1. What does Lippen Croft mean?
You can read all about the on our About page.
2. Who are you?
Also found on the About page.
3. Where are you located?
We are located in south Mississippi, in the New State of Jones, actually.
4. What do you do?
We raise and breed Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats for milk and show because WE LOVE THEM. We milk the goats ourselves. We drink the milk, sell the milk, and I use the milk to make goat milk soap. In 2016 we are planning to add butter and cheese to our goat milk products. I am currently looking into laws and licensing for those products.
We raise chickens and ducks for eggs. We use our own eggs and sell them as well. Lippen Croft participates in the state NPIP program and is licensed to sell eggs from our farm and at markets. We also breed our chickens for hatching eggs as well.
How many goats do you have?
Currently we have 15 goats. We have 10 registered does, 4 bucks, and 1 wether. We have bred 4 does for spring babies so we hope to have more goats on the ground starting in March 2016.
Do you sell your goats or babies?
I do sell the kids (the young goats not my children, though there are days…). If you are interested in buying a goat from Lippen Croft you can check out our kidding schedule.
What is a wether?
A wether is a neutered male goat. Wethers makes the best goat pets!
All bucks born from first time dams are sold as wethers with very few exceptions.
What are those exceptions?
In some special cases wen contacted and requested we will sell an unregistered buck to be used as a sire in his new herd. The only time we would consider this is if the buck was from a first freshener or had a minor disqualification and would prevent us from registering him but would have no poor affect on an unregistered herd of milking does on a small family farm.
What is a first freshener?
A first freshener is doe who is kidding for the first time. In other words, she is a first time mom.
What’s in your soap?
Well my actual recipes I will not list. I read, researched, and studied long before making any for the first time. I made multiple recipes before I came up with the ones we like best around here and feel confident putting our farm name on them. There were many failed batches and recipes that worked but were not up to the standard I desire. BUT if you want to know about the additives and extras I use and how the affect the soap then read my Soap Additives page.