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About Us

Photo of Fred and Bobbie GoldenWe are Bobbie and Fred Golden. We settled in Monticello (Jefferson County), Florida in 2001 with our two family dogs, one cat and an easy retired life – or so Fred thought.

We came from Lakeland, Florida and didn’t know anything about ranch life. We’ve learned a lot and are happy to share it with you.

We started by purchasing the cutest livestock there is, Tennessee Fainting Goats. We bought nine does (the girls) and then added two bucks (the boys). We built the log home and a barn, then fenced in pastures and cleaned out the Mayhaw pond.

Then we added:

Katahdin Sheep – They are called hair sheep since they do not produce much wool. We have since sold all our Katahdin sheep and are starting a wool sheep flock.

Pet Boarding – We had the room and love the animals so this just fell into place.

Golden Blend Feed – Specially blended feed for goats, sheep, llama, alpaca, horses and dogs.

Mayhaw Berries – There were 175 mature trees on the property when we arrived. Jelly from these berries are a local specialty.

Since I’ve been here, I received my Certification as a Master Goat and Sheep Producer from FAMU and Langston University, Okalahoma.  In July of 2010, I successfully completed the Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School at Ohio State University.

We are no longer offering lamb or goat meat here at the ranch. But we have turned our bunk house into a great Country Store.