Farmer / Soapmaker
Hames & Axle Farm
Ashburnham, Massachusetts US
Nigerian dwarf goats, goat milk soap, goat milk lotion, herbal products, sustainable gifts that promote our love for animals.
The farm started in 1996 with the aim of teaching students about where their food came from. When standardized testing deemed agriculture irrelevant, we specialized in Nigerian dwarf goats and eventually soapmaking with them. I still do a lot of mentoring and we use the soap as a way to reconnect people with the farms and planet that support them. Where there's a will there's a way.
We are also beginning to offer respite services for those who feel overwhelmed and just need a little time on the farm with our "love squad" goats, our retired milkers.