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 Farms & 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 struggled with dry problematic skin, and I was so pleased to see how the gentle ingredients within our products soothed her irritated skin almost immediately. I am on a mission to share my love of goat milk products with others! I appreciate you following along our journey and trying our nutrient-rich goat milk products!
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 my childhood dream. They are eager to get in the barn and help with milking each morning and LOVE to feed the goat kids! They make sure the animals are filled with lots of loving, and treats. But they also enjoy being in the garden, planting seeds, harvesting produce, or just playing in the dirt! They’re constantly asking me what flowers and herbs I can use in our produces that they pick from the garden, they are truly our little helpers and learning from our every move as we navigate this business together!
Our Amazing “Employees”
The Lovely Ladies– Our herd of milkers consist of purebred Mini-Nubians. A breed known for its mid-size, elegance, and friendly personality, with a large milk production behind it! Our girls average around one gallon of milk a day at peak, with high amounts of butterfat, making it perfect for our high-nutrient creamy products! They are part of our family and we love them dearly, they all know their names when we call them and beg for attention.
Jesse & Sammy – Our donkeys are happy to put a smile on your face, rather its virtually on social media or in person! These guys are here just for smiles and giggles, instead of a “break room” we have a donkey room 🙂 They are extremely intelligent, loving and loyal animals, who bray the moment they see me coming towards the barn. I’ve trained them to be able to pull a cart or haul our veggie harvest from the garden, they have such funny personalities and they adore their goat friends! Always right there at their side ready to alert when there’s trouble near by.