On our first date Farmer Michael told me that he planned start a goat dairy, and I was thought he was a crazy man (but a cute and charming crazy man, hence date two.) I would have never believed you if you told me that same goat dairy would be the basis of our business and that I would be managing people fighting over the “white gold.” No, no one has really thrown any punches but seems as if lately my main job priority has been to ration out our goat milk to customers who are begging for our product that seems to remedy digestion problems and allergies, and add nutritional value to their diets.
On the other hand, how encouraging is it that our business provides such a sought after and special quality product that people just can’t get enough of? Selling out of an odd twist on an American household staple is totally worth any stress. There is such a huge demand for quality, local and healthy dairy products that I am glad the crazy boy followed his gut.
We are honored to be your goat milk supplier and appreciate your patience during the production roller coaster. Agriculture lesson of the day: Goats are seasonal breeders and therefore, they are seasonal producers. For ya’ll city folks the translation is; goats breed in the fall, 5 months later have babies and unfortunately we don’t get have milk without having babies first.
I love walking out to the barn and finding little baby goats looking up at me. Not only do the babies tug on my maternal heart strings, but I also know more babies means more milk- which means more happy families! The good news is that currently enough of our mama goats have had babies that we are finally caught up on our waiting list and even have enough extra milk to make cheese.
There is so much to say about raw goat milk politically, agriculturally, nutritionally, and financially you will be hearing much more from me about our main commodity in the future.