At our farm, we raise an array of different animals, for a multitude of reasons. We have invested in mainly heritage breeds for their ease of care, breeding & pleasant demeanor. We also purchase from other farms or receive animals from time to time. In my opinion, good demeanor & good parenting prevail over purebred genes. That being said we do also recognize the responsibility to preserve breeds and uphold standards. We have an unregistered pure bred Jacobs ewe and ram, and are looking forward to the additions of registered Barbados Black belly sheep in fall. American Guinea hogs also roam the pasture here.
We try to keep animals of breeding age available, however nature does what it wants! Pease inquire about availability of any of the animals listed below.
We raise 3 sizes of mini pigs. Our tiniest litters are a Julianna /Potbelly mix. These piglets are suitable for house pets. Their friendly demeanor, intelligence and cleanliness makes them great pets. Fed correctly, these pigs hover around 75 pounds full size. Our pet pigs come handled and littler box trained and we are happy to train you on their diets and basic care.
Our mid sized minis are Julianna/American Mini Meat mixes, perfect for backyard farms, homesteaders & new farmers these pigs are enjoyable and smart but also get to a decent size 75-125 pounds. Some of the smaller pigs make great house pets as well.
Our largest pigs are American Guinea hogs. Almost extinct about 20 years ago, they have earned their way back onto the homestead with their pleasant demeanor and larger size. Escape artists and power houses, these pigs require a degree more of care but provide red meat cuts of pork the likes of which you probably haven't tasted!
We keep 2 boars here who will gladly lend their services for barter and trade as well, please inquire.
We raise Jacob sheep, mixed breeds and are expanding 2021 with registered Barbados Blackbelly Sheep. If you are interested in wool, please inquire.( I've been told our sheep have "spinners wool", though I don't know much about it!) Depending on what is born this spring, we may have lambs available for purchase.
Geese: We raise Toulouse Geese. Generally gentle for geese, they make a great additions to our barnyard and alert us of not only predators, but visitors to the farm as well. They do not like strangers and do have a nasty bite.Hoping for our 1st babies this spring- 1 goose egg this year and counting!
Turkeys: We hope this year will bring us our 1st Narragansett Turkeys- and Thanksgiving dinner! Stay tuned for updates!
Ducks: Muscovies have been our favorite ducks to raise, flying overhead like helicopters you never know where you will find one roosting.
Chickens: A variety of dual purpose breeds are raised here for eggs and egg products. We do also sell chics and try to have birds of all ages and types in stock. Barred rocks, Buff & Black Orpingtons, Brown Leghorns, Auricanas, Copper Marans, Rhode Island Reds and Red Sex links are a few of our regular breeds. Eggs can be found in our fridge at the farm stand or in the after hours cooler on the side of the farm stand near the honor box. If you are looking for regular eggs, it's best to get in touch- they go faster!
Rabbits: Our rabbits are raised for pets for grass fed meat. They are winter hardy, friendly rabbits. Our stock changes frequently, please inquire. Currently breeds include Flemish Giant, New Zealand, American Blue, Silver Fox, California Rex. Most are mixed breeds, we do keep breeders in stock for sale.
Worms: Red Wriggler worms multiply quickly and are fantastic at making short work out of compost. We do put some out for Little Alum Pond fisherman, a quick text and Ill set them out the night before for you.Also available for your garden!
Bees: New for 2020! Local beekeeper Megan Bee is setting up hives at our farm- see what all the buzz is about!