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Farm Name: Raven's Rest Farm

Year Farm Established: 2005

Location: Grant, FL

Years I’ve been farming: 11 years

Animals I raise: Fainting Goats

Hobbies I enjoy: Fainting Goats

Club/Associations memberships: International Fainting Goat Association/Pre- sident

The proudest moment on my farm: When Animal Planet/Pets 101 filmed our farm.

Pets: Fainting Goats,dogs,hors- es,miniature donkey,cats,duc- ks,turkeys,chic- kens

Farm Motto: Raven's Rest Farm~Raising,th- e Amazing Fainting Goat

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  Good Morning
Aww - cute photo!

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02/24/2012 06:35.55 AM Report This Comment  
cute pictures.

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01/27/2012 12:28.19 PM Report This Comment  
welcome to hobby farms.

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01/27/2012 12:25.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Jan-Feb is Coyote Mating Season
Our neighbors have seen coyotes in our area. We haven't had them on the farm since we have 18 dogs. 7 of our dogs are Great Pyrenees, they are 24 hour a day baby sitters for my goats and other livestock. They are wonderful dogs with great personalities. Fainting goats are probably one of the easiest animals for preditors to attack. They have no defense ability and they can't run to get away, when startled they fall over. The Great Prys live with and protect our goats. I can't say enough about them and would not have my goats without them in the pasture. always standing guard!

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01/26/2012 04:20.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Great picture

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01/25/2012 02:41.15 PM Report This Comment  
welcome to hobby farm like the goats :)

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01/25/2012 06:24.47 AM Report This Comment  
  so cute
them goats are so cute.

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01/24/2012 01:54.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello, Welcome to Hobby Farm. Got 4 Myotonic fainters now and going after 2 more this weekend. We love em. Thanks for joiniung in.

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01/24/2012 08:52.19 AM Report This Comment  

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01/24/2012 05:19.35 AM Report This Comment  
We are thinking about getting miniature goats once we get completely moved into our home.

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01/23/2012 10:21.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to Hobby Farms! Your goats are so cute!

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01/23/2012 05:16.19 PM Report This Comment  
welcome to hobby farms :)

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01/23/2012 10:39.35 AM Report This Comment  
  "It's just a goat"
From time to time people often tell me, "Lighten up, it's just a goat". Or, "That's a lot of money for just a goat". They don't understand the distance traveled, time spent or costs involved for "Just a Goat". Some of my proudest moments have come about with "Just a goat." Many hours have passed with my company being "Just a goat", and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest moments were brought about by "Just a goat". In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "Just a goat" provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day.

If you too think it's "Just a goat", you too will probably understand phrases like "Just a friend", "Just a sunrise" or "Just a promise". "Just a goat" brings into my life the very essense of friendship, trust and pure unbridled joy. "Just a goat" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of "Just a goat" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly into the future.

For me, and folks like me, it's not "Just a goat". It's an embodiment of all hopes, and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a goat" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope someday people can understand it's not "Just a goat". It's the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "Just a man" or "Just a woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase, "Just a goat", smile, because they "Just don't understand."

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01/23/2012 06:25.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Goats~The New Black in farm Animals
"You raise Goats?" I often get asked. I smile knowingly and proudly state, "Yes, I do." Goats are the up and coming trend, they are not only in vogue, but in restaurants everywhere. After all, goat meat is higher in protein and has less fat than beef or chicken. Most Americans do not realize goat is the number one consumed meat in the world.

Besides the culinary aspects of goat, they are replacing the more expensive animals in the show rings, like horses and steers. Showing goats is fast becoming a trendy, fun fad. Goats are smaller in size and cheaper to feed than your more common show stock. Also, for young children, they are easier to handle and less dangerous than the larger show ring frequenters.

The Myotonic, aka: "Fainting Goats" that we raise at Raven's Rest Farm in Florida, make great show ring eye candy as well as wonderful pets. They are a gentle, docile breed of goat. They do not chase nor headbutt us. The Fainting Goat is an American classic that is listed on the ALBC Rare Breeds list. Due to it's increasing popularity, the rareness of the Fainting Goat may become a thing of the past. The numbers of new goat breeders across America has steadily increased over the last ten years. I believe it's due to the goat's meat and also dairy products it provides us, as well as their popularity with farmers.

So for those of you considering a new farming adventure, step up the plate and say, "Yahhh to the Bahhh!" I have never regretted my decision to raise goats and I cannot imagine life without them.

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01/23/2012 06:19.14 AM Report This Comment  


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