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Pi Today’s the day! As part of the rollicking, outrageous, and ever-in-the-news celebrations of this special date — 3-14 a.k.a. “Pi day” — we are excited to officially launch Pi Creamery into the world.

As many of you know, we love our goats!  These special creatures are a big part of our farm family, and for 9 months each year they provide us with gallons of healthy, rich, and deliciously flavorful milk each day. In addition to sharing  raw milk with our community, we can think of no better way to use this bounty than to turn it into our favorite food: ICE CREAM!

You may be asking yourself: Why Pi? Why did we choose this name for our creamery, you ask? There’s a story!

See, when Papa Tuck and Martha Teutsch bought the farm back in the early 70’s, these two Texas expats needed a name for their new home. Ambitiously (some may say ostentatiously!) they called their 15 acre homestead “The Lazy T Ranch”. No ranch is complete without a unique brand (the real, steel kind), so my dad took the two initials of our shared name “TT” and gave it a curving, “lazy” top. Et Voila! The Pi symbol became our sigil. For us, the Pi symbol represents not only a mathematical constant, but the circle of life, which we try to honor here on our farm. In the last 30 years, the farm has grown to over a hundred acres of forest and field, and now supports multiple households, a tyrannical goat herd, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, an awkward llama, and a dream for a new line of raw goat’s milk ice creams. We all live together, completing the circle of life! Like us, why don’tcha?

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Nestled in a box canyon on the south fork of Anderson Creek in the beautiful Rogue Valley, the Lazy T Ranch is a 2nd-generation forest farm in transition! Run by a fun-loving young couple with a roster of revolving and colorful residents, we practice sustainable forestry, organic and systemic approaches to gardening, and goat-, chicken- and beekeeping.

Our hands are always full and projects are always ongoing as we work to squeeze as much life out of our hundred acre wood as we can! We are as likely to be growing a treehouse (the ranch has a full wood and metal shop) as we are to be planting and sowing vegetables, fruit trees, vines, and tubers throughout the year.

Skills offered include animal care, milking, woodland maintenance, canning, pickling, and laying away food, wildcrafting, building with wood, earth, and found objects, beekeeping, whiskey appreciation, and making a damn fine cup of coffee. Easily accessible from nearby Ashland, we are tech-savvy, cultured folks fluent in English, Spanish, German, and barroom Swahili.

Barnyard Salutations from two of our goats, Trouble and Henny

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