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Our Fainting Goats are listed on the Goat Kids for Sale page.

Learn Ranching by Volunteering

We’ve now been in the farming/ranching business for 15 years. I don’t count the first year we bought the place. That was mostly cleaning the property and getting our sea legs or should I say our “critter” legs. Those of you that have been acquainted with us all this time know we started with Tennessee […]

North Florida Farm Tour 2016

This year, we are not only participating in the Annual Farm Tour here at Golden Acres, we are helping to coordinate the Jefferson County part of the North Florida Event. Formerly hosted by New Leaf Co-op Market, this year’s tour is hosted by Millstone Plantation. To see all the goings on and to download a […]

Coding Classes, Part One

When I arrived here in Monticello, I started looking for the coding/programming community. And found out there isn’t one! So, I’ve decided to cultivate one if I can. Right now, I’m doing that in two ways: 1) By teaching students to code and 2) By encouraging the whole community to consider the benefits of a […]


Our Monticello neighbor, and long-time business owner, Hal Bennett has come upon a great bargain for those of you interested in buying beef from whole steers. Hal is the owner of Johnston’s Meat Market and is running a Farm to Family promotion right now. Buy a whole, half or quarter cow and save a lot […]

Golden Acres 2016 – Changes & Announcements

Lots of changes and plans are happening for Golden Acres 2016. Our New Farm Hand Our daughter, Christine, will be coming from California to help work the farm. She is the one that does all the computer work and is great at organizing. It is one thing to keep the animals fed and healthy but […]

What are we doing now?

The New Leaf Market Tour has come and gone and we have recovered. We counted over 500 on Saturday and 271 on Sunday. The hayride was full and going all day long and the corn hole game sparked some fun competition. Both were sponsored by Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. It all takes a lot of […]

Additional info about who’s gonna be here?

Now please go all the way down the list. Additions and changes galore! Remember New Leaf Market Co-op representatives will have a booth this year. If you missed the last Update, please go back and find it. I don’t want you to miss any news about this year’s event. Of course, there is some bragging […]

Who’s gonna be here?

The New Leaf Market Farm Tour is one of our best events each year. So much to do and see what with the serene beauty, education and playtime here at Golden Acres Ranch. Walk around the goat and sheep pastures, watch the big livestock dogs, go on hay rides and ask us about any facet […]

New Leaf Market Tour 2015

Saturday, October 24 and Sunday October 25, 2015 It is early but mark you calendars for the New Leaf Market Tour. This is the eighth year and it grows every year.  New Leaf Market Coop is the local farmers biggest supporter. There are 30 plus farms in the tour. Nope, you can’t get to them […]

Monticello Historical Homes

Normally I’m passing along farm news but want to make this exception. Monticello and Jefferson County Florida are rich with history. Several of our buildings are on the National Historic Register. I want to share this with everyone and hope that those close by can come and enjoy. However, I do want you all to […]