All the animals on our farm have a purpose, some for meat, some for milk, some for eggs and a few have more than one job. The animals are all treated like royalty and even those to be eaten have happy, healthy lives up until the moment they go. Having animals can be hard work but we think it's all worth it to have not only farm fresh produce from our backyard, but also for the things we get to experience and learn.
Chai is an adorable little registered Nigerian-Dwarf that we bought to show. She is small, agile, wily and fearless, and always ready for milking (that means grain!).
Hazel is a little shy but she certainly makes her presence known with her incredible vocal chords.
Hershey is a registered Nubian goat that we bought for milking purposes. She is shy and inquisitive, but gets along with the other goats and likes to be pet.
Pixie is a registered La Mancha goat, she is for milking and showing purposes. She is super friendly and well-behaved.
Yup, the goat's name is Little ears, not very imaginative on our part but when Little ears and her sisters were born we didn't plan on keeping any of them, we just couldn't part with her though and the name stuck. She is THE FRIENDLIEST GOAT EVER!!!
Zorro is our only male goat, he is a registered Nigerian Dwarf and he makes beautiful babies with our girls.
Bitsy & Patty
These girls are our American Guinea hog sows, an American heritage breed, they were favorites of homesteaders before big pink commercial pigs, they will only reach about 280 lbs whereas commercial pigs will reach 500-700 lbs. We breed them to our boar, Sausage and process their grown offspring.
Sausage is our second Guinea hog, he is 4 years old. He's also the boyfriend to our sows, and a real hunk too and over 300bs!
We plan to butcher our American Guinea hog piglets for meat as well as use them for sale and for breeding.
We have a variety of breeds of chickens including; Red sex-linked laying hens, other assorted laying chickens, and many chickens we hatched ourselves which are a little bit of everything. They provide delicious eggs for the homestead.
We hatch chicks year round to add to our laying flock. They are adorable little fluff balls!
We have many Muscovy ducks, that we breed with great success. The Muscovy is a great breed for meat and eggs, and we use them for both. The eggs are fantastic, and the meat is great for the grill!
We have hatched several turkeys so far and hope to breed more. The fresh turkey from our backyard is delicious!
Churro the Burro
Roscoe is our four-year-old boxer boy. We adopted him from the boxer rescue where we fell in love with him, now his crazy antics make our lives interesting.
We adopted Churro from the BLM in August of 2018 for a TIP event since then he has learned a lot and become a much-loved member of the family. Churro has since moved on to another family, we are so happy we found someone to love him as much as we do.
These girls are our latest endevor, Dexter cows. They are good for meat and milk and we will be using them for both. they are also nice and petite, they max out at about 48 inches!