For as long as I can remember I have always had a fascination with goats. We would drive by pastures full of goats and I would plead with my husband to slow down so I could just watch them. I love their funny antics, array of colors and gentle disposition...I just feel at peace when I am around them. Around 2012 I came down with a condition called Gastroparesis and after doing much research found out goat milk helps coat the stomach and make my organs work better, it gave me much relief… Well, that was all I needed to hear. I bought books, read on the internet and fully researched all the dairy breeds there were. We also made a point to attended all the dairy goat shows we could attend. Seeing the goats shaved down and “show ready” made me want one more than ever. I went home and researched where to buy the best registered dairy goats we could.
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Fast forward and we now have over 130 ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) registered dairy goats; Alpines, Saanens, Nubians, LaManchas,and Nigerian Dwarfs. We are officially a Grade A Dairy, and have a farm store to purchase cheese, goat milk fudge, goat milk caramels, farm raised whey fed whole pork breakfast sausage, pork chops, Italian sausage, farm raised beef, goat milk soap, goat milk lotion, Harmony lane hats and T-shirts and an assortment of adorable crocheted goats, custom orders encouraged, just e-mail me.
Store hours are 8am - 5pm Monday through Saturday, or call 615-684-7659, for special arrangements.
We offer 8 flavors of Chevre; Plain, Garlic and Herb, Smithville Spice, Cajun, Chive/Dill, Cranberry/Cinnamon, Cumberland cherry orange, and BlackberryChevre, made from our farm raised Blackberries, a delicious goat milk feta with sun-dried tomatoes & organic kalamata olives all marinated in a grape seed oil.
Our goats have sixty-four acres to forage, and especially love to graze on the blackberry fence rows in the back of the property. We make it a point to take them for long walks every day and believe the array of abundant foliage, and drinking from our natural spring helps to produce better milk, cheese and an all around healthier goat. With having our human kids grown and married, these goat girls are our kids. We probably spend more time walking, feeding, and hanging out in the barn then we do in the house!
Stay tuned for more updates, more cheese flavors, and Goat milk ice cream in the future.
A little side note, I was not raised with goats, I didn’t belong to 4H or have years of experience when I started, I couldn’t even have animals while growing up (sorry mom and dad for ratting you out) If you have a dream don’t let other people or things keep you down…if you are passionate about something you will find a way to make it happen. Has it been a piece of cake? No, have there been days I wanted to quit and “have a life” yes, but at the end of the day I love my goats, I love what I do and I love the look on peoples face when they taste our products and how it makes them feel. Not to mention the pure joy people experience when they hold a baby goat, brush a Llama, or take a picture with a colorful parrot. I designed this place for me, all those years driving around looking at those goats in the fields, I wanted something like this to go to, I wanted a clean place to sit down on a chair and cuddle a goat, love on it and scratch it’s little chin. I love Llamas, they are they are the sweetest and make the best llama selfie’s EVER. Their wool is so interesting to brush, people come from all over and stay for hours interacting with the animals, very therapeutic. They say… do what makes you smile, when I had my first original 4 goats (their picture is in the store behind the register) I would find myself smiling every time I was with them, caring for them, feeding them, and yes even mucking their stalls. But when I started milking them, my love grew even stronger, there is so much you can make from goat milk and it’s much easier to digest and healthier for you than cow. I love them, and they love me back with delicious, nutritious, healthy milk. Come see for yourself!
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”
Enjoy and stay in Harmony!