Fern was -- alongside Orion -- our very first goat. My brother and I drove our grandfather's pickup to somewhere-in-rural-NH the day before Thanksgiving 2010 and smuggled two white goats back to Vermont, and into our lives for good. When we returned back to the farm that afternoon, Louisa's family greeted us at the barn (they had just arrived to spend Thanksgiving with us), and I stepped out of the truck into the first snowfall of the year! We took little Fern (she was only a kid) and Orion out on a stroll to the far fields, our stomachs airy with butterflies, visions of what-would-someday-be gracing our periphery in dream-like flashes. It was a moment not to be forgotten -- for it was the moment we truly began farming; the beginning of chores; but ultimately, the beginnings of a life-enhancing education in animal husbandry. From there, Fern has developed into a champion milker and an extraordinary friend. She has now gifted us with many offspring and ample milk!
By popular demand, we are now offering sponsorships of our beloved goats. Each goat will have up to 5 sponsors per year. The money goes toward taking the best possible care of these amazing creatures. We feed only organic premium-quality hay (in winter months), GMO-free alfalfa supplement (all year), organic pasture (during the grazing season), free-source organic minerals (year-round), and organic whole grain.
Each sponsorship gift includes:
1 x original line drawing on premium card stock (by Louisa)
1 x thank you letter that will also tell the story of your goat
1 x gift of your choice (from the drop-down list below).