinder goats, which in his words are “the perfect goat for the homestead”.
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