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

Guinea Keets for Sale

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Baby Guineas are are available. We’re selling them for $10 each. They grow into quite useful farm yard and ranch animals; pest control, alarm systems and entertainment at the very least. Call or email to order your keets today. We only have a dozen or so. 850-997-6599 contactus@goldenacresranchflorida Their nests are not always easy to […]

Mayhaw Berry Harvest Begins!

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The Mayhaw Berry Harvest has officially begun today. Fred has been out gathering some for almost a week now, but like an avalanche, the berries are ripening at an accelerated pace. We’ll all go out again later today and more often every day until the harvest is done. This is Christine writing, since Mom Bobbie […]

EZ A-Frame Hutches

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Those that have been here before have seen the EZ A-Frame Hutches we keep in the pastures. We have them available particularly for the goats. They hate to get wet. They are also nice for the dogs both in the pastures and particularly in the kennel yards for boarding dogs. They are light color so […]

Fire Ants are Beneficial?

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We are beginning to see mounds of fire ants now that Spring is coming. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is our safe and environmentally friendly way of balance the benefits with human comfort. This link Fire Ants is informative and fun to read. Yes there are benefits to the little (fill in the blank) critters. Here are […]

Volunteer Training on the Farm/Ranch

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I get many request from folks wanting farm or ranch experience. There are several farms around Jefferson County area that have Woofers. Some farm friends have local folks that just come a particular day for a few hours because they like to play in the dirt. Other volunteers want experience in particular methods. It could […]

The Environmentalist in Us!

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The clever piece that follows is copied from one of those perpetually forwarded emails we all receive. I received it from a friend and the next day our newspaper published a column that talked about how to cut down on your taxes and other expenses by using the lawn and leaf waste on your own […]

Decision Made – The Building Came Down

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That building was one of the first I helped build twelve years ago. Sad to see it go after all that hard work but it was amazing to find all those things stored in there that we no longer need! I think tearing a building down and starting over may be the way to go. […]

Greenhouse Building – A Great Success

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While I was lounging in a rehab facility, my wonderful family has been busy with projects at the farm. Saturday, January 21, forty-eight people came to the farm to see the greenhouse rise from the ground. Building a Greenhouse for Under $100 is a project designed and executed by FAMU Sustainable Agriculture leaders. Dr. Jennifer […]

Lake Ella Growers Market November 16

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM   This week we are featuring fresh Organic Cranberries from Maine at $8.00 a pound. There will also be some Cranberry Sauce with special spices for the holidays. This is not just your usual sugar and water recipe, it’s my secret recipe. Of course, the ingredients […]

Announcing the Golden Girls!

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Mom put out the word for some clever names for our new Prescribed Grazing service. My brother Ken came up with some great ones! Here are some of my favorites. Goats for Grass Bad Grass Goats Kudzu Kids We B Goats Kudzu Killers Goat Mowers Bio-fueled Mowers Golden Goats Land Clearing Golden Goat Weed Eaters […]