More grass and rotating pastures for the goats.
Less cleanup work for the humans.
Moving to a no grain, grass-fed program.
We're now about 30 minutes from both south and north Austin.
BECOME A SHAREHOLDER!
* All sales are final. No Refunds. Payments can be made by cash, check, or to firstname.lastname@example.org through your bank or PayPal, or via telephone through Square.
We feed organic alfalfa pellets, Chaffhaye, Texas Natural Non-GMO, Soy-Free, Corn Free, Chemical Free Goat Pellets (we are weaning them off these to a no grain diet), Fertrell Minerals and hay cut from a naturally growing pasture (no pesticides or herbicides and Medina fertilizer). I worm with Molly's Herbals natural wormers. Occasionally the goats find a way to get into the chicken area and get a small amount of Texas Natural's chicken feed. ;) Gotta love 'em.
Step 2: Maintenance Fee
Now that you have purchased a Milk Goat Herd Share you are the proud owner of a portion of a dairy goat herd. Contract with me to take care of your herd share for you. (972-755-1276)
MILKING AND CHORES: $10/mo per quarter share for the first month. You milk once a week at your set milking time. You can milk by hand or with a hand vacuum pump milking machine. You keep your share of the milk. You also take care of the daily chores. After the first month your rate will increase to $35/mo per quarter share during training and will then be reduced to $30/mo per quarter share to help cover actual operating costs. Get a discount for a half share at $58 per month. A full share will not be available until Spring of 2020. A quarter share produces more or less a quart per week.
Plan to spend 2 hours each week for milking and chores. After the learning phase (2-3 months) you may be able to finish in about an hour each week.
This is a fabulous opportunity to learn what it takes to produce milk and eggs by being a farmer once a week. You can learn as much or as little about goat husbandry as you want.
PICKUP ONLY: $62.50/month per quarter share. You pay for someone to milk and take care of all of the animal chores for you. You come weekly at your prearranged time to pick up your milk (you'll receive your share percentage from your assigned milking session). Get a discount for a half share at $123.00 per month. A quarter share produces more or less a quart per week.
How it works
Step 1: Milk Goat Herd Share
You purchase a portion (share(s)) of the dairy goat herd for $10 one-time payment. You will literally own a portion of the herd.
One quarter share entitles you to one-quart (or 1/4th of the production from all goats in milk (whichever is greater) per milking each week.
After purchasing your herd share, purchase a monthly maintenance plan and a milking kit (optional). Then call 972-755-1276 to schedule an initial shareholder milking/ training time to begin your city farm experience. At this first meeting we will sign a bill of sale and a maintenance agreement.
Should you decide to opt out, I will buy your share back from you at any time for the full price you paid for it. Maintenance fees are not refundable.
A quarter share produces 1 (+/-) quart per week.
1/4 Share: $10 per quarter share one-time purchase PLUS monthly maintenance fees of from $62.50
per month. You pay me to take care of your milking and chores. You pick up what your share produces at a time we agree on.
1/4 Share: $10 per quarter share one-time purchase PLUS monthly maintenance fees of $10 the first month. See details below. You milk and do farm chores on your designated day and time. After training you should be able to complete milking in about an hour. Thanks for the help!