Monday, June 30, 2014

Lots of “Kidding” at the Farm!

Summer begins at Spiritwind Farm with 5 new kids and more on the way! Two of our Nigerian goats have given birth to healthy kids. See pictures below, and more on our Facebook page and updates on the website, “”. Coming this month is our new YouTube channel called “Spiritwind Farm”, with videos of all of our wonderful activities and events here at the farm.
Sales for goat milk soap has been steadily increasing selling at the Sanford and Springvale farmers’ markets, “Girls Nite Out” events, and we are now selling to “” an online farmers’ market in NYC. We now offer felted soaps. Fiber artist, Jan Winsor, of Gorham, ME felts our goats’ milk soaps with wool roving from her sheep and they are very popular.

With all the kids being born, we find many uses for the milk. The milk is delicious and is easy on the stomach. From this milk we make the cheeses; Chevre, a soft cheese with a sophisticated taste that goes very well with our locally grown wines; Bloomy Goat is another soft cheese that has a white mold crust on it with a soft cheese inside. We are still working on becoming a licensed dairy til then we offer it at the farm only.

A special thank you goes to Lysette Schaefer, our “woofer”(a farm volunteer program) who came in June. She was a big help with planting pumpkins, and corn. Putting in fence posts and repairing fencing in the garden. She helped with our English Shire horses, Lucy and Abby and learned how to drive them. Lysette just passed her RN boards and is on her way in the medical world. We miss you and hope you come back to visit us and the new kids in town! If you are interested in doing a farm volunteer “vacation”, please let us know.

In August we will be having a “Prepper-fest”. We extend an invitation to anyone who would be interested in learning about traditional homestead skills, driving horses and using horse drawn farm implements, how to start a fire, how to find and get safe water, and preparing for whatever could happen in this volatile world. Living on a farm we are always planning for the future and preparing for hard times, making our own food and living off the land.

We are listed on Farmstay.US. This is a site that offers farms that people can visit and/or work on a real farm. This summer is looking to be one of the best “real” Maine summers in a while with cool nights and warm, non humid days. Perfect for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, boating and beaching. We are a mere 25 minutes from the nearest beaches of Old Orchard, Wells, Ogunquit and York and we are not far from major tourist attractions. We know where the local folks go. So join us this summer, we have a little slice of heaven and as the song goes, you get to “take a trip and never leave the farm”. If you’re curious, ask Arin, our on site artist, about the song.

Enjoy our pictures and videos of our goats, horses and chickens. See you soon!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"If You Build It, They Will Come"

The famous phrase from "Field of Dreams" speaks to what happens when you have dreams and believe in what you are doing. Farmers are all about faith. Faith in nature, faith in yourself, faith in the fruition of hard work, followed by a cold beer after a hard day's work. But I digress.

Thank you to the following for contributing to our first Indiegogo attempt: Ken Frank, LRae York, Kim Mossbrook, Erik Streeter, Prish Moran, and Arin Quintel. Your reward has been mailed. Hope you enjoy. We did not meet our goal, but we learned. And learning is worth its weight in gold. 

The future looks good for us. We have attended one of the first local farmers' markets of the year, a new one at the Town Hall in Berwick, ME. It has been a huge success. The people are coming, to get out of the cold, and, to spend their hard earned money. Farmers will do well, especially those of us who grow organically, pesticide and GMO-free. Talking with folks has given us a good picture of the trends: people are not so willing to spend their hard earned money on "junk". And why would you? Sure, organic may cost a little more (not as much more as you'd think), but it is so much more healthy for you.

It's been a very long and very cold winter. And it's not over yet. Seeds are being started and plans are being made. Big plans. We will be creating the creamery, and more. The space for the creamery will also serve as the farm store this summer. I will be building an off the grid studio/live-in. Spaces for volunteers to come and stay could include yurts, teepees, and more. Plans for a new water well for water access. We will have a classroom. Somehow, all of these things will come together, and we want you to come!!

New product!! Felted soaps! A cooperative collaboration between goats and sheep, and Spiritwind Farm and Four Winds Farm ( Check us both out on the web.
The website is being updated to show the new products and make it easier to shop. Stay tuned, stick with us, and come for a visit. Serious volunteers needed! We treat our volunteers very well, and you won't go hungry. Please check out the website, call us at 207-457-3001, or email:

Thanks for visiting!!