Our creatures represent our desire as farmers to promote interesting and endangered breeds that are also multi-purpose. We practice intense, rotational grazing for better health for our animals and our pastures. As environmentalists, we believe that our animals should be part of a diverse ecosystem. We also think it's important to have animals that are approachable, friendly, and fun so that everyone can feel comfortable around them. Welcome to our flock.
Icelandic sheep are one of the oldest and purest breeds of sheep, a true triple-purpose animal (milk, meat, and fiber). We appreciate them for their beauty, but also for their resilience, self-confidence, and sassy-ness. To those that believe sheep are stupid and skittish, we say, "you've never met Madge."
Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Nigerian Dwarf goats are the smallest dairy goat breed, yet they have the largest milk-fat content. As cheese-makers, these two traits are what drew us to them, but their friendly and rambunctious nature, as well as their ability to clear an acre faster than an old farmer and a sickle is what made us know we had to have them around.
We chose chicken breeds that are native to North America and on the endangered or watch lists. Dominiques - the black and white "cuckoo" patterned ones - are considered America's first chicken breed. They are calm birds (our rooster Niq will eat out of your hand) that are good egg layers and foragers. Also known as Dominickers, they were originally bred as a dual purpose chicken. Golden Laced Wyandottes were our first choice for chickens because of their beauty, calm demeanor, and heartiness. They are great mothers, egg layers, and are great tillers for the garden. We also have guinea fowl and plan to add Cayuga ducks in the near future.