About The Farm

The Goat Milk Stuff farm consists of 36 acres in Scottsburg, Indiana (about half an hour north of Louisville, Kentucky). It's very easy to Visit the Farm as we are only about a mile off Interstate Highway 65.

The Goat Milk Stuff Farm in Southern Indiana off I-65 in Scottsburg

The entire Jonas Family works on the farm with the help of our wonderful employees. The farm includes Alpine Dairy Goats, Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, Great Pyrenees dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, chickens, rabbits, some sheep, the occasional cow, and lots of vegetable and fruit gardens.

Visiting the Farm

There are many things to do and see on the Goat Milk Stuff farm. If you would like to come and visit, you can find hours, directions, and information about Tours and Experiences at our GMS Farm website.

The Farm Buildings and Barns

Goat Milk Stuff began in 2008 on 3 acres in Charlestown, Indiana.

 Goat Milk Stuff's original 3-acre farm
We quickly outgrew that location and purchased our current farm in 2011. When we purchased the farm, it was just land.

Hike at Farm Property 10/1/2011

The first building to go up was the Soaproom and we began making and shipping Goat Milk Soap from the Soaproom in September 2012. 

 Goat Milk Stuff Soap Building Construction August 2012

Goat Milk Stuff Soap Building

Then the Goat Barn went up and the goats moved into the barn in January 2013.

 Original Barn at Goat Milk StuffGoats Arrive at Their New Barn January 2013

The house was completed in June 2013.

Jonas Family House at Goat Milk Stuff Farm

Then the buck barn in October 2013 and the chicken coop shortly thereafter. It was a lot of construction very quickly!

 Buck Barn and Chicken Coop

Since living on the farm full time, we've added a few more buildings.

The Baby Barn addition to the Buck Barn was ready in late January 2015 (just in time for that year's kids).

Goat Milk Stuff Baby Barn Addition Scottsburg Indiana

The Sweet Shop with our catering kitchen, cheese kitchen, and candy kitchen opened in May 2015.

Goat Milk Stuff Sweet Shop Scottsburg Indiana

The Milking Parlor (where we machine milk the goats) was completed in May 2016.

Goat Milk Stuff Milk Barn Scottsburg Indiana

Goat Milk Stuff Milk Barn Scottsburg Indiana

A second Goat Barn was completed in April 2018 for our growing goat herd. The Alpine goats all moved to this barn and the original goat barn was retrofitted for Nigerian Dwarf goats.

 The big barn

In March 2020 we completed an addition to the food building that included a wood-fired oven.

Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen Addition

And the gardens have been an ongoing project throughout the years.

Gardens at Goat Milk Stuff

We're really proud of Goat Milk Stuff and our farm and everything that God has accomplished here. We'd love for you to visit and see it all! 

History of the Farm

When people find out that PJ was raised in New Jersey, Jim was raised in New Hampshire, and we met in Virginia, they are a little perplexed as to why our farm is in Indiana! 

Even Jade is a bit perplexed.

We ended up living in Virginia after college until Brett was born. After her birth, we moved back to New Jersey to be closer to family. Jim was working as a teacher and PJ was a stay at home mom. We basically got priced out of New Jersey. We were living on a very small lot and we wanted more space for the children.

We figured we'd move back to Virginia since we loved it there, but nothing was working out. Jim couldn't get his teaching license in time and we couldn't find a place to live. Then one night, I was on a homeschool website that had the states color coded by how homeschool friendly they were. There were 5 green states. One was New Jersey, which we were leaving. The other 3 states were eliminated by weather or topography. The last green state was Indiana.

Since our lives revolved mainly around homeschooling, we started to look at Indiana and everything just fell into place. Jim got his teacher's license in a very short time, we found a 3 month home rental so we would have some place to live while we searched for a house, and there were just a lot of other things that we were looking for that all came together in Southeast Indiana.

When we told people we were moving to Indiana, they thought we were nuts. We had no job, we didn't know anybody out here, and I was 6 months pregnant with Hewitt. But we felt this was where God was directing us and knew that if that ever changed we could always move back!

So we moved to Indiana and haven't regretted that decision once! We ended up buying a house on 3 acres in Charlestown, Indiana. That's where we learned how to homestead and where we got our first goats.

Charlestown Indiana Homestead

In 2011, we knew we had outgrown our 3 acres and so we started searching for a bigger farm. We made a list of 11 items (size, price, features, etc.) that we were looking for in our new property. I even searched in Virginia again to see if God wanted us to move back east. But apparently He didn't because we couldn't find any property that met even half of the items on our list.

And then I found our current property that was for sale. We went and looked at it and it met 10 of our 11 criteria!! The only thing it was missing was that we wanted a minimum of 36 acres and this property was only 31.

And so we put in an offer and it was accepted. But then we discovered that instead of being zoned Agricultural as the listing stated, it was actually zoned Residential. Thus began a "battle" to get the property re-zoned. It wasn't an easy fight.

During the months-long process we were tempted to give up and look for another property. But we kept walking, thinking that God had provided us a property meeting 10 of our 11 criteria, and so it had to be the right one. Right?!? 

About a week after we started talking about not closing on the property, we got the results back on the survey we had commissioned. Do you know what? Our farm isn't 31 acres as it was listed. Our farm is actually 36.7 acres.  

That meant that the property met all 11 of our criteria when the "best" other property we had found only met 6.

We knew right then that this was the exact property God had for us and we just needed to be patient. Sure enough, we eventually got our zoning changed!

We then put up our beloved Charlestown home for sale and said, "Goodbye, Charlestown. Hello, Scottsburg!"

We thank God for our current farm. It has been a haven to our animals, to our family, and to many visitors. We hope that some day you can come and Visit the Farm