Deciding to raise goats or start a small farm is a big decision, and there can be a lot of questions regarding what to do and how to begin. After all, there are more than 200 different breeds of goats, so even the decision of which kinds of goats to raise can be a challenge. We’re here to help take some of the confusion out of the process. This website has information on raising and breeding goats as well as articles on homestead growing and farming. If there’s a question we haven’t addressed, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to answer it. In the meantime, we hope you’ll use this site as a go-to resource.
Ethics and responsibility are the core tenets of everything we do. Goats should be raised in a healthy, caring way, with attention paid to their physical and mental well-being. We also believe that hobby and market farms can be sustainable, profitable ventures for both individual families and the surrounding community. Fortunately, raising goats and farming go hand in hand, since alternating pasture land with crops helps to naturally replenish the soil without sacrificing profit. Sustainable farming is possible for anyone. All it takes is a little knowledge.
Nicole Roberts began goat farming back in 2008, and it didn’t take long for her to become passionate about the work. Her Angora and LaMancha goats have become part of the family thanks to her practice of hand-raising them from a young age. She and the goats make occasional appearances at Renaissance festivals, helping to introduce the fun of goat-herding to the public. Whenever we have a question related to raising, caring for, or understanding goats, Nicole’s the person we ask.
Our resident computer guru and tour guide, Gloria Kraft, spent most of her life working in advertising. When she and her family needed a change, she turned to sustainable farming. After a few years, she introduced her first two goats to the land, and they’ve been there ever since. Today, she offers tours of the farm and cheese-making lessons and works to educate the community about the many benefits of sustainable farming.