Groovy Goat Notes

Getting Back to our Groovy Roots

January 17, 2020

A groovy history lesson

As far back as I can remember I enjoyed being and working outside. I attribute a lot of this to my grandmother, Mary Costelo. A little history about my granny is necessary in order to understand what a unique and fabulous women she was. She was British, from the town of Wisborough Green, West Sussex England. She lived through WW11 and always told stories about how lucky she was to grow up on her farm during that time. They had eggs and milk which they could trade for sugar and other everyday necessities. Even as a…

Hired Help? More like hired family!

January 3, 2020

Happy New Year

I’ve been a bit slack in the blog post department! However, it’s a New Year and with it comes the promise of more posts so that you can keep up-to-date on the shenanigans here at Groovy Goat. Follow our blog to learn about all aspects of our endeavor, from the highs and lows of entrepreneurship to life on a small farm to experimenting with fresh new products. It’s going to be a great 2020!

Love What I Do

If you have read any of my previous posts you will pick up on a theme that I pretty…

This is why we do what we do!

March 1, 2017

Farm Kids

At a young age we learn how to work: clean our room, do the dishes, take the garbage out and so on. For farm kids, it goes like: feed the animals, muck out the stalls, milk the cow, collect the eggs, etc! In any case, we lean how to work! From this point on our skill set changes as do our tasks and responsibilities. Eventually we end up in what is hopefully a wonderful, challenging, rewarding career.

Groovy Goat Success

At Groovy Goat, we love our job! Don’t get me wrong. Every job has that little thing that…

Introducing “Barn to Bath” Farm Tours

July 29, 2016

Starting August 2, 2016, we will be offering guided “barn to bath” farm & soap making tours!

Individuals or small groups can enjoy guided tours of our farm and soap making workshop from the groovy farmer himself -Ryan! Find out how it all began. Get up-close and personal with our groovy goats and other animals. Learn about the soap making process and take home a soap sample. Allow approximately 45 – 60 minutes for tour.

Fee: $7 per person (children 3 and under are free!)

Barn to Bath Farm Tour Schedule

For 2020 we will be doing the barn to…

The Perils of Painting

June 30, 2016

Painting ugh!

Have you ever tried to paint a room before? How about an entire floor of your house? Well, this winter we started the hard task of deciding what colour scheme we should paint the outside of our store. We always liked the natural wood look but the issue came up that people were not noticing the store as they drove by. Customers pass by and notice the store too late. They have to drive down the road and turn around, but how many of them don’t turn around? We will never know! So now we have a decision…

The New Barn is finally (well almost) Complete!

January 17, 2016

Groovy Goat Farm

Groovy Goat was a hobby farm before it was a business. We built our barn one section at a time with what we could afford and it was never built properly. As our farm grew, our needs outgrew our barn and in November 2014 we started work on our new two story 24′ by 40′ barn. It was a learning curve for me, knowing a lot about electrical and enough about carpentry to get the job done. The barn was completed one long year later, with a concrete floor complete with drains, electrical, a hay loft and…

Planning a Wedding?

January 16, 2016

Groovy Goat Wedding Favors

Did you or someone you know get engaged over the holidays? It’s never too early to start planning, including choosing your wedding favors. Your guests will be sure to love our miniature soap and lotion favors. Every detail, from the product to the packaging, is personalized to best represent you and your special day. Find more information at groovygoat.ca

Christmas

November 16, 2015

Groovy Goat for Christmas

As all of you know Christmas is upon us yet again. Its seems that every year it comes earlier and earlier. For most of us as each year passes it is harder to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Goat milk contains naturally moisturizing, cleansing and soothing properties, making it ideal for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin. So what better gift than to give someone than some all natural goats milk soap? Upcoming at Groovy Goat on November 21st we have our annual Christmas sale at our own store front 36028…