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

Ranchers Journal – Wednesday August 16, 2017

Highlights Got started when I wanted to this morning, about 7:30 AM. First the keets. Yes, we will have Guinea Hen keets for the Fall Farm Tour this year. Bobbie was able to find and hatch seven of them, which are doing fine in our brooder. They are the standard gray/brown breed that we have […]

Food at the Festival

We’re ‘cooking up’ some special food items for the Mayhaw Berry Festival this weekend. Johnston’s Meat Market BBQ Lunches Johnston’s Meat Market will be here with their awesome mobile kitchen. This is the cooking unit they take to storm areas where the emergency personnel need to be fed by the hundred’s. We’re so glad to […]

The Life of a Mayhaw Pond

September 12, 2016 For those of you who were following the Berry Barometer leading up to our Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival last May, I thought an update would be in order. Especially since our natural Mayhaw Berry tree stand goes through such radical changes through the year. Here’s a recent video. The whole seasonal series […]

What’s happening with the Mayhaws?

The Mayhaw Festival will be the second weekend in May. Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8. The hayride will be running and all the newborn kids will be in the Petting Place. We will snuggle them up close so everyone can feed and pet them. About the harvest… well, we just don’t know yet. […]

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┬ápasture, weed and garden consultations as well […]

The Country Store

We expanded our “on location” Country Store. Mayhaw Jelly, Pindo Palm, Cranberry Sauce, Muscadine Grape, and some Blueberry Jam are a few of the mainstays. We carry local honey from Full Moon Farms. There are USDA-certified lamb and goat chops, roasts, ground, organs and Merguez Sausage (lamb sausage). We’ll will be giving out samples of […]

Pet Boarding and The Country Store

Changes and more……. What a surprise, we’re making some changes and additions. We’ve been pet boarding for several years and love it. It all started with the suggestion from a good friend. It has been happening for nine years now. We decided we need to be a little more sophisticated (like the dogs care) and […]

Honeybell Oranges, Eggs, Jelly & Jam

Sounds like breakfast First let me tell you about the Honeybell oranges. Our daughter lives in Scottsmoor, Florida on the east coast by the Indian River. This area is noted for its many citrus groves. Marcia has just taken over 10 acres of a neglected grove, however, many of the trees are thriving nicely. Especially […]

Upcoming events in April and May

MEAT SHEEP ALLIANCE OF FLORIDA – ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE is being held here at Golden Acres Ranch the weekend of April 20-21-22. This is the same weekend as the annual Southern Music Rising in Downtown Monticello. The Meat Sheep Alliance consists of member sheep producers from all over Florida and South Georgia. However, all you […]

Rosemary Tree, Mayhaw Jelly and Other Goodies

Just for the fun of it, and to promote our favorite jelly, I’ll be at the Gift Shop in Rosemary Tree this week. There will be samples available of all the jellies, jams and cranberry sauce. Oh yes, you may want that sauce for a special holiday meal. Not the jellied thing with the lines […]