Fleming (on the right) was a studio weaver for 30 years. She is responsible for our award-winning goat cheese. She turned the cheesemaking and dairy responsibility over to Brit and is now focused on the Inn, where she applies her artistic magic making the inn and its food special, and helping you plan your event to be exactly what you have in mind.
Brit is your other host. He is especially enthusiastic about showing off the goats. A retired engineer who builds and repairs things, he runs the dairy and on occasion is the evening milker. If it is after 6:00 PM, you may find him out in the barn doing the evening milking. Under Fleming’s tutelage, he’s also learned how to cook, and he is developing new cheeses all the time.
Twenty years ago, you could expect to find a scene like this when you arrived:
Errant goats – such as Kathryn (pictured), but sometimes the whole herd of 80 animals when a gate is left open. As a kid, here nibbling on our oldest redbud tree in July 1998, Kathryn would routinely leap over 2-3 fences to come greet visitors. No one goat since Kathryn has had quite her personality. She is the namesake of one of our guest rooms.
When you have a barn, you have barn cats. Some have graduated from the barn, and manage the approaches to the inn. Friendly in their feline way, they’ll likely ask you to let them into the Inn. They are all outdoor cats, so please don’t let them inside.
Last, and probably least, are the free range chickens. Their activity provides us incomparable eggs and endless amusement.