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This is my real life and my home, come on in.
Here at The Clean Goat I offer a range of workshops, courses, livestock for sale throughout the year. My main role here is a dairy goat keeper and I have a number of goats who I milk daily. That milk is then used for making my goats milk soap here on the smallholding. I have a passion for gardening and I'm working up to be as self sufficient as I can be with the vegetable garden I have made here. You can find my shop at www.thecleangoatsoapcompany.co.uk
Together with my husband we've made a huge effort to transform the land here into a productive little piece of paradise. We work with the land, the climate and nature as well as making our little plot more diverse for the wildlife we also share the space with.
I hope you'd like to visit me, get a taster for running a smallholding or learning about the different animals we have here. Read more About Us here.
We are a husband and wife team doing it together. Steve works away so I hold the rudder steady while he's away, but we share equal amounts of effort in our home.
Maes Mawr is a Grade II listed cottage located in a beautiful location in the Nantlle Valley. We have a busy little home with our 9 rescue dogs, a number of rescue feral cats along side our range of livestock. We have a herd of Anglo Nubian goats, a mixed flock of sheep, Kune Kune pigs, two cob ponies, one thoroughbred horse, a range of chickens, ducks and geese and we now have a peacock. Within our family we also have a small herd of Highland Cattle and whilst they are not with us at our home we are involved in their care and breeding.
My main role is working in my soap workshop producing soap, shampoo and a range of skincare products. However throughout spring I'm always to be found in the polytunnel producing more plants for our gardens and occasionally there are plants available to buy direct from us. I use the fleece from our small flock of sheep to make rugs and cushions. We strongly believe in using natural materials and using what we can produce here on the smallholding.
We've recently been able to start up our courses here with both of us having been used to training individuals in a professional service based job previously. Its been an exciting development and you can read The Reviews here. I'm completing the Level 2 and 3 RHS Horticulture courses rounding off 10 years of working on gardens and garden design and also as a trained Graphic Designer.
Please visit our other site for more information about our goats milk soap.