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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  • Breeding has begun!

    We are beginning the breeding a bit earlier this year. September breeding means early February birthing. It's hard to think about that right now!! Planning is important for running a business, keeping animals and managing a farm.

    Farmers Markets are in full swing. Fall crops are creeping into the market offerings - apples, squash, even see some sugar pumpkins! Lots of tomatoes still - so get your goat cheese for the late summer cheese sandwiches and salads! See more about our market schedule under The Store:Farmers Markets. Visit us at the markets.

    The goat are currently grazing down 3rd growth on a hayfield. They get a new small lot every day, its fun to watch them work down the field. The feed areas alter with days in the woods and field edges to get the woody browse that they love.

    Our ON-FARM Store is OPEN - Wednesday through Sunday, 7 am - 7 pm.

    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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