May 2018 Edition of "The Balanced Goat"

This is the first of our monthly newsletter, bringing you new products, new ideas, and a look into how we all can work together for a better future.

In May you’ll find our Surfing Goat Soaps at the following events. May 3 – Strolling of the Heifers, Women’s Business Expo, Brattleboro, VT, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. River Garden May 5 – Central Tree Middle School, Rutland, MA 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.

May 19 – Sholan Farms Apple Blossom Festival Leominster, MA More events coming in June!

As always, we’re always at the website, or at the farm, 18 Kraetzer Road, Ashburnham, MA 01430. Want to speak directly to us, call 978-827-1305, or email me at

Balancing the Farm

A balanced farm integrates the animals, the land, the people and the products. That’s what we’re trying to do. Thanks for following our efforts.

It’s baby season!

New Home Season


Spring is a busy time in any house hold, but for Hames & Axle Farm it’s a time of new births, post natal care, planning time for shows and sales time for gifts.

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve created two new items – A Natural Housewarming Basket, pictured above, and a Mommy/Baby Basket, picture still pending. The Housewarming Basket contains a Dream Pillow, a lock and key molded soap set, a SeaBeez plastic free food wrap, our Natural Orange Cleaner, a reusable gift pouch filled with three wool dryer balls, a soap sack, a soap dish, a shampoo bar and a bar of Surfing Goat Soap. All this is available for $55, including shipping and handling.

The Mommy/Baby Basket contains a large and a small dream pillow, one for Mommy and one for Baby, Mommy Care Balm for those sore nipples, a bar of Kidling Baby Soap, a jar of teething balm, and a jar of Tender Tush Cream, and a bar of our premium Surfing Goat Soap, all made here at the farm. This basket will be available for $45.00, along with a coupon for additional products.

Looking for a Reason to Make a Purchase?

May 1 – May Day (celebrate flowers and labor)

May 14 – Mother’s Day May 19 – National Frog Jumping Day May is National Pet Month! Contact Us

Hames & Axle Farm

18 Kraetzer Road Ashburnham, MA 01430 978-827-1305 Real People? Pat and Dave Stewart

Hames & Axle Happenings So far this spring we’ve had nine sets of birthings, though not all were happy endings. Unfortunately, living things don’t always do what we want, and in this case, we lost a good many kids. However, sixteen kids have survived, and more will be coming in upcoming months. All the males have been sold as pet wethers, and we’ve also welcomed seven doelings to the farm already. So far, Eryn Sung and Galaxy have been bottlefed, but Melrose, Oolong, Pekoe, Ginseng and Antebella. Most of these girls have already been spoken for, but we do love baby season, for the little time that they get to stay with us.

Along with the goats, we’re looking forward to having our beehive full and a new set of chickens to grow up. The gardens will go in soon, and we’re looking forward to getting ready for the 2nd Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea with Goats event in early fall. It’s going to be a busy year!

(Our new sign, created by CW Joyce Designs)

As always, Hames & Axle and Surfing Goat Soaps are all about helping people live better on the planet. To that end, I’ve started a new blog – “Overall Knowledge” which you can find at Want to learn more about how farms work, how the planet works, and how we work on the farm? Just check it out, and share it with your friends. It’s all part of our mission to help the planet. Your purchase and support make it possible for us to keep doing it. Thank you!


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