For as long as I can remember I have always had a fascination with goats. We would drive by pastures full of goats and I would plead with my husband to slow down so I could just watch them.I love their funny antics, array of colors and gentle disposition...I just feel at peace when I am around them. We were at a place in our lives where if I was going to get a goat it needed to be now. I bought books, read on the internet and fully researched all the dairy breeds there were. We attended our first dairy goat show in Lebanon, Tennessee, in March of 2012. Seeing the goats shaved down and “show ready” made me want one more than ever. We met so many nice people but one man in particular, "Jeremy Bethel" stood out, as he took the time to mentor us during the show, explaining all the ins and outs of showing and the differences between the dairy breeds. I went home from that show determined to buy the best registered dairy goats we could.
Fast forward and we now have 88 ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) registered dairy goats; Alpines, Saanens, Toggenburgs , LaManchas, and one Nubian. We are officially a Grade A Dairy, and have a farm store to purchase cheese, farm raised sausage, farm raised beef, goat milk soap and lotion. Store hours are 11-4 Monday through Saturday, or call 615-684-7659, for special arrangements. We offer 6 flavors of Chevre, Plain, Garlic and Herb, Smithville Spice, Chive/Dill, Cranberry/Cinnamon and BlackberryChevre, made from our farm raised Blackberries, we are working on pricing for shipping.
Our goats have forty-four acres to forage, and especially love to graze on the blackberry fence rows in the back of the property. We make it a point to take them for long walks every day and believe the array of abundant foliage, and drinking from our natural spring helps to produce better milk, cheese and an all around healthier goat. With having our human kids grown and married, these goat girls are our kids. We probably spend more time walking, feeding, and hanging out in the barn then we do in the house! Stay tuned for more updates, more cheese flavors, and Goats milk fudge in the near future.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”