Goat House Farm is a 501(c)(3) FarmHer operated micro-dairy in a rural area of Tallahassee on the beautiful Lake Talquin. The farm has its humble beginnings in the summer of 2015 with four acres, four goats, and four chickens. Founded on the love of animals and a passion for sustainability, we remain committed to compassionate practices and the most natural care of our land and animals as possible.
As stewards of the land and herd, we believe we have a responsibility to share nature’s blessings. We offer several agritourism opportunities on the farm, from farmstays to day visits. It is our goal to create a space where our visitors can have fun and learn about the animals – farm and forest – who share that space. We also strive to serve as a valuable resource for first time goat owners and to increase youth participation in sustainable agriculture.
Our primary goals are:
-To establish standards and communicative strategies for
first time goat owners based on scientific best practices and holistic care.
-To develop and build community educational programs on goat husbandry centered around compassion, empathy, and environmental awareness.
– To increase youth participation and interest in dairy goats through membership in 4-H and FFA programs.
-To improve community wellness through goat-assisted therapeutic services.
-To partner with nonprofit organizations in order to align shared missions and services.
We are not a rescue. We do believe by educating our communities to care for and care about the animals we live with, we can help reduce the burden on rescues.
The farm is home to a happy herd of goats: the pygmies who were mostly here before we were, our extra sweet nubians, two shy oberhaslis, some very sweet nigerians, and a few wacky mini nubians. We also have a flock of boisterous chickens, including several rare and exotics; a spoiled hog named Houdini (it is indeed a fitting name!); some lazy barn cats; and a bunch of busy bees!
To support our endeavors, we sell chicken eggs, specialty cottage goods, and natural goat milk and honey products. We also sell raw goat milk (for pet consumption only, as per Florida law). We offer handcrafted goods made right on the farm!
…(watch for our online store when we get around to it!)