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Goat Midwifery Class

Next in January 2023!

Do you want more knowledge, skills, and confidence in the goat birthing process? Join us for "What to Expect When Your Goat's Expecting!"

​$100 for up to two adults from the same farm family. Interested adolescents 10 and up from same farm family welcome at no additional charge.

​We'll go over all the basics of preparing for birthing, from maternal health to healthy deliveries. We'll also discuss common and uncommon complications, as well as infant goat care. This is a wealth of information developed after 12 years of experience on our dairy.  You will receive handouts and learn valuable skills for your pregnant doe and her kids. Dates and times TBA.

A couple important reminders for visiting the farm! 

  • We recommend wearing closed-toe shoes:

    • before entering the barn everyone is required to step through a sanitizer foot-bath

    • browse walk paths may include some uneven terrain and prickly vegetation (goats LOVE blackberries!) 

  • The farm is home to 6 livestock guardian dogs who take their job protecting our animals very seriously! Please: ​

    • don't pet the dogs, these are working animals not pets ​

    • be prepared for their barking - they're just doing their job 

    • leave your animals at home - this is for your safety and the safety of your animals, they're trained to protect our herd from predators and we don't want your animals to be mistaken for a predator! 

    • admire these awesome dogs (especially our two new puppies!) 

  • The gate code to enter the Nisqually River Forest Preserve for farm events is #6118​

  • You're welcome to take photos, please tag us on Facebook and Instagram @mtnlodgefarm!​