You have goat to be kidding me!
(Buckle up for this one, because I’ve GOAT all the goat puns…. so you’d better goat used to it.)
If you’ve ever visited the Beaumont Farmer’s Market, you’ve likely seen Beau-tanicals there with their all-natural goat milk soaps, herbal bath and body products, handmade pottery, gourmet coffee and more. But just 20 minutes outside of Beaumont, and 7 minutes away from my house, is Beau-tanicals Little Farm store, and after literal YEARS of meaning to stop by, we finally made it out there over Easter weekend!
Years is a long time to build up the idea of something in your head, but let me tell you – it did not disappoint. The smell of homegrown herbs and homemade lotions and soaps enchants you as soon as you open the car door, and it was love from that moment.
I was drawn into the Little Farm Store immediately, but my kids had other ideas and ended up inside the goat pen before I could blink. Thankfully, this is a working family farm and playing with the goats is all part of the attraction! So much personality in these little funny little creatures – even my kid who is, at best, ambivalent towards barnyard animals was charmed by their cute little sounds, their joyful jumps, and their naughty little antics (one goat seemed to find my hair especially tasty, while another one took every opportunity to attempt sitting on my shoulders.)
I finally made it inside the store and it was just overwhelming in the very best way. Beautiful sights and smells and owner Shari is so warm and welcoming to all. There were so many different, delicious smelling options for soap, shampoo, lotions, and more that I had the hardest time choosing – in the end I came home with a small coffee-scented bar in addition to three packages of their famous Goat Milk Fudge. Priorities! You have not LIVED until you’ve tried that fudge!
Beau-tanicals is a family-owned farm offering goat milk soap, herbal bath & body products, handmade pottery, gourmet coffee, and more. You can catch them at the Beaumont Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8a-11a, but the real treat is visiting their Little Farm Store storefront on their family farm, open Saturdays from 12-4p.
Things to know:
- This is a working farm, so if you plan on loving on the goats, make sure you wear appropriate shoes.
- The goats know no personal boundaries. None. Zero. They nibbled endlessly on whatever they could: shoelaces, hair, zippers, sleeves, and so on. And as mentioned, one gave an honest effort to riding on my shoulders several times. So wear “play” condition clothing, and maybe love the goats from a distance if you or your kids have a large personal bubble.
- Parking is very limited. Be prepared to pull off to the side of the two-lane road.
- If you’re lucky enough to find the Goat Milk Fudge & Goat Milk Caramels in stock when you drop by, grab them fast! They’re a local favorite for good reason and sell out quickly (so come and goat it! Or is it goat and get it? Goat and goat it? I’m out. 😜)