Here at Down Home Farms we believe in quality over quantity. Quality begins with the care of our herd. Our Happy Herd may be small, but we make sure they are served the finest feed to ensure optimal health. The goats are milked by hand to give extra attention and love to their care. Quality is also found in our home-grown flowers, herbs and vegetables using homemade compost and organic soil as the foundation for the plants. We are proud to use these home-grown ingredients as inspiration for our soap blends!
With the skin being the largest organ of the human body, it’s important to apply only the finest ingredients to it. Our soaps are 100% natural – not to mention our labels are plastic-free and 100% recyclable. A few of our soaps contain labels embedded with wildflower seeds that can be planted at home in your own garden. Great for you and great for the environment! Don’t just eat healthy foods, apply them to your skin as well!
Meet Our Team
Gabby- Crazy goat girl
Hi friends! My name is Gabriella, founder of Down Home Soap Co. I’ve always had a passion for animals – ever since I was a little girl. Being married to a farmer who shares the same interests as me is a dream come true! What started as “Jack Jack” my first goat for our 2nd wedding anniversary gift has turned into a family-run business – milking the highest-quality Mini Nubians and turning their yummy, nutrient-rich milk into goods for my family. I’ve loved sharing this experience with my daughters and watching them learn how to care and love for the Goats. As these goats stole my heart, I quickly became the crazy goat girl.
Gardening is another passion of mine! Our cabinets are stacked with canned goods filled with home-grown produce. When we started canning items and milking goats, I found myself frequently having extra amounts of both, even after using it in our meals and preserving for later use. I started researching soap made with goats’ milk and fresh, homegrown ingredients! I was quickly amazed with the way you can combine fresh produce and flowers with the soap giving your skin an added boost from the nutrients. In addition, my two daughters helped me realize how important it is to use only the best, highest-quality ingredients. My youngest daughter struggles with dry problematic skin, and I was so pleased to see how the gentle ingredients help soothe her irritated skin. I am on a mission to share my love of goat milk soap with others! I appreciate you following along our journey and trying our nutrient-rich goat milk soaps!
RYAN – THE MILK MAN
The jack of all trades, and truly the most genuine guy you will ever meet. Ryan is always there helping me in the garden and milking goats. He is a full-time, 4th generation dairy farmer, so his knowledge on soil management and dairy health has been a huge attribute for our farm. I have learned an abundance from him. Our homestead is set on the land his grandfather lived on and his father was raised. Our goat barn previously known as “The Pig House“ was built by Ryan’s grandfather back in 1951 with lumber cut from our pasture’s woods. There’s even a handprint of Ryan’s father as a child and a date in the concrete in front of the barn to prove it! He is truly the backbone of our farm. I love seeing the way my girls explore and create memories in the same place my husband’s family created.
Mia and Sofia- oUR lITTLE hELPERS!
These girls are living a dream I had as a kid. They are eager to get in the barn and help with milking each morning and they LOVE to feed the goat kids! They also give the goats their daily dose (or two) of treats. Along with lots of loving, it’s pretty special seeing the love your child has for farm animals. They also enjoy being in the garden, planting seeds, harvesting produce, or just playing in the dirt! They are truly our little helpers!
Nicolette – Our 4th generation Mini Nubian with blue eyes and tri color. She really is stunning! Nicolette is our smartest goat. The moment the veterinarian walks through the door she turns around and trots away. She remembers everything and only does what she wants! Her silly personality is seen through jumping up on the walls, acting like a kid and nudging you for extra loving! You’ll be her favorite person if you give her a chin rub!
Poppy – Our 5th generation mini Nubian covered in spots and colors. She is the goofiest of them all. Every herd has what they call “A Loudmouth,” and she is ours! You will never be late for a milking because Poppy will be letting you know what time it is. She is by far our most food-motivated goat and will do just about anything for some treats! Poppy loves scratches between her shoulder blades!
Zoey – Our 5th generation Mini Nubian has buck-colored skin. She’s truly my sweetheart as it shows through her calm and nurturing ways. Zoey would choose loving from her favorite humans over food and is amazing with our daughters. She even lets our daughter, Mia, milk her right in the middle of the barn – no milk stand needed. Although she is extremely petite in size, she has a lot of heart and is considered our Herd Queen! What is a Herd Queen you ask? Every herd of goats has a “Queen” goat who is in charge, and they all respect. Zoey loves having the sides of her face gently rubbed!
Popcorn Chicken – Anyone who comes to the farm knows Popcorn Chicken. She’s basically our mascot. Popcorn and Our Daughter Mia share a special bond. Popcorn always runs up to Mia for treats and squats to the grass to let Mia pick her up and carry her around the farm. I swear this chicken loves being carried! She provides more than just eggs to our farm. We love her!