about guernsey goats
I fell in love with the Guernsey goat while vacationing in the UK. I had spent years dreaming about farming when I saw no path forward to make this dream a reality. I was just planning and reading any book on goats I could get my hands on, and in UK these books always included the Guernsey breed. When we did get our farm in the forest of central Maine in April of 2016 I was determined to start our dairy of with this rare breed.
I have to be honest my does are pampered and loved. I have the time to spend giving them ear rubs, hugs, grain and high quality hay. I love this breed- they are quiet and docile. They are not miniature but on the smaller side of standard for US dairy breeds. They are the picture of contentment and bring me endless Joy, and that is before I even start to talk about my passion for producing farmstead goat cheeses.
Sorry -No GOATS FOR SALE at this time
Please check back with us in spring kidding season will start at the end of April. Or reach out via email or Facebook to be added to our spring kidding email to be one of the first to be informed when kids are for sale.
a 2-day course on raising goats
Goat School® is the answer to the question "Where can I learn about goats and get some hands-on experience before I purchase my first goat?" If you have been dreaming about starting your farm or homestead but lack any real hands on experience with goats, this course is designed for you.
Goat School® is a 2-day course that focuses on everything you need to know for a successful first year with goats. You will also learn how to prepare prior to bringing your goats home, and key things to look for at your seller's site to ensure you are getting the right goat for your farm. You will graduate with confidence to handle your first year of owning dairy goats including feeding, kidding, vaccinations, and of course a hands-on lesson in milking and hoof trimming. In addition you will leave with the Goat School® Manual for reference and expertise at your fingertips.