Kimberly Sharp loves living on a farm. She said people often assume that all of the animals tie them down. Her response is “We don’t need to get away; we love it here.” Kim and her husband have raised and home-schooled their 5 children on their farm in Prescott Valley. She’s proud of her kids, who learned responsibility by caring for all of their animals. The Sharps raise sheep and an angora goat, which Kim uses for fiber to spin into yarn and knit into all kinds of things, horses, chickens, ducks and geese.
Kim has been raising goats for 15 years. She and her family started out having them as pets and quickly became excited about their milk, and soon thereafter, began showing goats with the American Dairy Goat Association. As is usually the case, they ended up with extra milk, so she started making soap for her family and friends about 10 years ago. People loved the soaps she made so she decided to try selling it. The Goat Barn has been at the Prescott Farmers Market for 7 years now. She sells a variety of goat milk soaps, lotions, creams and lotion bars.
You can find Kim at both our winter and summer markets. Right now Kim is expecting several kids (baby goats) and is trying to figure out how to get them to the market to sell. They’d sure be a big hit with the (human) kids!