Basic care of animals is extremely important. We believe that by feeding nutritional feed, providing adequate shelter, good pasture, and removing predator threats, our animals thrive.
If you are planning to own any farm animals, keep in mind that they are domesticated animals and need care. Proper fencing, shelter from the winter cold and rain, and shade from the summer heat. Guardian animals such as guard dogs, llamas, or a donkey are a great help in keeping predators away. People say that goats eat anything but in our experience they are very particular about what they eat. They prefer browsing on brush rather than grazing on grass. If you want nice, happy, healthy animals give them lots of love. I strongly advise anyone who is starting any size farm to choose a reliable veterinarian and establish a relationship with that person long before problems arise. My veterinarian knows all my animals by name, knows my setup and knows my crazy personality and she has given me lots of guidance over the phone and makes herself very available in case of a true emergency.
We suggest that you invest in good books, and recommend the "Story Guides." Read them!
Blue Oaks Ranch
18149 Mustang Valley Place• Grass Valley, CA 95949