Sarah and Emma Rose lead the way on a Sunday goat hike
There’s nothing quite like a hike in the Maine woods: the sweet smell of pine trees, the crunch of leaves underfoot, the sound of birdsong and babbling streams. Add in a herd of friendly goats and the promise of cheese at the end, and you have an afternoon to remember!
We’ve just confirmed our schedule for early autumn goat hikes and the dates are listed below. Cost is $10/person and includes a sampling of our homemade goat cheeses and, for anyone interested, a milking lesson with our patient does. Contact us to reserve a spot.
Upcoming goat hikes:
- Sunday September 20, 2-4pm
- Saturday October 3, 2-4pm
- Sunday October 11, 2-4pm
- Sunday November 8, 2-4pm
Goat hikes, Goats, Workshops
Margaret feeds Toka’s new buckling, first kid of the Spring.
It’s been pretty cold this week, and we got fresh snow last night, but there are signs of spring all over the farm. The sap is running and there’s a pot simmering on the wood stove. The fig tree, brought in for winter, is starting to bud in the cellar. The biggest sign that spring has arrived are the new goat kids bleating away for their bottles of milk in a big cardboard box in the “back house.” Two goats have kidded, and two to go. Toka gave birth to a boy and a girl early Sunday morning, and last night (at midnight!) Flyrod gave birth to a boy and a girl, as well. After several months of no milking, our hands are sore, but glad to be getting back into the rhythm of the season. The sun is out today and the snow is melting. It won’t be too long before these kids (goat and human) are running around on green grass.
Box of Kids: Toka’s and Flyrod’s kids hang out in their cardboard box in the back house.
Sadie meets the new buckling
Charlotte shows off Toka’s doeling, born Sunday
Charlotte introduces Toka’s doeling to Uncle Godfrey
Another sign of Spring: Bea and Charlotte inspect the sap buckets