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New Shifts Available in Jewish Goat Co-op

IMG_1474It doesn’t come around often, so if you were thinking how much fun it would be to join our co-op, care for the goats & enjoy the milk & cheese, now is the time! Due to out-of-state moves, pregnancies, and other life changes, the Jewish Goat Co-op actually has a few current & upcoming openings for late afternoon/evening shifts —  which are expected to go quickly. We’re already getting over two quarts a day at the evening milking and expect that to increase as the weaning of the new kids is completed. It doesn’t come around often, so if you were thinking how much fun it would be to join our co-op, care for the goats & enjoy the milk & cheese, now is the time!

Concerned you have no experience milking? Not to worry. We train you — most of us had never met a goat when we joined.

Concerned you know know nothing about goats or goat behavior? Fortunately, we have the most loving goats in the state, but we don’t let them train the humans as they can be pretty mischievous and give us some bad habits. We train you about that too!

What does it entail? For the full shifts, you come once a week (every other week for a half shift), change out the water, supplement the grazing with organic fruits and veggies (and alfalfa in the winter), milk the goats , do a quick clean up, and then lock the goats up in the barn for the night. Just like human kids, they try to stall some, but you will quickly become adept at outsmarting them. (Hint: They’ll do anything for food.)  There are leadership committee opportunities, community farm day participation & leadership, occasional co-op member events, a monthly clean up  and this summer we’ll be installing flooring and new fencing. So to check out if this is for you, or not, please call Yael’s cell 303 884-3806 to set up a first observation.  It doesn’t come around often, so if you were thinking how much fun it would be to join our co-op, care for the goats & enjoy the milk & cheese, now is the time!

In case you are on the fence (pun intended), here’s what one of our members said

I’ve learned that animals have real personalities and temperaments.  Jewish tradition states that while animals do not have the same soul (neshama) as humans, they do have a ruach (spirit).  Now I know it first hand!”

Another added, ” And I’ve discovered that our goats love food and companionship — just like my people!”

Love animals? Love Homemade Chevre? Come check us out.   Call 303 884-3806.

 

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