Goat Yard blog

Goats in Winter: Staying Warm

Goats in Winter: Staying Warm

Out at LexFarm’s Goat Yard this afternoon, volunteers, visitors, and goats alike enjoyed the sunny but brisk afternoon. All of us were prepared: humans with our manufactured coats, and goats with their natural winter coats. If you visit the goat yard, you will notice that […]

Why Dogs Are Not Allowed

Why Dogs Are Not Allowed

Imagine being a prey animal: always alert to potential predators, ready to react immediately to any sign of danger. In the wild, danger can lurk around any corner, so prey animals must frequently go on high alert. Goats are prey animals. Vigilance and reactivity are […]

Ionia’s Progress

Ionia’s Progress

If you’ve been to LexFarm’s Goat Yard recently, you’ve seen that Ionia is looking “very pregnant.” She is in her 15th week of pregnancy, so she has about 6 more weeks to go. A strong doe and a great mom, Ionia continues to be out […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Yes, the LexFarm Goat Yard is open on New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1), from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Ring in the new year with our wonderful Nigerian Dwarf goats! Suggested donation: $2 per person ($5 per family). Please park in the Busa Farm lot […]

This is what we mean by “farm-based education”

This is what we mean by “farm-based education”

Great video from Patch (click on picture to play and read accompanying patch article.) We are thrilled that the word about the goat yard is spreading, and we’re beginning to realize our mission for farm-based education right here in Lexington, MA! Many thanks to Patrick Ball, […]

Great Opening Day!

Great Opening Day!

As you can see from this picture, everyone was bundled up the day after the nor’easter, but we did have a fun afternoon in the Goat Yard on Sunday! We got great news today: the three doelings were re-united with their mother, Ionia, having been […]

Goat Lessons

Goat Lessons

As we begin our new venture of offering goat/farm-based education, we expect to learn a great deal ourselves in the process! We’ll share those learnings as we can through this blog. To start, here are some initial impressions from Ellen Frye, LexFarm’s Board liaison to […]

Announcing the Goat Yard

Announcing the Goat Yard

We are thrilled to announce that we have started a small farming operation involving Nigerian Dwarf Goats!  The goat yard is located on private property behind Busa Farm and LexFarm has hired two wonderful caretakers, Sofia McDonald Games and Ben Schlosser, to operate the goat […]