Goat Farm

Unexpected Luxembourg…
OHM 2013
europe2013 , holland

Following OHM we dropped Zygis off in Eindhoven and looked for somewhere to stay for one night before heading down to France. We didn’t book or plan anything we just set the sat nav to locate nearby camp sites and landed ourselves in an organic goat farm by accident.

It was a perfect first stop and we ended up staying for 3 nights. The farm had 600 goats, dogs, cats, horses, chickens, a garden brimming with veg and delightful little kittens everywhere. It turns out they no longer ran a camp site but kindly let us stay in exchange for bag of kitten food.

The farm made goat cheese on site and would sell to restaurants and at farmers markets. It seemed a large scale operation with goats rotating between various barns and the surrounding fields. We also offered to help around the farm in thanks for letting us stay. The next two mornings we were in the thick of it in a barn full of goats. We were tasked with laying the barn out with fresh straw. A messy but fun job. The goats would eat anything and gave my shorts a good go!

The first night we grilled up some delicious goats cheese with enormous courgettes from the garden on the Cobb BBQ. We cracked a bottle of Moet we had been saving and celebrated the beginning of our adventures into to the unknown.

Big thanks to Karen, Jan and Maria for letting us stay on their farm and being so generous.

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