Coffee, Sugar, Flour, and Tobacco;

We have been told, by our land's previous owners, those were the only four consumed goods that their parents purchased.  Everything else that family of seven ate came from our 15 acres.  They raised a wide variety of animals for meat and milk, cultivated a large garden patch, and orchard.  Built a canning room and filled it with thousands of jars, and froze and dried many goods to keep for winter.  

Perhaps, they were exaggerating slightly when they said just four items were purchased.  However, the more time we devote to rebuilding soil, pastures, and the orchard the more we can imagine living off this land (someday).      

 

Goat Boat Farms began in 2014 when we (Jon and Nicole) started the slow process of restoring what was once a thriving homestead.  Our initial goals involved mostly clearing land and rebuilding soil with the intent to grow flowers and food.   We were faced with years of Himalayan blackberry (to the point that whole building existed we didn't know of)  The obvious choice for clearing was goats, and our future changed the day the first four arrived.....      

We can be reached at Nicole@goatboatfarm.com

 

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Flowers

 
 

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Bouquets

Special events

 
 

Meat

 
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We raise pigs, rabbits, and sheep for meat  

Our animals spend their days on pasture and are fed a local organic scratch and peck feed in addition to garden scraps

(we are lucky to have two organic farms in our neighborhood who supply us with lots of extra produce)

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WE will be taking preorders for 2017 meat soon

quarter, half, and full shares of pork will be AVAILABLE, We raise American Guinea hogs, a heritage breed RENOWNED for its flavor.  pricing will depend on current feed cost, but will be similar to 2016 prices (quarter shares started at $150) we finish our pigs in late fall

email us for rabbit and sheep AVAILABILITY

 

 

 

 

 
 
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The goats

 
 

Our herd of dairy goats help us clear land, give us an abundance of delicious milk, and provides constant entertainment (we refer to it as 'goat tv')

 

 
 
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The Boat

She's big, she's old, she's got potential  

 
 
 
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Completely rewiring our 1920 farmhouse meant we were left with a surplus of copper wire.  Instead of recycling the copper, we were inspired to remake it into something new. 

Shaping, hammering, and soldering the wire quickly became my favorite way to spend the winter months.  Find our jewelry at the Lucky Dumpster in Edison, at the various markets we attend, and at our Etsy page; Goat Boat Jewelry.