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
pregnancy.

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.

Diamond,  the guardian dog dame, died March 2012.   Pearl, the Maremma/Karakachan mix, is now 2 years old and growing into her role as the herd protecter.    She is a spirited dog with a deep

Pearl with the herd

dark bark.   Coyotes beware!

 

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  • KIDS! KIDS! KIDS!

    Busy days around Crystal Brook Farm! 65 kids born so far, mostly in the past week. Moms and the babies are doing great, despite being barn bound for many weeks. The heavy snow limited their outdoor activities... until we plowed their yard! The kids bounce here and there with endless energy. Sure to put a smile on a cold winter day!!

    What fun at the Boston Beer and Cheese Fest on Sat. Feb. 28 !! Many attendees voted us the Best Cheese Booth!! Especially loving the Australian Ginger Cheese! This paired amazingly with a ginger cider by Citizen Cider (VT). Cheers!!

    We have started cheese making, though our ON FARM store is still closed. Stay posted for an opening date in mid- March.

    The many retail outlets and restaurants using our goat cheese will start having a supply of our SPRING CHEESE! shortly. Ask your local purveyor if you don't see your Crystal Brook Farm Goat Cheese in their cheese case.

    Self guided tours are free and open during daylight hours, Wed. - Sun. Guided tours are available by appointment only. See Dooryard/Tours section.

    ??? email us at crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net, call or stop by...

    192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646

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