Mini Nubians & Nigerian Dwarfs make up our pint-sized dairy herd. Both breeds bring a delicious quality and quantity of creamy & high fat milk to our cereal bowl, pancakes, kefir, and soaps (available soon).
Our goats have 1 acres to graze and browse. And when the weather is cold or wet they snuggle down on fresh straw shelters. A carefully balanced diet, rich in nutrients and fiber, keeps them in good health and ensures they give us top quality milk. Goats are sociable and curious animals, they like to live in settled groups and have a stable daily routine.
We work hard to make our family farm a great place for our goats. This means understanding the ecosystem of the farm. It’s really a cycle…
- We compost the old straw bedding and other organic matter
- This compost is spread on the fields to produce rich nutritious grass
- The grass feeds the goats
We are always looking to improve the diversity of habitat and forage on the farm. Over the last few years we have planted hundreds or shrubs and trees and will continue planting more each year.
We are also growing herbs for use in lotions and soaps.
Their sweet natures pair beautifully with great browsing ability and virtually odorless manure that is beneficial to maintaining and enhancing our soil fertility.
Why Goat Milk?
- Goat milk contains less casein than cow milk, which, for some people, can make the milk easier to digest.
- When introduced to stomach acid the proteins in goat milk break up into smaller particles than the proteins in cow milk which also may make goat milk easier to digest.
- Goat milk is naturally homogenized, meaning the cream will not separate as much during the culturing process.
- While it is sometimes difficult to find goat milk, keeping a goat at home to milk is much easier than keeping a cow.