Hey everyone, Julian here. I want to try a fun experiment and see how many of our site visitors, in honor of their goat-love, are willing to post either their favorite goatee picture or a picture of themselves rockin’ a sweet goatee.
Some of you may have noticed that fellow goat-enthusiast and Goat Doc crew member, Trevor Taylor, often dons a well-groomed goatee (and he better post a photo here).
Wear your goat pride on your face! Go to google or break out the photo album!
Here’s me…for whatever reason I can only make this particular face while goatee-d:
After three long days working on the goat show documentary, Trevor, Julian and I took some well deserved time off in San Francisco! Trevor’s cousin was nice enough to drive us around and show us the sights. Thanks Teri! We also spent several hours in Muir Forest, an hour North of the city. Here are some more great Julian pix from our vacation time! I know they’re not goat-related… but they’re still cool!
The city. Everyone told us we brought the LA weather with us. It was SO HOT! Too bad San Fran isn’t always that way or it would be the perfect city.
So many sail boats!
The stunning Palace of Fine Arts. Who knew such a beautiful building existed in this country??? It looks like something straight out of Europe.
The Golden Gate Bridge – a San Francisco “must-see”
So much fun!
“The Painted Ladies” (fromFull House, of course!)
Redwood Trees in Muir Forest
That’s all for now! Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Let us know if you ever need San Francisco travel trips (even though we were only there for 4 days).
The third and final day of Trevor, Julian and my San Francisco-based Goat Show Doc adventure was the 4th Annual Goat Festival at the Ferry Building. Several goat product vendors were present along with Redwood Hill to share their treats and spread the joy of goat-ownership! Here are some more Julian Broudy photographs from the day:
The Ferry Building in San Fran
That’s where I wanna go!
Jennifer Bice of Redwood Hill
Sylvia of Tierra Mia Organic Soap
A sampling of Redwood Hill Cheese, Yogurt, Kefir and Milk
Janna of Cypress Grove Chevre
Many of Cypress Grove’s cheeses are named after 70′s drug culture: PsyheDillic, Purple Haze and Sgt. Pepper
“Goat Gab” and goat-product cooking demonstration viewers
‘Kidding Around With Chocolate’ Goat Milk Fudge
Doug and Liz of LaLoo’s Goat Milk Ice Cream – which you can find in your local Whole Foods! Try the Black Mission Fig (the delicious Fig Newton / Ice Cream love child) or Deep Chocolate (sinfully good!) I also loved their “The Goat Makes It Good” t-shirts.
Finally, Happy Goat caramel. Their caramel was soooooooo delicious. For something truly unique, try their Scotch Caramel Sauce. (Yes, you get your money’s worth in scotch alone!)
Keep a look out for these products and support these wonderful people!
Here are the last of Julian’s favorite Redwood Hill pics. As always, click on each photo to see a larger version.
Adorable little Saanen!
I love lamanchas!
A line-up of Alpine babies!
This lamancha kidded while we were at Redwood Hill. For the rest of the day it was a total loud-mouth, but Julian managed to capture it in a rare state of apparent calm.
Even Julian has picked up my bias for Saanens and Lamanchas- it seems that 75% of his photos are those two breeds.
Nubians waiting to be milked
An Alpine waiting to be milked
Thank you Redwood Hill!
After returning from San Fran yesterday, Trevor and I went on a mission to Whole Foods to bring back some of our newly discovered goat bounty! Check it out: yogurt and kefir from Redwood Hill and goat milk ice cream from La-Loo’s! Find them at a Whole Foods near you!
More pictures from Redwood Hill!
Jennifer converted the old creamery into a house when they moved into their new large production facility. You’d never know it used to be a creamery– it’s such a nice house!
Redwood Hill is powered 100% by solar energy! How amazing is that! These panels are next to Jennifer house- they rotate with the sun throughout the day. Redwood Hill’s creamery is also covered in solar panels. Their commitment to renewable energy sources and sustainability is amazing.
A line-up of does waiting to be milked
One of the family dogs waits underneath the milking stands
Two does with milking claws on. (If anyone was wondering, that’s iodine on the stand– it is used to clean and disinfect the udder before and after milking)
The main barn
This lamancha doe kept following me around all day. So cute! Clearly it knew that I’ve always wanted a lamancha!
A yearling lamancha doe waits patiently for the buck to arrive!
Redwood Hill is surrounded by apple trees, which were in blossom when we arrived.
More pictures tomorrow. Thanks again to Jennifer, Scott and Trinity for our tour! For more information on Redwood Hill, check out their website: http://www.redwoodhill.com/ or their blog, “The Bleat Beat” http://www.redwoodhill.com/pages/
Here are some more pictures from our stay at Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery in Sebastopol, CA! These are the adorable faces of Redwood Hill, as photographed by Julian Broudy:
Cute Saanen kid
A Nubian goat kid
A newborn Alpine
Three little Alpines eating some grain
A goofy Saanen grin!
A line-up of goats demanding our attention!
Julian loves Nubians for their ears…
Happy Alpine face
All Saanen’s know that they’re my favorite…
More pictures coming soon!
Have you ever seen the movie Pay It Forward? The idea is this: tell three friends about our documentary and tell them each to teach tell three friends about the goat documentary, and so on. Soon enough hundreds of people will know about the Goat Show Doc all because of you! It’s that simple!
If you spread the word about our documentary, we WILL reach the goal by May 6th. If not, we’re in a whole lot of trouble. We only need to raise $150 / day for the next 14 days. Please share the links with your goat-loving, documentary-loving, film-loving, or kind-hearted friends!
Thank you so much!
On Friday, Julian, Trevor and I spent the day at Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery in Sepastopol, CA with Jennifer & Scott Bice. Redwood Hill is known to be the creme de la creme of goat dairies in the U.S. and is famous for its delicious products, its Certified Humane status, and its commitment to promoting agriculture and sustainability. Here are some of our favorite pictures from the day, taken by the talented Mr. Julian Broudy.
Milk silos at Redwood Hill Creamery
Tons of goat kids!
Interviewing Scott Bice about the goat kids
Scott feeds some of the older kids on a lamb bar
The difficultly of camera gear and baby goats! Trevor gets attacked…
Baby Nubians and Lamanchas prepare for their close-ups!
Scott gives us a tour of their open-air barns. Look at all those happy goats!
The goats love Scott. He is always surrounded by them!
So many goats!
A lamancha poses for the camera
That’s all for now! I split the Redwood Hill pictures up into four different parts so it would be easier to blog (curse you, Motel 6 internet connection!) More tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!
Hello Friends, Family and Followers!
Great news! Yesterday was our FIRST day of shooting and it went FANTASTICALLY! Our first stop was Jack and Pinky Hawes of Ripon, CA. Jack and Pinky raised dairy goats on one of the largest and most successful commercial dairies of all time: Laurelwood Acres. We talked with Jack and Pinky about the dairy, their experiences as ADGA judges and their love of dairy goats. Even though it has been 30 years since Laurelwood disbanded, Jack and Pinky’s home is still filled with goat memorabilia. Here are some great pictures from the day, taken by the talented Mr. Julian Broudy.
Jack and Pinky
The Hawes home is covered in family photos ranging over 60 years. Pinky’s style is of course expressed all over the house in her color of choice… pink!
Trevor and I getting some footage of Jack and Pinky. I am obviously pleased!
Pinky in front of a display case of goat figurines and old photos
Jack and Pinky showed us tons of old slides, photos and newspaper clippings from the days of Laurelwood Acres
Jack and Pinky camera-ready!
Trevor and I getting a shot of what used to be Laurelwood Acres, which is now a large suburban housing development
Thank you so much Jack and Pinky for all your hospitality and help on this project!
And finally, here are some beautiful photos of our journey from Los Angeles to Ripon, CA:
Less than an hour outside LA on the 5. Doesn’t this look like a foreign country??
Beautiful California! No wonder so many people want to live here..
Thank you Julian for sharing your pictures with us! More to come tomorrow on Redwood Hill!