Cheers to August
Guest Art Gallery
The Goat Cottage
The Captains Quarters
THEGOATCOTTAGE is a transformed dance studio filled with light, color,art and space in a woodland garden with a gazebo where 6 goats ( who can join you for meals & birthday parties), 20 chickens and River, our friendly German shepherd goat herder who greets guests under the Goatopian arch . See trees thru the skylights. Draw pictures to add to the evolving guest art gallery at the art table . Play games, listen to the cd collection. read, stretch , dance, nap, cook in the fully equipped kitchen. meet the goats . THECAPTAINSQUARTERS is a New Englandy style 2 flr apt.on one side of our 150 yr home. It has it's own entrance, ( is a 2 sec walk from The Goat Cottage ).Three steps up to sunny sit on porch ,fully equipped kitchen, views of the garden & tree lined driveway, qn bdrm/lvrm, pull out couch, TV, desk. Upstairs a qn bdrm, & full bath. The Cottage & Apt are completely separate from each other but could be fun combined for a family or group of friends get together. Both spaces share a grille, fire pit, in ground pool ,hammock and amazing sumset views of the Sakonnet River
summer lawn loungers
* HAVE FUN DRAWING PICTURES TOGETHER @ THE ART TABLES OF THE GOAT COTTAGE & THE CAPTAINS QUARTERS
* THE YOUNGEST ARTIST ON THE WALL ( SO FAR ) IS A 2 YR OLD GRAND DAUGHTER OF A CHEF
* TWO SISTERS ,8 & 10 ,DREW PICTURES OF ALL THE GOATS WITH THEIR NAMES.
* THERE ARE 7 INTERPRETIVE GOAT PICTURES.
* THERE ARE PENS, PADS , CHALK, PAINTS & FUN ART BOOKS
* THE VARIETY OF IMAGES IS VERY SPECIAL
* EVERYONE'S PICTURES ARE FRAMED AND HUNG ON THE WALL
My friends are Sparky, Mocha, Daisy, Tack & Jibe. I've been here the longest .I greet Barb every morning in the barn. I climb up on a little shelf to reach my head over the gate.I put my forehead on hers.She calls it a head butt. I goatized Barb.It means I scanned her. Some goats do that. If you ask her she will tell you the story. When Barb plays a cd of The Goat Ballet in the barn my friends and I run thru the field to the side of the cottage to greet new travelers. We all follow behind Barb watching her corral " organized chaos " ( like kids ) on a trail of nine stages which lead to a view of the Sakonnet River where sometimes in the evening, there are sunsets which make everyone turn beautiful orange.
I don't teach Goat Yoga......I am a dancer who was given goats.....I trained our 6 goats in descending order to ,jump up & down in organized chaos on a trail of stages.When they hear the music they come running so happily from the barn to the side of the cottage
Are you looking for a place to step away from the stress of the high pressure world we all live in?A sanctuary where you can escape the drudgery of mundane?Looking for a charming secluded woodland world with chickens, a loveable dog and six fantastic performing goats? It's here.The Goat Cottage is a change of pace.The cabin with its artistic exterior and garden of creativity, you’d swear Snow White & seven dwarfs live here.Enter a delightful kitchen with all the necessities of home.There is a sign on the table with a highly informative list of fav fun spots to visit and enjoy a basket of farm eggs.The main studio has couches, many places to sit and a cd player, the perfect party room but its the master bedroom. You’ll be amazed by eye-popping decorations In every corner there is colorful art ,positive messages with art supplies and paper.Make some art and your work will be permanently displayed on Goat Cottage gallery. Filled with great mojo, this bungalow is clean and well-stocked within hand painted walls.You’ll be greeted by the cordial hostess Barbara. Friendly and very entertaining she and her faithful dog River will be your guide As she takes you around the wooded tranquility .Passing by Ombre Gardens you know you’re Not in Kansas anymore. Beyond the swimming pool (bring beach towels May on) fields & flowers, wonder fills the senses.After the best sleep of your life, have breakfast outside with the goats. No better way to start the day Make time to see Barbara’s rousingly entertaining goat show, a fully interactive barnyard ballet. Follow her as she leads her graceful troop of hoofed performers up & down multi-tiered stages down the trail. It is a petting zoo adventure, you cant miss.The goats want to get to know you and if you feed them, you are best friends forever.Consider dropping any other plans you had before to come here. Listen to the lilting tunes tooting forth from Pan’s pipe. Goatopia is calling you ......By John from Ohio