Ye Olde Goat Cart is run by HSGC Certified Soapmakers Andrew & Maria Montreuil, along with their two goats, Rosemary and Lavender.
Andrew Montreuil is a meteorologist by trade, with a Master of Science in Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell and a Bachelors of Science with Honors from the State University of New York at Oswego. Andrew runs Finger Lakes Weather and its subsidiary, Grotonweather.com, where he forecasts the weather for the Finger Lakes region of New York for public use and for private, paying clients.
Andrew also works at the Groton Public Library as a Library Assistant and is a member of the New York State Library Assistant Association. At the library, Andrew runs a weekly afterschool program for middle school students, catalogs new library materials, supervises high school workers and volunteers, runs the circulation desk, oversees the library’s popular Minecraft program, and is heavily involved in the library’s online and social media presence.
Maria Montreuil is a stay-at-home mother of two young boys. In addition to caring for her sons, Maria is a multi-talented artist. She also runs an arts and crafts business called The Frenzied Fox, where she uses a variety of mediums to create. She specializes in drawing animals in realistic, stylized and cartoon themes. Maria created the logo for Ye Olde Goat Cart in addition to some other local businesses. Maria’s artwork has been featured on greeting cards, t-shirts and the covers of published books. In addition to drawing and painting, Maria works with fabric in the Primitive and Americana style.
Maria also loves dogs and currently owns a Golden Retriever, Strider and is fostering a husky, Brutus. Maria has trained Strider to be a certified therapy dog and takes him to a local nursing home for therapy work. She also loves her two cats and two rabbits.
Rosemary & Lavender
Rosemary & Lavender are Ye Olde Goat Cart’s newest members. Born in April 2015, these sweet sisters were purchased by Ye Olde Goat Cart to supply fresh goat’s milk to use in our products. Rosemary & Lavender are Nigerian Dwarf goats from the Cabin Creek Minis farm in Groton, NY.
They were sired by Old Mountain Farm’s “Blue Akio” and their mother is Kid Dreamin Farm’s “My Spit Fire”. Their lineage is impressive and both should be great milking goats.
Rosemary & Lavender will be moving to the Ye Olde Goat Cart property in summer 2015 once they are old enough to leave their mother.