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P.O. Box 190
Fly Creek, NY 13337

Everything You Need to Survive….Here on the Farm!


I absolutely love this time of year because I can stay on the farm and never really have to leave for anything. The garden has everything you could want to eat ,  the chickens are in full production and the goats are enjoying the pastures. Simplicity can bring clarity and contentment.

Welcome Tamanda!

TamandaLove is in the air  or is that the smell of a buck in the barn ?  Tamanda, a beautiful cashmere buck from St. Mary’s on the Hill ( located in Greenwich, NY) is our guest of honor this month. One way to get through a  Northern winter is to dream of baby goats for the Spring. Olga, one of our top producing and champion does will be bred , along with Gwen  another quality fiber producing doe. Tamanda  is meek and shy but starting to feel right at home in his bachelor pad with his own warm space and an occasional treat .  Rooms/ house bookings are now  directly available on our site.  A Spring /Summer calendar of events on the farm will soon be available.


So Really How Soft is Cashmere?

I am fortunate enough to have some extremely talented knitting friends. This comes in handy when you are raising fiber animals. Cashmere goats are not a registered breed, however in order to qualify as a cashmere you must meet a few pre-requites. First, your fiber must be below 18 microns. A micron basically measures the curve or crimp in a fiber, thus the more crimp the softer the fiber.  Sheep are typically between 26-30.  Alpaca’s around the 20ish range.  Quivet is actually the only fiber softer then cashmere. My cashmere goats range from 14 microns (Olaf) to 16.5 (Giselle)  . Typically as goats ages their micron numbers deviate slightly. However good breeding guarantees a steady return. Just look at the endless possibilities.


2014 A Crazy, Beautiful , Life

What would life really be without some good “crazy” in it! Our farm family has grown this year with the addition of  two beautiful cashmere goat babies, and some chickens we also  hatched.  Our new barn  is almost completed . Not only will it house most of the goats but it will be a  comfortable place where combing can occur in the Spring .  We are looking forward to another year of farm- stay guest at the house. Check out the information in the “Stay with Us ” section.