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Westfarm Goats: Raising Goats as Part of a Self-Reliant Lifestyle

Lori Tigner’s desire to live simply has led her to build a thriving farm, a blossoming soap business and a self-reliant lifestyle.



Forrest, a 12-year-old with ADHD and sensory processing disorder, visits Westfarm Goats every Saturday to help Lori with her chores. “This is the first time he’s ever been able to stick with something,” his mother says. “The physical labor, the life lessons, his increased responsibility and confidence—I’m continually blown away.”
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Lori’s best milk-producing goat, Avalon, gets a good view from atop a dog carrier that doubles as a baby goat house.
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Baby Belle watches eagerly as Lori begins serving dinner.
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Lori collects goat milk to turn into silky soap.
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The goats gather quickly when dinner time rolls around.
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Lori says collecting eggs feels like finding a hidden treasure.
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Lori sells her deliciously scented goat milk soap at her local farmer’s market.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison
Lori sells her deliciously scented goat milk soap at her local farmer’s market.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison
Lori sells her deliciously scented goat milk soap at her local farmer’s market.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison











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