In December 2019 we were Grade “A” licensed by WSDA to sell milk. That was a big achievement for us, having been in development for 3 years
In fact, our micro farm is evolving daily, with some kind of progress. Tiny steps. Un-managed expectation got replaced by a trust in God’s timing, and a sure pleasure in seeing his plan all play out …
Each day we’re just amazed and thankful for all his grace and blessings that lift us forward. We always knew he brought us here to this place. Hence we call our property “Lords Lot Dairy Farm”. Whereas our dairy business name is “Redcoat Goats”.
It’s been quite the journey since that day we queued outside the American Embassy in London, anxious whether our case was strong enough to be granted the visa we needed to come back to the States and set up the business we had already invested in.
Now almost three years later on the bare land we purchased in between the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, we have a barn, a hay shed and a goat pen, a dairy building and a permit for another barn to be built one day, which will be attached to the dairy. We now are pleased to be able to offer our organic Grade ‘A’ raw goats’ milk. We have already gained organic certification, that was quite a deal, and a story for another day.
In summary, setting up a dairy business in USA with all the licensing and permits has been complicated and vastly expensive beyond our experience or budget.
But we’re excited, thankful for the support of friends, and trust in God’s plan for us. It’s the only way.
Of course, I’ll keep you up to date with progress, now you’re listening! Just keep us in your prayers.