How It's Going:
It’s hard to believe, but James and I left NYC to start a farm 10 years ago this month! When we got here, there was a collapsed barn from the 1950’s (see below!), a house, a shed, and not much else.
We built a little wooden milking stand for our first goats by hand. A year later, my Stepdad and Grandpa helped James renovate the “old red barn” and transform it into the milking parlor and milk room that we used for the last 6 years.
Thanks to y'all and our amazing team of humans and goaties, we’ve grown out of our original space, and for the last year something exciting has been under construction- the LSF Mothership!
We are so excited about this beautiful building and Phase 1 of the structure that will bring our whole team together under one roof. This week our very favorite “people” were the first to move in - the goats, of course!
Scroll down for a first look at the new milking parlor in action, as well as memories of the old barn that helped pave the way ❤️.
Inside The New Milking Parlor: Big glass garage doors, windows, and skylights keep the milking area naturally nice and bright, helping to keep the goats from experiencing the stress that can happen if they enter a dark space from the sunlight outside.
Each goat on the milking stand has their own stanchion with a spot for treats (alfalfa grass pellets - nom nom) and safety rails to keep everyone's horns to themselves.
One of my favorite features for the humans: windows from the new break room look down into the milking parlor!
How It Started: