Thursday, January 8, 2009

Welcome to the Goat Farm

Happy New Year and welcome to Westfarm Goats new blog. We'll be telling you about the adventures of goat farming and all the products available. Arlo the goat ambassador will be adding his comments every so often as well. This farm is a small, one woman operation so I like the question posed in Barbara Kingsolver's book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

"Is Bigger Really Better? Which are more economically productive, small
family farms or big industrial farms? Most people assume they know the answer,
and make a corollary assumption: that small farmers are basically asking to go
bankrupt, they're inefficent even though their operations are probably more
environmentally responsible, sustainable, diverse, and better connected to their
communities than the big farms are."

Even though I'm not near as far along in the process of sustainability as I'd like to be, I'm working at it and we dream alot.


  1. Hi Goat Mom! Have fun with your new blog!

  2. Welcome to blogland! So glad I found you and Arlo!
    Good luck,

    Nancy R.

  3. I too would love to be more self-sustaining. We were doing well with chickens and gardens, but we had to move to town because of child-school issues. For now, we are country folk living in a subdivision. Good thing my neighbors don't mind my clotheslines! I guess I can live vicariously through you and others like you! :)