Indiana Nash did an amazing article on our farm and mission.
MIDDLE GROVE -- There’s something to be said for the hard work of running a farm day in and day out, of living deep in the woods and of taking chances.
At least that’s what Phaedra Zoe Stasyshyn has found.
She runs Into the Woods Farm in Middle Grove with her two children, Drake, 15, and Rhedyn, 11. Together they host educational events, wilderness, nature and outdoor day programs, farm workshops, for families, 4-H groups, Girl and Boy Scouts and schools. They also hold goat yoga classes, both on the farm and all over the Capital Region.
“Hazel Fina is our PR goat,” Stasyshyn said.
Indeed, when The Gazette visited the farm, the young Nigerian dwarf goat seemed to be just as comfortable with people as she is with other goats, cuddling with Drake and following the whole family around. She’s one of several kids, or young goats, that call the farm home. The others -- Pan, Tank, Her, Indigo, Teg, Briar, Starr, Skye, Daisy, Rhea, Jitterbug and Saytr -- are just as friendly, though maybe not as cuddly. They leap, bound, snuggle and follow yogis, as they go into downward-facing dog or child’s pose.
Stasyshyn started the farm in 2016 when goat yoga wasn’t even on her mind.