Building Projects

As I was painting some dressers for our bedroom the other day, I was reflecting on our first 1½ years on the farm. We knew we were in for a lot of work when we bought our farm. All of the buildings were in need of repair and the house was (is) a real fixer-upper. …

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The Simple Life

Our Sunday School teacher read a verse from the Bible yesterday that really struck a chord with me: “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands… Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend …

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Goat Combing Days

Every Thursday & Saturday in March, 10 am – 2 pm Did you know that cashmere comes from goats? It’s hard to believe, but true! Only certain goats produce cashmere, however, and we have just the ones! As sweater season comes to an end we will be harvesting cashmere from our goats and would love …

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Starting Our Farm – The Cliff Notes Version

I’ve been contemplating what direction this blog should take. Should I write about the joys and challenges of starting a new farm? Rural living? Raising fiber-producing animals? Living in a fixer-upper? Our hobbies – spinning, knitting, crocheting (Beth), woodturning (Brett & Ryan), and chopping things down (Ryan)? I think it will be a combination of …

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Milkmaid Experience

Whether you want just want to watch or you want to “get in there” and try your hand at milking a goat, you are welcome to attend our Milkmaid Experience. You’ll learn every step of our milking routine, from the equipment we use to how to properly milk a goat, and finally how we process the milk.

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