It takes a village
About our Farm
Welcome to Under N Acre Farm!
Hello! I'm Fran, aka the Mama Queen of the farm, aka Farmer Fran...the nicknames goes on and on.
It has always been a dream of mine to have a farm! I just loved the idea of waking up and going out to the
chicken coop and collect fresh eggs to fry in a pan and whala! Breakfast! The smell of crisp hay and all the chirps and sounds from the animals. It all seemed so calming. The simple life. Being self sufficient. Knowing where our food comes from and teaching our kids not only how to be self-sufficient, but also how to raise and care for animals that not only provide for our family, but be shown respect and happiness.
Well here we are, years later and a bunch of growing kids, my dream is becoming a reality. My happy place. A place filled with family, learning and fun!
On our farm, our animals are treated as family. They get the best care and nutrition we know how. We raise our animals to produce food and resources for our family.
Our goats produce delicious milk for us to make endless goods. In order to have milk we must breed them, and in turn we get babies! Many adorable babies! Oh how I wish we could keep them all, but in reality, that's unrealistic. With that being said, our goal is to improve our herds confirmation and milk production to pass along from generation to generation and share our kids with our community of goat lovers.
Our goat's diet consists of high quality free choice grass hay, forage in the warmer weather, minerals, High quality grain and Chaffhaye for growing kids and lactating does, and needed supplements. (They also get the occasional animal cracker, and other treats) Since we produce dairy products for our consumption, it is important we watch closely what we feed and put into our goats bodies. We TRY to stray away from chemically treating and deworming our goats. We use a lot of herbal remedies which have worked wonderfully for our herd. Every day, our goats get Warm water with a splash of Organic apple cider vinegar tonic with fresh ginger and garlic. It is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, in particular phosphorus. It helps strengthen the immune system, improves digestion, and balances internal pH. When added to water, it helps keep the water fresh. Garlic has amazing anti-fungal and antibiotic properties.
There are reputable farms who offer herbal deworming goat treats, that have proven to have wonderful results.
We fecal test at least twice a year.
We also test yearly for CAE, CL, and Johnes.
Vaccinations: Our herd gets annual CDT.
Kids born on the farm are both bottle raised and dam fed at the same time. Please see our sales policy page, which further explains how we raise the kids. The kids are handled daily and love to be snuggled. We raise our kids to be friendly and love human hands. Once kids are born, we have a protocol and timeline we follow to assure kids can go to their new homes by the time they are 12 weeks old.
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