The first few kids are due in a matter of days (maybe hours,) so we thought we’d take one last stroll through the quiet winter barn. Soon the entire barn will be filled with the bleating of baby goats (and mamas!) This is the start of John’s busy season. “Frantic” doesn’t begin to describe his schedule. He’ll average only about 4 hours of sleep a night until May…and rarely will those hours be consecutive.

Enjoy the slideshow below of the last moments of calm in the barn, and wish Farmer John and all his girls the best of luck and health in the comment section below.

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  • By: Jennifer Castille

    You may be in the making of candles, especially in the ylang-ylang, & Orange Blossom scent also perfume Thank for the company that care about our skin. I can’tell way to receive the products that I that I purchased on Sunday April 2017. I will be order more of the products for a son who have rheumatologist psoriasis of the skin..

  • By: Patricia

    Awwww, beautiful goats equal beautiful products!!! I’ve been watching you guys since you started your TV series, and I love you both.your products are amazing, and I will be a lifelong customer!!! Thanks for everything.

  • By: Maria

    “Happy landings” to all the girls, and to Farmer John too!

  • By: Lola

    How many ‘daddies’ does it take to ‘impregnate’ all these lovely ladies? Does it get very noisy w/all the babies being born? Do mothers get jealous of each other/or others babies? And what are the ‘daddies’ doing when all the births are happening? p.s. i am in luv w/ur soaps!! Gracias!

  • By: Michelle Lybrook

    I just love the pictures. Good luck Farmer John with the Mommas and the new kids. I’m a labor & delivery nurse, so I will send you good laboring thoughts. 😊❤️

  • By: Elaine Parker

    Love the pictures! Especially the one of PolkaSpot at the end. I miss her as I’m sure you do… good luck with all the new arrivals! Rest while you can, Farmer John! Can’t wait to hear all the names you choose!

  • By: Shelly Hensler

    God bless you all, hopefully all goes well for mama’s and their kids. Bless you Farmer John, and of course Josh and Brent… Hey, Brent and Josh have you ever thought about bring more than your GOAT milk products to EVINE Live!, you know stuff of your websites, honey, olive oil, jams and jellies…YOU WOULD BE VERY SUCCESSFUL with those items as you are on your goat milk products ….JUST A THOUGHT 🙂

  • By: Donald A Matchett sr

    We want to wish you all God’s blessings and angels at your side and we love your products as we are New Neighbors but you changed our lives! I have really bad skin and your products changed my life already!My wife uses two brands from Evine and is so greatful for your products added to our regimens which now exsist! We have learned so much!Again in our thoughts and prayers little momma’s and babies and farmer John !Beckman boys finally affordable skincare!Thank you!

  • By: Lo

    I hope to see you on the goat-cam sometime soon, Farmer John! I love your tender heart.llor

    • By: Lo

      Don’t know how those extra letters wound up at the end of my comment. I love your tender heart!

  • By: Adria

    I I love goats!! The photo of the barn cat is great!! You guys are so sweet to share these special shots!!

  • By: Doreen

    Love the beautiful faces of the goats, specially the one smiling.

    • By: Barbara Klinman

      I loved that one too! I immediately printed it out and taped it up on the inside window of my office!

  • By: Judy Cogan

    Oh, I’m so sad to read about the practices at Beekman. I LOVE their products, but I’m a vegetarian (not vegan), and when I learned that the “excess” male kids are sold for meat, that was the end for me. I’m also not thrilled about kids being taken away from their mothers before natural weaning…..I cannot condone or endorse these practices, so I will no longer be buying Beekman products. From now on, I will buy my goat’s milk products from local farmers who have just a few goats and are less driven by mass marketing motivations that result in unethical treatment of animals.

    • By: Goatlady

      Though I do know what you mean and am in agreement to some degree, this is a farm operation and there are certain practices that go on at working farms of this type. It is part of the industry overall. If the animals are well cared for and not physically harmed during their lives (however long or short they may be) I am of the opinion that we need to be tolerant of some of these practices. I live near a place (not a farm) that keeps bison. Great animal and they’re fun to watch in the pastures. However I do realize that to keep the operation going, they need to sell off some of the herd every year (young ones) for meat and also to other farms to keep breeding stock strong. I like Beekman products a lot and again, as long as no animal is physically harmed (or if some must be slaughtered then in a humane way), I can accept the attitude of this working farm.

      • By: Joshua

        Thank you Goat Lady, and yes, you are correct in your assumptions. Fortunately, John’s breeding lines are so popular now that he has a pretty long waiting list for his kids every year.

    • By: Joshua

      Hi Judy. The comment you’re referring to is a couple of years old. John’s breeding herd is so well respected now that he has a long waiting list for his kids to be used as breeding bucks every year now. But, yes, in order to be profitable, all dairy farms need to sell the males. Since roughly half of all goats born are male, and they don’t produce dairy, there is no business plan that allows for half of a farm to remain simply “pets.” You, as a customer, would literally have to pay double for any product made, since you’d be paying to feed and care for one animal to make milk, and a second animal to do nothing but eat. We respect your choice to be vegetarian, and we think it’s a great healthy choice for many people to make. But if you have a zero tolerance for using animals for food products, it’s best that you become dairy-free as well, since all diary farms – large and small, goat and cow – must sell their males. Again, no judgement, we’re just trying to share the facts for you so that you can make your own informed decision.

      • By: Elaine Parker

        As a former dairy (cow) farmer, I can attest to what you’re saying, Josh. We had to sell our bulls too. It’s the only way to stay in business. Unless, of course, one is independently wealthy…..

  • By: Mary

    Cannot wait to see the babies. Good luck to Farmer John, the “Ladies” and the whole new “kiddin” caboodle!

  • By: Dorothy Carbo

    I recently sent you a copy of my book “Goats for Sale” Which I hoped you could include in your marketing plans. I hope you received it and enjoyed it. Now seems an appropriate time when you and farmer Brown will have goats for sale. Thank you for your consideration. Dorothy Carbo

  • By: Charlene G. Bryant

    I’m so excited to see the babies when they come. I hope we’ll get to see pics of them soon. Congrats on all the healthy beautiful Mommas and that silly Llama in the back lol!!!

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