Have you ever walked a goat before? Have you ever done Goat Yoga? Have you been to Goods and Goat Market in San Juan Capistrano? Well if you haven’t had time to visit this adorable Goat Farm, you need to make sure to get this experience on your calendar pronto!
Lani and her husband, James Jones built, maintain and run this lovely local goat farm. They wanted to create a place for their grandchildren where they could be kids and know what it’s like to live on a ranch. They wanted a place where kids can be kids and get dirty, learn about animals, gardening and most importantly have a screen free environment. And for Lani, it has provided her with the next chapter of her life. She loves interacting with the children, finding new antiques on the weekend to add to the farm and nurturing her baby goats.
So the next time you are in the area, you must stop by and give goat walking a try. You heard me right, goat walking! You too can stop by on Saturdays at 11am or 1 PM and Sundays at 11:45 AM to enjoy this experience. The cost is $25 per persons for kids 3 and up.
Farmer James will take you into the Goat area and introduce you to the goats. From there he will put a harness on the goats and lead you all onto a trail next to the farm. You might even get to bring along a few extra goats like we did. We learned that goats are heard animals so they will all stick together, leash or not.
So as you can see from the photo below we had 3 goats on leashes and 5 more goats along for the ride. Farmer James walked with us along our route and told us facts about goats. The walk is between 20 and 30 min on a flat gravel road. The kids were laughing and I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time.
Just three kids out on a walk with their goats. Talk about a once in a lifetime experience. No phones, no ipads, just goats and nature.
Chickens can also be found on the farm. Farmer James dug up some worms for us to feed to the chickens. Can’t say I have ever done that before! They also have lettuce available to feed to the chickens as well.
Here you can see the chickens in their pen, where you can feed them and learn about them.
Now Goat Yoga is what you might already know Goods and Goat Market for and it is exactly what you might think it is….yoga and goats. I got to give it a whirl. Very entertaining doing yoga with baby goats, definitely an experience that can’t be missed. My kids got a little nervous of this one, but as you can see I LOVED it!
During play time the kids have an array of different activities they can enjoy. My kids loved the zip line and seesaw. Kids can also cuddle, brush, and play with their special Yoga Goats. Look for Chicken Eggs and feed the hens! Or play in the sand box with our antique Tonka Trucks. More fun is also in the works, Farmer James is currently working on a nerf area too. Play time is $13 per person, for ages 2 and up. Come by anytime between the following hours: Tuesdays 9-12, Thursdays 2-5 Fridays 9-12, Saturdays 9-2, & Sundays 9-2.
You and the kiddos can also come and enjoy Classic Story Books read by Goat Mom, Lani. It is included in the Playtime price on Tuesdays at 10 AM and Saturdays & Sundays at 12 PM. The perfect outdoor setting to enjoy a good story time for sure.
There are also so many fun antiques on the property perfect for grabbing a snapshot of your little ones.
Prior to heading out be sure to look around their adorable store filled with fun things for kids, cute dresses for you, items for the home and of course fresh eggs from their own hens. We couldn’t leave without some farm fresh eggs from Goods and Goats Market..