The true matriarchs on this farm are our dairy goats. The first animals on the farm were the goats and they remain at the heart of our activities. They were the starting point for the development of the many intricate cycles on our farm.
We have a boisterous herd of registered Alpine and Nubian goats, along with one or two Toggenbergs and Saanens. We also have a few “Nupines” - the name given a cross between a Nubian goat and an Alpine goat.
We believe in breeding the healthiest, strongest goats we can, and producing the best possible cheese in season. We breed our goats in accordance to their natural cycles and use their milk to feed the kids in the spring. Many large commercial farms will breed goats year-round and immediately feed kids powdered replacer milk in order to enable cheese production all year long.
Our cheese-making season commences late in May and goes until December. The goats are then bred, kids born and weaned in early spring, and the milk once again redirected to the creamery for the season.