Spring Open Farm Day – Sat April 16th 3-6pm

Spring Open Farm Day – Sat April 16th 3-6pm

SPRING OPEN FARM DAY! Saturdays March 26th and April 16th 3-6pm Free – Rain or Shine – Everyone Welcome – NO PETS Please Spring is here and baby goats have arrived. The farm will be open for new friends of the farm to meet the newest additions to the herd and enjoy this lovely spring weather while it lasts. Please consider supporting the farm by making a donation. We have 6 new girls, all named for strong female vocalists, and...

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Goat milking for dummies: 10 things I didn’t realize about dairy goats

Goat milking for dummies: 10 things I didn’t realize about dairy goats

GOAT MILKING FOR DUMMIES At the beginning of a milking session, one must perform what I have been calling a “courtesy squirt” to clear any bacteria from the nipple. Goat milk comes out hot. Not cold. Who would have thought the inside of a goat’s udder is not refrigerated! Goats can be finicky – if they’re not in the mood to be milked, you may get a dirty goat foot in your milk bucket or in your face. Goats only...

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Welcome baby Eclipse!

Welcome baby Eclipse!

This week at the farm, our lovely Luna gave birth to a healthy baby boy Monday morning. With help from his surrogate mom Auryn, little Eclipse got cleaned up. Within minutes, he gained the strength and confidence to start wobbling around the barn. “Little man” (my nickname for him) has been nursing (and sleeping) pretty constantly. Weighing in at about 2 pounds 3 ounces the day after his birth, he gained 11 ounces the very next...

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LAST WEEK AT THE FARM – All About Saponification

LAST WEEK AT THE FARM – All About Saponification

  Do YOU want your hands to smell delightful, all the time?! Do you want to learn about that weird chemical that burns the guy’s hand in the movie Fight Club?! Do you like learning new things?! Sign up for a goat milk soap making class with Laura!  I brought a group of my coworkers to learn about making “Real” soap. While parts of her recipe are simple (i.e. mixing oils and pouring concoctions), other parts can be...

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LAST WEEK AT THE FARM – Dia de los Muertos Dinner

LAST WEEK AT THE FARM – Dia de los Muertos Dinner

  Night came early Sunday evening, and as darkness crept in, it drew attention to the candlelight glow coming from Shopton Road W.   Rain drizzled down… A few guests donned Dia de Los muertos makeup while costume clad Chihuahuas scuttled underfoot. Farm friends enjoyed delightfully fresh appetizers like dolmas and cakes with succotash. Everyone had something to celebrate. Whether it was remembering the dearly departed,...

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