HELLO, and welcome to our Farm. My name is Shauna and along with my husband Colin, we own and operate Camhanaich Farm, our small piece of paradise in Georgia.
Camhanaich is pronounced “kav’-an-ach”. I know it is a tongue twister, but the more you say it, the easier it gets and I really cannot imagine our farm being named anything else. Read our section "Whats in a name" to learn more about how we came up with this.
We have always been doers with a vision. We lived in cities for many years and finally we decided it was time for what we like to call the 'simple life', which equates to the 'good life' for us. When we got the farm, it had been a long time since I had been in this surrounding. Although Colin was right in his element and impressive in his craftsmanship and working the farm, I my friends, am not a gardener, and had never had livestock of any sort. We knew we needed to do something with our property, it is too beautiful not to create and to share.
We inherited a herd of mixed goats when we purchased the farm. I was mesmerized and instantly in love with them. From the moment we moved here, I was constantly learning and from all the learning, it was the dairy breed, Nubians, we decided to raise.
February 2019, our farm was graced with its first kids born on the farm. I was amazed and panicked but my husband talked me through the experience. I wanted nothing more than to help my poor girl have her babies, but was awestruck at this momma being perfect at her job. The first kids were precious, as have each one since then that have been born on the farm. Following the kidding season, I quickly discovered that I needed to learn to milk, and soon after that had a problem with an overabundance of milk and needed to decide what I was going to do with it all.
At the time of our first Nubian kids being born, we also decided to grow Lavender. We thought, "Who doesn’t need lavender in their life with the chaos of this world". May 2019, our lavender seedlings went in the ground. This also proved to be a lesson for me, since again, I repeat, I am not a gardener. Grosso lavender seemed to take very well in our field. We did try, and lost different cultivars, but that’s ok. "Trial and error" seems to be the motto here. Between the lavender, the goat milk, and a dream, soap making became a reality and Camhanaich Farm was born. It has been a wild 3 years.
We want to bring people the joys of our farm through our creations. We want to share the unorganized mess that comes with living this life. The beauty of nothing is perfect, not everything has to have a place and a time. The beauty of waking up before dawn and working past dusk. The beauty of appreciating the small things and living in the moment.
Welcome to Camhanaich Farm!