SkippingGoatFarm

Skipping Goat Farm Goods

Westerlo, New York | 990 Sales

SkippingGoatFarm

Skipping Goat Farm Goods

Westerlo, New York 990 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (100)

Announcement   LAST DAY to order for delivery by Dec. 25 is Thursday, Dec. 20! Please choose priority shipping. All items will ship within 24 hours on weekdays.

On Skipping Goat Farm we craft natural goat milk soaps and skincare with love and intention. Our goats are happy and healthy, eating only organic forage, hay and grain in the sunshine. Their milk adds nourishing, moisturizing qualities to our hand-milled, luxurious soaps.

Our products are made in small batches and are always phthalate-free. We do not use artificial colorants, scents and unnecessary fillers- only the beneficial remains. We craft these self-care products with sensitive skin and the environment in mind.

Check back frequently for updates. We are always adding new recipes and seasonal items.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 11, 2018

LAST DAY to order for delivery by Dec. 25 is Thursday, Dec. 20! Please choose priority shipping. All items will ship within 24 hours on weekdays.

On Skipping Goat Farm we craft natural goat milk soaps and skincare with love and intention. Our goats are happy and healthy, eating only organic forage, hay and grain in the sunshine. Their milk adds nourishing, moisturizing qualities to our hand-milled, luxurious soaps.

Our products are made in small batches and are always phthalate-free. We do not use artificial colorants, scents and unnecessary fillers- only the beneficial remains. We craft these self-care products with sensitive skin and the environment in mind.

Check back frequently for updates. We are always adding new recipes and seasonal items.

Ami Lahoff

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Ami Lahoff

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Maybe you're not a hippy. Maybe you just like patchouli. A sophisticated take on a scent with many associations... with orange and geranium, patchouli soap is quite divine! NEW!
Just listed! Organic shea and cocoa butter lotion bars in lemongrass or lavender scent. Stay ahead of dry skin season with an ultra-moisturizing treat!
New to the shop!! A lovely lavender bar with a hint of litsea to balance the floral goodness of this classic, often requested scent.

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About

Happy goats, happy life

If you had told me that I would be a goat farmer 10 years ago, I would have laughed.

My roots are punk, and I identified primarily as an oil painter until 7 years ago. My husband and I found our dream house before we'd discussed buying a home together. When we walked onto the property we saw a small barn and an expansive view of the Berkshire Mountains. My husband said he was going to sleep out there on summer nights, and I thought, "I'm going to put goats in that barn..."

Less than a year later, I brought home two pregnant does. Within two days they had both had their kids, and I was milking them. That was the beginning!

We live in a 210 year old farmhouse in the hilltowns of the Helderberg mountains (on the edge of the Catskills). We raise Oberhasli dairy goats on hay from unsprayed fields, forage, and organic grain in the sunshine. Our happy goats love to be hugged, give kisses freely, and enjoy being milked.

Learning how to farm and becoming stewards of our own historic home and land brought us to a more seasonal way of living. We are outside with the animals every day, in all weather, and have come to appreciate eating and caring for ourselves according to the seasons. I love milking my goats while watching the sun rise and set each day. From my milking stand I have a view of our tree-lined hill and can watch the rabbits, deer and birds pass by.

During our first milking season, we found we had far more milk than we could consume. Making soap was a way to use what we didn't cook with. We quickly realized that the goat milk soap we were giving away to our friends and family was in demand. Once they tried it, they had a hard time returning to their old product.

All of the Skipping Goat Farm products are inspired by nature and a healthy lifestyle. We are principled in our approach to formulation and consider even the packaging- all materials are recycled, recyclable, tree-free, or fully compostable. Our belief is that we don't need to harm the earth or our health to have a luxurious, useful product.

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  • Ami Lahoff

    Owner, Formulator

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Last updated on Aug 1, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Do you do custom scents, sizes, party and event favors?

Yes!! Our soap can be made in custom sizes and scents. Please contact us with your ideas and we can discuss pricing and timeline. We also do favors for showers, weddings and corporate events. We can work with your theme and color story to create custom, eco-friendly packaging design. Custom orders require a minimum of 30 days to create.

Are your items vegan?

No. Our soaps use goat milk that our animals produce on our farm. We do not use animal fat, however. Our goats are raised humanely on hay from pasture land that has never been sprayed or treated and no animals are harmed in our milking program. In fact, they rather like to milked!