The Goats

Crystal Brook Farm is home to 60 dairy goats that average 1 gallon of fresh, pure milk per day.
The goats are managed seasonally – working
with the goats natural breeding cycle.
They give birth and begin milking in
February and produce milk all summer.
The goats breed in September and
stop milking in December.
They rest for the winter and birth again in
February at the end of their 5 month

The Goats enjoy a sound diet of
seasonal browse and pasture, and
eat farm-grown hay year round.
This natural feed yields milk of
high quality and nutritional value.
Small amounts of grain are fed to
insure proper protein intake.
Supplements of salt, kelp and specific
minerals are available free choice.
Goats are very good at balancing their
nutritional needs.


  Pearl, the Maremma/Karakachan mix is a spirited dog with a deep dark bark.  Coyotes beware!

Its been a LONG winter!

Pearl with the herd.








  • Thanksgiving Amongst us

    The fall leaves have mostly fallen, and we are preparing for the colder days ahead. While we have a day set aside for Thanks Giving, I think its best to give thanks throughout every day. After setting a new fence for the goats this morning, a Marsh Hawk.. aka Northern Harrier.. glided over the field. What a sight! Brilliant white rump patch, banded tail, rufous breast and powerful wings. This agile raptor amazed me with its smooth, definite flight, searching amongst the field brush and cattails =looking for prey. Smaller birds hastily flew out of its way, which is what really drew my eye to the sky. I watched in awe and wonder. and said a word of Thanks. Gratitude is a powerful energy. Let us realize more graciousness in our lives. Be Full of Thanks. Self guided farm tours are free and open during daylight hours, Wed. - Sun. Guided tours are available by appointment only. See Dooryard/Tours section. Ann's recently released, "The Dairy Goat Handbook" is available at our On-Farm Store (autographed copies!!), and online outlets like Amazon. Learn interesting dairy goat and basic animal husbandry facts to explore your GOAT-titude! & wow the group on trivia night!! ??? email us at, call or stop by... 192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646
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