~We are a small educational farm hidden deep in the woods of the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Middle Grove New York, just 25 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs.
~My children and I decided we were a farm in May of 2016 after bringing our first 5 goats home. All of the construction and maintenance on the property is done by myself and the kids. Both kids share the farm responsibilities and help to make it all possible. I just keep it all running smoothly and back up all operations here in the woods. Photographer, farmer, wilderness guide, carpenter, all depends on the day or the season what hat I am wearing. What I always am is “mom” so that tends to fill in a lot of titles and comes first to most things in life.
~We explore and enjoy our 15 acres of wooded property as well as the hundreds of acres of fields, forest, and wetlands surrounding our farm. We live in harmony with the nature and the woodland creatures.
~We thrive using holistic and organic practices for our animals, family, and property.
~Just 1 mile through the woods by trail you can relax, swim, and paddle in the beautiful Lake Desolation and have lunch at Tinney’s Tavern on their deck overlooking the lake. We have cabins for seasonal rentals available as well
visit http://www.lakedesolation.com/ for more information.
~Into The Woods Farm offers a variety of programming, products, and experiences both at the farm and at off site locations.
~We have a small herd of 15 Nigerian Dwarf Goats all with names and distinct voices. They will soon provide sweet milk for us and hopefully have extra for tasty farm made treats. But first they will feed their much anticipated kids in the spring and we will get what’s left. This herd has been raised with constant human contact which has led them to be gentle and kind to folks of all ages. This has allowed them to be welcomed to many different local events including festivals, yoga with goats, gatherings, and the county fair. Our herd is vet checked and tested annually to keep them in good health and to provide happy healthy kids during the spring kiddings..
~A flock of healthy, happy, northeast hardy chickens who lay beautiful colored eggs and are an endless means of entertainment. Roost our trust rooster gets us all up and going before the sun comes up to be sure we have time for chores before school.
~Home to three dogs, Rogan a Siberian Indian Dog, Kite & Faelyn our Australian Shepherds who jobs are to keep the woodland predators at bay and protect the property.
~A farm cat named Grimm who keeps our rodent population down. Hundreds of acres of wetlands, fields, and forests surround our 15 acre wooded farm.
WHAT WE OFFER~ Our programming includes but is not limited to:
Wilderness, Nature, & Outdoor Experiential Education day programs for adults and children, kids camps, group events, and field trips.
Farm Education Workshops and Activities including farm visits, Yoga with Goats and animal therapy hikes.
Farm Products including Nigerian Dwarf Goat kids for farm and companions.
Independent Living Workshops
Photography Services, workshops and products
Private Events upon request.
Wilderness & Farm 4H group gatherings with Into The Woods & Under The Sky 4H
My life goal~
To make a living, living the life we have grown to love and to create a place for education through experiences for the greater good of others.
Founder~ Phaedra Zoe Stasyshyn