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The navigating was superb and we pulled into the farm driveway with 2 minutes to spare before our appointment. As it turned out, we needn't have hurried.
Paul arrived about 30 minutes later and seemed, at first, puzzled by our presence. I jogged his memory a bit and he quickly turned quite gracious and invited us to sit at a shady table and chat for a while. We exchanged general descriptions of our operations but then he had to take off for a few minutes to help a worker get ready for a farmers market he was he heading to. We played with the cat.
He then took us outside again and back to see some of the goats. They looked very contented and relaxed (kind of like Paul, come to think of it).
A well-weather man drove up in an old truck while we were speaking to Paul and began pumping liquid from a large plastic tank next to the dairy barn into another one in his truck. Paul introduced us to his "pig man" who carts off his whey in exchange for some pork form time to time. I'm embarrassed that I didn't catch his name or that of his farm, but he was a fascinating character.
We follow two large groups in from the parking lot and find that there is already a fairly significant line crowded into the ordering area. This could take a while.