Land of Milk and Honey
Nestled between Gilroy's garlic and Morgan Hill's mushrooms, lies the land of milk and honey. Our farm raises ADGA registered Nubian Dairy Goats, Flemish Giant and Havana Rabbits, and is home to European Honey Bees. We offer luxurious goat milk soaps and lotions, local honey, blacksmithing, and a variety of other crafts.
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Our bottlefed babies grow up to be well-adjusted beauties. We breed for high-well attached udders, good dairy quality, milk production, correctness of form, and lovable temperaments.
Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions are naturally soothing to the skin. The soaps are not drying and do not leave a residue, making them perfect for people with sensitive skin.
8/30/15 - What a busy summer! It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over, expecially when we are still getting temperatures over 100 degrees. We took our two retained doelings to our county fair where they took grand and reserve champion! We are gearing up for rabbit breeding and preparing for goat breeding at the end of September (February babies). Stay tuned for our show schedule where you may find our wares. In addition to our luxurious soaps and lotions, we will be adding a few more items to our line.
2/10/15 - The first boy of the season More baby goats! Lara kidded today with twins, one doeling and one buckling. This is also the first year that Gretel has been able to interact (supervised) with the babies (she is turning 2 this year). Gretel is doing very well with the little ones. Yeti, as usual, has taken it all in stride.
2/7/15 - More babies..Triplet girls! Airmid has decided to take after her mother, Autumn, and has started a trend of triplets. We couldn't get over the fact that she had three girls last year, and even more shocked that it was a repeat performance. We are just esstatic that mom and babies are doing well.
2/5/15 - Kaitlyn delivers first baby of the year Apparently Kaitlyn has little respect for all the hard work I put into schedules and calanders. Though she wasn't due for another week and a half, Kaitlyn delivered a stunning doeling today. Mom and baby are doing well. Way to go Kaitlyn! Make sure to check out our Kidding Around page for more details.
1/25/15 - UC Davis Goat Day Want to learn about goats? Want to know how we learned so much? UC Davis has an annual event to teach about goats. This year the focus is on milk production and food safety. Even if you have meat goats or just pet goats, it is a great way to learn more (they have other sessions than just dairy).
1/25/15 - Baby goat will soon be here! Time has a way of flying by. We bred our goats a little later this time, so we don't have any babes on the ground...yet. We are expecting our first batch of babies from Quinn, Kaitlyn, and Airmid by the beginning of March. Coming up in April, will be Lara. Last, but certainly not least, will be Raven in May. We had bred her earlier, but she didn't take. If you are interested in babies, get on our list now! If you are interested in a bucking, please let us know in advance. We will notify you when they are born. All buckling purchases must have a 50% deposit down by one week of age or they will be castrated and you will be placed at the end of the list.
11/6/14 - Busy show season! 'Tis the season for holiday shows. We have a full schedule where we will be selling numerous products including our soaps and lotions, marshmallow shooters, and more! Can't make it to a show? Make an appointment and pick up your favorite products at the farm.
Nov. 7 - Hilmar School Fall Carnival 4-7 pm Lander Ave in Hilmar
Nov. 8 - Holiday Open House Boutique 1-3 pm 1000 Alder St. in Hollister
Nov. 15 - Machado Holiday Boutique 9 am - 4 pm 15130 Sycamore Dr. in Morgan Hill
Nov. 15 - Barn Door Boutique Holiday Shoppe 10 am - 5 pm 2575 Church Ave in San Martin
Nov. 16 - Silver Creek Holiday Craft Fair 11 am - 3 pm 3434 Silver Creek Road San Jose
Nov. 23 - JingleFest 10 am - 4 pm at Naperdak Hall - 770 Montague Expressway San Jose
Nov. 29 - Gustine High School Holiday Boutique 501 North Ave in Gustine
Dec. 5 - 7 - Heritage Holiday Fair at Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds - 2601 E. Lake Ave in Watsonville
10/17/14 - Fall Boutique Come one, come all to our Fall Boutique happening 10/17-10/19! We have our goat milk soaps and lotions, jewelry, and holiday decor all ready for you. Visit our goats, bunnies, and chickens, but don't forget to say hello to Yeti. We are open 10-5 on Friday and Saturday, 10-4 on Sunday. This is your opportunity to just drop by the farm (otherwise appointment only), but stayed tuned for other show dates and locations. We have a busy fall show season.
7/3/14 - Our last babies go home We are officially out of goats for sale this year. Our last two wethers went to their new home this evening. We will still have plenty of bunnies as well as our wonderful farm products.
6/10/14 - Mabie's Farm Store launch! After several years of "I'm going to to our products online", we have finally done it! At the moment, the store offers our lotions. We promise it won't take years to post the rest of our inventory.
2/7/14 - Our First Freshener Kids First fresheners are always a wild-card when it comes to kidding. Usually things go well, though they seem a bit confused as to what happened. They also still need to learn the milking routine and their milking order (though shalt not mess with the order or the girls will be tempermental and tussle for the rest of the day). Lara, Merry's daughter, had an easy delivery, bringing a beautiful buckling and doeling into the world.
2/6/14 - More babies! Mornings are busy here. We have baby goats to feed, moms to be milked, bunnies, chickens, and dogs to be tended. While feeding bunnies, we were delighted to see that Natasha, our Flemish Giant has babies in the nest. She can be a bit finicky, so we will wait until tomorrow to count how many. A previous breeding between her and Krassney resulted in spectacular kits.
Just as dinner was ready, we noticed Quinn was giving birth. Though she has had a lot of twins in the past, this year she had a single buckling. He is adorable with his white belt. Luckily, with the change in the weather, he has Airmid's three girls to help keep him warm.
2/5/14 - A Sad Farewell & New Babies Our new year was rung in with tears. On December 31st, Merry went into labor early, way too early. After delivering two deceased kids and with a great deal of vet intervention to save her, Merry passed away in the afternoon on January 1st. I still stand in the pasture and look for her.
We were concerned about the rest of the herd with four more does left to kid. On January 29th, Airmid kidded in the afternoon with three beautiful babies...ALL GIRLS! Mom and babies are doing great. We are anxiously awaiting more babies and more girls returning to the milk parlour.
11/3/13 - Fall Boutique at the Farm! Don't miss out on our Fall Boutique. We will be open on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 to 5 and on Sunday, Nov 10 from 10 to 4. Find us at: 1955 Church Ave in San Martin. From Hwy 101, exit on San Martin Ave and turn east (left if you are southbound). At the second stop sign (Foothill) turn right. At the next stop sign (Church Ave) turn left. We will be on the right side of the road. Come see the goats, chickens, and bunnies. Get a start on your holiday shopping. Hope to see you there!
4/17/13 - Baby goats all gone All of the baby goats are sold and have gone to their new homes. We recently went from 6 (4 that we had for sale and 2 that we were kid sitting) to zero. Though it is quieter, I do miss watching them jump and play.
4/13/13 - Kidding season done, lots of baby bunnies As of 3/23/13, our last goat, Airmid, kidded. All of our goat babies are on the ground. We've already had several babies head to their new homes, so we only have a few boys left! In Lepus Lair, our bunnies are doing what bunnies do. We have a few 3/4 Flemish 1/4 Californians left for sale, 3 Havanas ready for new homes, and 7 babies in the nest box.
3/20/13 - Babies - Bunnies and Goats We have lots of babies looking for their future homes. Our baby goats are growing well. They have been disbudded and the boys have been castrated. The baby bunnies are eating voraciously and growing well. We took a few of the Havana babies to the lastest rabbit show and they did well despite their baby fuzz. No first place ribbons, but lots of compliments from the judges.
2/15/13 - More Kidding Around ;) We had people bringing back a couple of our does for breeding when Quinn decided to show them what they would be in for. Quinn ate a little breakfast and then quickly showed signs that she was in labor. Making it look easy, she delivered 2 beautiful tri-colored boys!
2/11/13 - Kidding season has started Merry started off our kidding season with a beautiful baby girl and a boy. The girl has a blaze on her face as well as a white 'leg warmer' on her front leg. The boy is a gorgeous chesnut color. They were born this evening and I can hear them on the porch, eager for their next meal. Mom is doing great! We are expecting most of our girls to kid in the next couple weeks, so we will be busy.
1/27/13 - Baby Bunnies almost ready! No baby goats yet, but do we have baby bunnies! Frederika's crew of 7 will be the first babies ready for new homes. They are Flemish Giants and are all a silver/reddish color. They are not show quaility as they do not conform to the strict color standards, but have been well handled to be friendly. Or, they are growing quickly with several of them weighing over 3 pounds already (at 6 1/2 weeks old)! Given a little more time to grow, they would provide a hearty meal. Savannah, our Havana rabbit, has 4 broken chocolate babies (2 show quality and 2 pet quality) that will be available later next month. At the end of next month, Olga (Flemish Giant) will have her herd of 11 babies available. Due to their age, showability has not been assessed yet.