We live in the Pacific Northwest so we’re pretty much used to the rain.
But boy did we have a monsoon-like downpour this week! I don’t have any of the official weather stats in front of me but I literally saw with my own eyes our lower pasture completely flood (driveway and all) in a matter of hours
We don’t get any days off on the farm. There is work to be down come hell or…well you get the point. Our goat farm is nestled into a hillside and the only access to it is by going across the driveway in, you guessed it, a canoe! Even though we were completely cut off by water we still were able to travel back and forth to the road via our trusty canoe.
The next morning I was up at 4:00 AM to get one of the members of the Mt. Capra team, Juan, across the lake. Afterward I paddled all over enjoying the early morning mist.
By the next day, the rain had stopped and our temporary lake started to go down. That was when Elizabeth and I took the five little ones out for some short lived canoe trips.
Tuesday was absolutely beautiful.
With the passing of the storm came some a stunning sunset over the farm.
Farm life is the best!
Joe Stout, M.S. Father of 5
Joe holds both a M.S. and B.Sc. degrees in Human Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Bridgeport and Washington State University. Joe has been married to his wonderful wife Elizabeth for seven years and has 5 beautiful children. He is the President of Mt. Capra and lives on and manages the family goat dairy.
Joe Stout, MS
Joe received a Masters of Science in Clinical Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Science from Washington State University. Along with running the farm, he has engaged in graduate studies of Sustainable Food Systems at Green Mountain College and is certified in Permaculture Design having studied under the world renowned Geoff Lawton. Joe and his wonderful bride Elizabeth have been married for 10 years and have been blessed with 6 beautiful children.