Summer begins at Spiritwind Farm with 5 new kids and more on the way! Two of our Nigerian goats have given birth to healthy kids. See pictures below, and more on our Facebook page and updates on the website, “Spiritwindfarmllc.com”. Coming this month is our new YouTube channel called “Spiritwind Farm”, with videos of all of our wonderful activities and events here at the farm.
Sales for goat milk soap has been steadily increasing selling at the Sanford and Springvale farmers’ markets, “Girls Nite Out” events, and we are now selling to “Farmtopeople.com” an online farmers’ market in NYC. We now offer felted soaps. Fiber artist, Jan Winsor, of Gorham, ME felts our goats’ milk soaps with wool roving from her sheep and they are very popular.
With all the kids being born, we find many uses for the milk. The milk is delicious and is easy on the stomach. From this milk we make the cheeses; Chevre, a soft cheese with a sophisticated taste that goes very well with our locally grown wines; Bloomy Goat is another soft cheese that has a white mold crust on it with a soft cheese inside. We are still working on becoming a licensed dairy til then we offer it at the farm only.
A special thank you goes to Lysette Schaefer, our “woofer”(a farm volunteer program) who came in June. She was a big help with planting pumpkins, and corn. Putting in fence posts and repairing fencing in the garden. She helped with our English Shire horses, Lucy and Abby and learned how to drive them. Lysette just passed her RN boards and is on her way in the medical world. We miss you and hope you come back to visit us and the new kids in town! If you are interested in doing a farm volunteer “vacation”, please let us know.
In August we will be having a “Prepper-fest”. We extend an invitation to anyone who would be interested in learning about traditional homestead skills, driving horses and using horse drawn farm implements, how to start a fire, how to find and get safe water, and preparing for whatever could happen in this volatile world. Living on a farm we are always planning for the future and preparing for hard times, making our own food and living off the land.
We are listed on Farmstay.US. This is a site that offers farms that people can visit and/or work on a real farm. This summer is looking to be one of the best “real” Maine summers in a while with cool nights and warm, non humid days. Perfect for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, boating and beaching. We are a mere 25 minutes from the nearest beaches of Old Orchard, Wells, Ogunquit and York and we are not far from major tourist attractions. We know where the local folks go. So join us this summer, we have a little slice of heaven and as the song goes, you get to “take a trip and never leave the farm”. If you’re curious, ask Arin, our on site artist, about the song.
Enjoy our pictures and videos of our goats, horses and chickens. See you soon!