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Quick Farm Update

This year has been a lot better than the years past. We have had a decent size lamb crop in both Market and Babydolls. Our girls will be able to show both breeds this year and will also be competing against our stock.

We have done an awesome job with the rabbits and come a long way. We went from just having English lops to specializing in Sable and Blues. Love seeing those long eared babies in the nest boxes. We plan to start back showing English lops in full force by next year. Our Tans are doing great on the show tables including a Best In Show and numerous Best of Breeds! Gracie’s Dutch that she has bred and raised are also winning Best of Breeds on the table. We have even been able to help out several youth get started in showing.

We have had a few goslings, chicks, and quail hatched out and have decided that we need to have a thin down on several livestock.

  1. Belgian Draft Mare – $3500
  2. Palomino Quarter Horse Gelding – $2500
  3. Sebastopol Geese Flock – $600 – consider trades
  4. Hampshire Pig Herd – 3 – $1000 or trade for sheep/cows
  5. Tan rabbits – $65
  6. Dutch rabbits – $15 and up
  7. Dwarf Hotot dos – $60 each or $100 for both
  8. Chicks – $3 and up
  9. NABSSAR Registered Babydoll Ram – $500
  10. Guinea Pigs – $20 and up
  11. Adult Muscovy Ducks $25
  12. Rooster – $15

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What we do..

We are a small family farm that has a variety of critters. We also take in rescues from time to time and just about every critter that ends up on the farm has a unique story.

I realize some people may be confused because we do eat SOME of the animals. Here is our take on things. We try to raise as much meat on the farm as we can for our own personal use and yes we also hunt. Every animal is well cared for and is humanely terminated and processed. We are not vegetarians nor will be pretend to be and by us raising our own meat we know exactly what was put in it. We also have a small garden that we freeze and can so that we can enjoy all winter long.

We have a horses and donkeys which are free to run and graze on more grass then they could ever eat. Several of them have rescuing or owner surrender.  When it fits our schedule we will take them to carnivals and we also give riding lessons.

We normally butcher a couple of meat pigs each year and then we have pet potbelly pigs. The potbelly pigs are huge pets but are also allowed to breed so that we can put the money back into feed, fence, etc.

Rabbits are raised for show, pets and meat. Currently the farm raises Californians, Mini Lops, English Lops, and Dwarf Hotots. We are also currently working on a project meat rabbit.

Chickens, Turkeys, Quail, and Ducks are also raised for show, pets, meat and eggs. We are NPIP and can also test Poultry. The farm also does it own hatching and sells eggs or chicks.

The farm uses Chows to guard and protect our farm and they do an awesome job! Occasionally we do have pups for sale – We are not a puppy mill – we will not allow a dog to have more than one litter a year.

For oddball critters we have an African Spurred Tortoise and a crazy into everything racoon called Jazzy. Yes we have lots of variety and lots of stories to tell. You will never know what you will come across on our place. It’s hectic and we do work full time jobs along with kids in 4-H and school activities but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

SIDE NOTE: I will not tolerate bashing or negativity! You don’t like the way we run things then move along, we are not trying to force anything on you. This is just us and our way of life.

I also have a lot of people that contact me about animal or farm questions and advice – I AM NOT A VET but I do have lots of information on all kinds of wild and domesticated animals in which I don’t mind sharing. It does take up more time and I don’t require any kind of payments but donations are welcome.

We now have set up Paypal donations and yahoo messenger to make things easier. You can find out more information on both at goodwinfamilyfarms.com