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Jill Wallace
· August 9, 2015
Gretchen came and trimmed my 40 goats hooves today as I was unable to with my broken arm. She did a great job and it felt like I have known her for years even though we just met. She does excellent w...ork and I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much from me, Yankee and the rest of the herd!! See More
Dd Boer Goats Llc
· December 5, 2016
I can't say enough great things about Gretchen. I am very impressed and super happy with the job she did for my goats. Super quick and the goats are walking like they have brand new hoofs! I will be a... repeat customer for sure! See More
Lorrie Ballenger Underdown
· April 7, 2016
Gretchen was amazing!!! I had a goat that no one could trim but gretchen! She literally transformed my goats way over grown and crippling hoof into a perfectly healthy hoof! You rock Gretchen! Thank y...ou so much! See More
Anni Falcon
· September 13, 2016
Most excellent goat hoof trimmer ever! She'll take great care of your herd, or even just one contrary goat, like mine. Many thanks. Can't wait to see you again!
Debbie Bartolomucci
· April 17, 2016
Gretchen was here to trim my muttons feet she did a fantastic job really worried about the poor sheep ever being able to walk properly again and he's doing absolutely fantastic after she trimmed his h...ooves up I highly highly recommend her to anyone who needs help. See More
Janis Lewman
· June 14, 2016
Gretchen, the ladies are walking beautifully after you performed your magic on their hooves. Thank you (and Alice) for all your help. We are more than pleased! Steve said you would be in touch to s...chedule for next time...(smile). See More
Harold Shaw
· September 27, 2015
Awesome job I ended up being late and she had job all done by time I got there and that includes OL Bill
Gail Jo Pyatt Batteau
· April 24, 2016
Gretchen trimmed my goats nails last week. Our big boy had never had hoof trim. She transformed his hooves into normal hooves again!! Thanks so much Gretchen!
Mary Memmer
June 26, 2014
I called Gretchen last week and got our goats trimmed up this week! She and her helper do a great job at a very reasonable price and they are fun to visit with!
Jennifer Schlapia Schaefer
· September 25, 2016
Very flexible and fair....not to mention a great job on the goats' hooves!!
Corey Harwood
· April 29, 2017
Awesome lady, did a great job trimming up my goats! Thank you.
Heather Girone
· March 30, 2016
Thank you for coming out and sharing your knowledge! We'll see you again!!!
Shane Sarah Dins
· November 9, 2016
Thank you, Gretchen for doing a fantastic job on our herd! They all look great!
Joe Vogel
· April 27, 2015
Does a excellent job trimming. Trimmed 70 goat in one afternoon ! Pleasure to work with.
Alice Duff
· May 11, 2015
Excellent work! I should know I see most of her work.
Annette Webb
· June 10, 2015
Thanks for the excellent tutorial on hoof trimming. ..
Joni Durbin Virden
· May 25, 2015
Excellent work my goats love her!
Mary Pavia Burke
· July 2, 2017
This gal came into my shop and after discussing her career I wanted to out and buy goats. She is extremely professional about these animals who need a specialist. She shared pictures of before and a...fter hoof problems I was amazed. You just never know, but I saw the compassion to the animal!! If you ever need EVOO high quality oil the best, let me know I would love to donate to such a cause. mary See More
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If it seems like I have kinda disappeared from Facebook and have struggled returning messages in a timely matter for a few months, there's some reasons why... one reason is that I have been having some health issues and quite a few unexpected trips home for doctor appointments and tests. I also had to say goodbye to my beloved dog Piggy when she crossed the rainbow bridge. Those that know me & her, know that she was part of my heartbeat. She relapsed with kidney problems from... last year, I did everything I could, but she lost the battle on April 26. I had my hands on her as soon as she was born so long ago and was holding her when she left. Here it is almost 2 months later and I can't type this out without crying my eyes out. I lost her about 2 weeks shy of her 14th birthday. Her mama (my beagle), Miss Ruth, is going on 15 years old and showing her age but is doing good at this point. So... If I haven't seemed like myself and it's shown that I have somewhat gone in to "hermit mode", I hope y'all can understand.

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I am absolutely thrilled with how well I got this girl's hooves trimmed up! The after-effects are that she's walking great on her "new shoes" (lol) and her milk production has noticeably increased. I love my job!!!

I will be traveling from the NASHVILLE, TN area to the BIRMINGHAM, AL area (about an hour and a half southeast of Birmingham) this weekend, have appointments available and can stay through next week if needed. Call or text me at 217-556-3216 or send me a message if you would like to schedule, have questions, etc. Thanks!!

Here are pictures of goat hooves before, during and after a good trim. These goats were bought (rescued) by my friend in this condition with knowing I would be there to fix them, so no rude comments please (we all know things happen in life that shouldn't, so I prefer to focus on the fact that they're now feeling much better with new hooves). I'm absolutely thrilled to say that after I trimmed the other "milkers" at this farm that their milk production significantly increased! That shows just one of the major benefits of healthy hooves. In this group of pics, I have included some that show more steps of the trimming and what the hooves look like when part of the growth and packed "stuff" is removed.

If anyone in the Fond Du Lac or Sheboygan, WI wants some cute, friendly male cats about a year old, I can deliver them, or they can be picked up in Campbellsport, WI. Call or text 217-556-3216

More before, during & after pics of my work. I am very proud of how good these girls trimmed up.

I am working in IOWA this weekend and into next week and have some appointments for goat and/or sheep hoof trimming available. I will be in the Des Moines, Iowa area Saturday afternoon but have the morning open. I am booked on Sunday in the Iowa City area but can schedule into next week. I would like to head north to MINNESOTA & WISCONSIN before stopping home for a day or 2 and then head east thru INDIANA, OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA (POSSIBLY PENNSYLVANIA), VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, and POSSIBLY GEORGIA, ALABAMA, TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY. As always, my schedule and route are flexible and you can contact me by calling or texting 217-556-3216. Thanks!!

If you are in the Madison, IN area you can check out the Animal Swap on October 29, 2016 from 8 am to 1:00 pm. Animals confirmed so far are: Goats, chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, peachicks and ducks. For more information, you can contact Brett Clark at 812-344-9167 Or Liz at 812-350-1659

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I got a message earlier today from a lady asking when I will be in Tennessee again and I now cannot find the message, I do apologize. I am Virginia right now (Sunday night), will be working here tomorrow then heading down to the Monroe, NC area before heading west to Tennessee by Thursday. I do have appointments available, so please don't hesitate to contact me for your goat and/or sheep hoof trimming needs. Call or text 217-556-3216. Thanks!!

I will be traveling from the MORGANTOWN, WV area to the MADISON, VA area and have appointments available on SUNDAY and MONDAY. You can send me a message or call/text 217-556-3216. Thanks!!

Here are more pictures of my work. It doesn't matter how bad the hooves are, I can fix them.

I will be traveling thru Wisconsin, Minnesota & Iowa over the next week, making my way to the Kansas City area next weekend. I have appointments available & my schedule & route are flexible. If you would like to schedule an appointment for goat or sheep hoof trimming, you can call or text me at 217-556-3216. Thanks!!

I have a lady near Kansas City looking for some registered American Blackbelly Barbado ewes. She would like a few that are 2 years old or younger & one up to 4 years old. She may also be in the market for a Barbado ram, preferably registered. You can contact me at 217-556-3216 or Susan at 660-322-2469. Thanks! (I have attached a pic to show what the American Blackbelly Barbado looks like)

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I have a friend near Iowa City, Iowa that is looking for a Black Hawaiian ram for breeding. I guarantee he will be given a great home and be very well taken care of with about a half-dozen girls to breed to start. He would like him to be between 1-3 years old, have good horn genetics and a good temperment. His price range depends on distance. You can contact him by email at derringer.45lc@gmail.com