"I love knowing I am going to see them each week. Regardless of if I am tired or stressed, it has to happen, and is a welcome routine."
"Milking is the mental and emotional rejuvenation I need to get me through the rest of the week."
"I've talked and thought a lot about animal ethics in the past year, and I think that working with animals is one of the best ways in which to truly understand that relationship."
Give one morning a week for a quart of creamy dream milk, May-Aug or Sept-Dec. We milk in the evenings and complete other chores in the morning, including herding the goats out to that day's pasture.
Make Soap & Cheese
We have monthly cheesemaking opportunities and seasonal soapmaking days. Choose to help with one of these events, learn the craft, and take home a handful of handmade soap or cheese in exchange.
Take ownership of one aspect of goat-raising, such as nutrition, pasture management, milk sanitation, parasites, breeding, or kidding--contribute your ideas to the daily operations. Get school credit or life credit.
Hang out with the Herd
Enjoy getting to know each quirky momma on the milking stand. Be the first to bond with each year's crop of floppy-eared kids--acceptance by the herd is the real reward.