Precnan for webcam
Can't you taste a difference in food made with pure love? Many people say they do not think they like goat cheese, then when they try ours they change their mind!This is in part due the the fact that we do not keep a buck on the property during cheese making season, also Nigerian Dwarf goats are known for mild milk, but most of all, we think it is because we do not cull goats from our herd, and that commitment to treating every goat born with the most respect we can results in tasty products! We got them because our oldest daughter insisted that we were farm people and if we didn't hurry up and get some animals, she would never be able to tell her kids she grew up on a farm.These two goats will always hold a special place in our hearts for setting us on a path we could have never imagined 10 years ago! Sometimes 4 generations of does nap together in the sun.We can not imagine culling older goats or baby goats, as this would ruin the joy of watching these families together.We find great joy in sharing our lovely goat herd with visitors so that when they eat our chèvre or feta or caramels, they taste even better because they are remembering a sunny summer day in the field with our herd. We are so pleased that so many people have become part of our Sunflower Farm community in recent years.Whether you have only visited online or come often in person, you make our lives richer and the farm would not exist without your support.She was in middle school then, and is in college now.
This lovely man visited twice and then his caretakers asked us to bring him his favorite baby goat Rocky on his death bed for a little snuggle.In the milkroom each mama has their own approach to our time together: Matilda likes to be milked without her head closed in to the head gate.Go Go insists that she be milked one side at a time.We make time throughout the year for free farm visits because we think it is essential for people to feel connected to their food sources.
If you would like to make a donation to the farm to support this Open Door Educational approach and our Retired Dairy Goats see donation link below.
The stories of people watching it have moved me to tears on many occasions: a group of retired farmers in a nursing home up north who leave it on all day in the common room because they like to go sit and watch and remember what it feels like to be in a barn, an elementary school classroom who watched a birth live during recess, a father stationed on a ship near Korea who watches the goat kids he is buying when he returns from deployment as a way of finding a bit of home and peace so far away, a student who gets "goat time" as a reward for focusing in the classroom, and so many more lovely stories.