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PiLogo_FINALWelcome to the Pi Creamery herd share from the Lazy T Ranch. Pi Creamery is a family business with health and wellness at the center of our farm-based model. We believe in a small herd with holistic practices, including hand-milking, a varied diet, and preventative treatments as opposed to antibiotics and vaccines. The philosophy of Pi Creamery is to uphold the highest standards in the treatment of our herd animals, the care and safety of the milk, and the product available to our herd share members. Please fill out the form below to begin the process of joining our herd share. We are delighted to be able to provide the Rogue Valley with healthy raw goat’s milk and small-batch ice cream.

Join our Herd Share Now!

A herd share is a legal and binding contract agreement between the consumer and the farmer. The consumer does not buy dairy products from the farmer, but rather pays for the boarding, feeding, care, and milking of the herd’s animals, along with the processing, storing, and delivery of the dairy produced.

The agistment fee is a monthly fee provided by the consumer for the boarding, caring, feeding and milking of the herd. Pi Creamery’s agistment fee for a full share is $349.33 a season, or $43.67 a month. Your payment can be made once, or at the beginning of each month. Additionally, there is $40 per share buy-in at the on-set of our contract.

Half shares, half seasons, every-other week deliveries, and multiple shares are also available. The full season is 32 weeks, starting May 10th and running until December 20th. A full season that starts after the first week can be pro-rated.

Owning a share of the Pi Creamery provides share holders with the choice of a weekly supply of milk, ice cream, or a combination of the two, available for on-farm pick up or local delivery to 3 drop locations in the Rogue Valley. Each type of share listed below has a limited availability due to the small, personal nature of our farming operation.

Once we receive your request, you will be contacted with the Share Agreement and Agistment Contract. The contract is not enacted until both documents have been signed and payment has been made.

Sign Up for the 2014 Season!

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Honey extracted from combs drips into the collection basin

We were sad today to discover that our hand-me-down hive, which we acquired from a friend in early November, had succumbed to the winter weather. While we learned a valuable lesson about hive placement and sheltering from the cold and damp, we also found that we were suddenly in possession of a valuable resource. With our bees all dead, we began extracting the combs, placing them in our overly warm downstairs bathroom. Once the honey had thawed a bit, we began the process of scraping, collecting, and spinning–the result of which is a golden ambrosia. (more…)

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Trouble was the matriarch of the  Siskiyou Crest Herd. This article was written by Dana Kristal, and posted in the Siskiyou Crest Herd Share Newsletter in September 2010. Trouble retired to the Lazy T Ranch in October 2011. She continues to prove herself a worthy leader and an incredibly special goat. Here’s her story:

Alpine dairy goat, Trouble

Trouble is a ten year-old Alpine with a beard as long as her dairy career. (more…)

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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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