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

The Power of Plainweave

Colorful threads in a loose weave show the unlimited variations possible
A round robin workshop designed for weavers who know how to dress a loom and want to explore the possibilities within the first basic weave structure. Investigate the effects that occur as changes are made in sett, fiber size and color combinations. The variations we will examine can easily be adapted to other weave structures. […]

Felting Class

So many people expressed an interest in learning how to felt at Market Days, that we decided to have a felting class – in time for Holiday giving. We’ll be focusing on our popular sheep-faced dryer balls, but will help you felt anything you want to try. Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 2:00 PM Cost: […]

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 […]

I’m Famous!

Son Phil in Balch Springs, Texas was listening to PBS in the background while reading the paper one fine Sunday morning last August. He heard them say something about Florida Food Safety and looked up to see a glance of his “Mom” holding a chicken having its throat swabbed by Jennifer Jennings-Glover, Poultry Program Manager […]

Vendors and Friends of the Mayhaw Festival

Jefferson County Extension and 4-H Biodegradable Plant Pots Youth and adults will be making biodegradable plant pots from newspaper. The Jefferson County Extension Service will also provide soil and sun seeds. Jed Dillard, Livestock and Natural Resources Agent Who is more commonly know as the Pasture Wizard will do pasture, weed and garden consultations as well […]

Harvesting Pine Trees

It is that time. We’ve been here since 2001 and the trees have gone through the cycles of thinning and cutting. Now it is time to harvest the remainder of the crop. They started last Saturday cutting the big trees and wow did it go fast. Close to twenty acres was completed in six hours. […]


The Floridan Aquifer in Alabama, Georgia and Florida Thursday October 2, Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4. It is being held at the historic Monticello Opera House here in Jefferson County. Are you aware of your water sources? Do you understand the threats to our water supply? Water quality is often discussed with great […]

Goat has been processed!

The calls have been coming for a while and we finally have had enough growth to process goat. There are a variety of cuts available. We have it here in the Country Store or through Red Hills Online Market.   It is USDA inspected, vacuumed packaged and fast frozen. We also have our Mayhaw Jelly, […]

It has been a while . . . . .

. . . . .since our last conversation and a lot has happened. I was worn out after the Mayhaw Festival. It is fun to do the harvesting and have everyone come but it is always nice to get back to normal. Well, normal for us at Golden Acres Ranch. We had lots of help this […]

Making Mayhaw Jelly at Golden Acres Ranch – New Video

The first jelly-making video produced at Golden Acres Ranch was in 2011. Stars were local gentry David and Charlie Ward with a fleeting guest appearance of Jack Carswell and Fred Golden. The video was done by David Neck and you can see it on our Mayhaw Pond page. It is titled “Making Mayhaw Jelly” but highlights […]