My friend Danielle, her sister-in-law Chaz and I went to goat yoga today at Honey Creek Creamery, an artisan goat dairy nestled in the Loess Hills, located at 25593 Old Lincoln Hwy, Honey Creek, Iowa. It was a short drive to a beautiful farm completely surrounded by GREEN.
The baby goats were adorable, the weather could not have been more perfect and everyone had a blast. I can’t believe how much they want to climb all over you and how much they try to eat your hair. So much laughter! Needless to say, it was a great time.
“Infuse your spring with joy — while you add strength and calm to your life. For the second year, Honey Creek Creamery offers goat yoga experiences. You can be one with nature, while our baby goats delight you and add laughter to your day. High-quality, certified yoga instructors will provide one-hour classes with the kids joining in. Additional time is available to visit the nursery after class.”
“Experience the springtime in the beautiful Loess Hills on this Century Farm, just 10 minutes from Omaha or Council Bluffs.” – From their website.
You can register for a goat yoga session here on their Eventbrite page.
Honey Creek Creamery has three breeds of goats: Nubians, Saanens and Alpines. All were selected for specific reasons — Nubians have higher butterfat in the milk and both Saanen and Alpine produce larger quantities of milk. The goats are milked twice a day–typically 12 hours between each milking. They know their order to be milked and line up accordingly. They use a milk machine and currently milk about 20 mama goats. Each goat takes about 5-10 minutes to milk so each milking takes about 2 hours.
They make both cheese (chèvre) and gelato. Fresh chèvre cheese lasts about 3 weeks. It also freezes well (particularly in our containers). If frozen, defrost the cheese in the refrigerator for a day.
The farm was featured on the by Channel 6 news last season, view it here.