Goat Farmer (with PJ Jonas of Goat Milk Stuff)

I looked at the ingredient list and I was appalled. It was filled with chemicals and all these ingredients I didn’t want. Here I was doing all this stuff to feed my family healthy and I was putting all this garbage on their skin. So I decided right then and there, I was gonna learn how to make soap.

There sure are a lot of animals out there that get a lot of recognition for their greatness.  Dogs are a man’s best friend.  Chicken’s are coveted for their delicious, healthy eggs, and their equally delicious and dynamic meat.  Cows stand at the apex of the red meat world, and are also the standard for dairy products everywhere.  But what about animals that are just as awesome and somehow fly under the radar of acclaim.  What about the goat?  Or should I say G.O.A.T?  Their dairy…very low in lactose and S1 casein (another often inflammatory component of cow milk).  Their meat?  Gyros.  Their size?  Cute.  Their temperament?  Did you know that goats wag their tails when they’re happy?  Yep, they’re pretty darn great.  Today’s guest knows all about the greatness of goats and how great their dairy can be.  PJ is the owner of Goat Milk Stuff which is an amazing, family run, goat milk business.  They started with soap and now make just about everything you can think of.  PJ is nice enough to offer a free bar of her REALLY good soap to Half Hour Intern listeners.  Just visit http://www.goatmilkstuff.com/InternSoap to find out what all the hype is about.

I tell people that it’s really hard to maintain a bad mood when you’re around baby goats.
We work 7 days a week and that can get tiring at times...but we love it and we wouldn’t have any other life. We go on vacation and we’re like “I can’t wait to get back to farm! I wonder what the goats are doing.”

INTERVIEW CONTENTS

6:30 - The genesis of Goat Milk Stuff.
9:30 - The benefits of goat milk.
10:45 - The goats.
16:15 - Interacting with the community.
16:45 - The path that life takes.
17:55 - Having an internet based business.
21:20 - Trying do find out what makes you a good story and promoting your business.
24:45 - Recognition for Goat Milk Stuff.
27:15 - Preparing for publicity and growth.
28:30 - Working with the family.
32:00 - Homeschooling children.
36:15 - The various products that are made.
37:45 - Making food.
40:45 - Pricing products and the cost of making quality food.
46:50 - PJ’s favorite thing about her business.
48:30 - Advice.

LINKS

FREE SOAP!
Goat Milk Stuff
Goat Milk Stuff YouTube

THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Roxanna

Michelle & Jim Wortner

Janelle Swanson

Jimmy Seymour

SUPPORT EPISODES LIKE THIS BEING MADE

Blake Fletcher

San Francisco, CA

Livin it up!