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.

 

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

Pearl with the herd.

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  • June!

    June Days are here. This month are the glory days of dairy farms around here. Pastures are growing abundantly, Goats are peaking in milk production, winter hair coats have been shed and replaced by shiny smooth summer coats, Kids are growing and learning the farm habits. Milking and cheese making are in routine mode, and farm markets are opening, with high demand for Crystal Brook Farm Farmstead Goat Cheese. THE ON FARM STORE IS OPEN!!! Store hours are Wednesday - Sunday 7 am - 7 pm. Stop by and pick up the fresh goat cheese, local honey, & Effie's crackers. Soap, Robinson Farm Cow Cheese and maybe Mozzarella ...will be here shortly. ALSO - signed copies of THE DAIRY GOAT HANDBOOK- are available. Ann's book is filled with goat raising information for folks of all ages and abilities. I am looking for new outlets to carry Crystal Brook Farm Goat Cheese. Ask your CSA farmers or local merchant to carry our Massachusetts Farmstead Goat Cheese - email to Ann at Crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net. Spread the cheer and nutritional goodness of CBF -- fresh, pure and natural Goat Cheese. Our New T-Shirts will be available shortly . Design is at the printers. I know everyone wears their CBF shirts to the "yard only" stage -- so its time for a new one! YEA.. Farm tours and educational opportunities abound here. Email or call -- and let's arrange a date and time. Pick a subject to learn about and I will custom arrange a learning session for any size group. ADVANCE notice is necessary . Email Ann at crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net, call or stop by... 192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646
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