Farm Name: Springsberry Farms
Year Farm Established: 1987
Years I’ve been farming: 28 years
Animals I raise: Angora rabbits, angora goats, Berkshire Hogs, BFL sheep, Icelandic sheep, Maremma, American Chin rabbits, New Zealand rabbits, Californian rabbits, various poultry, Sebastopol geese, etc. Dairy goats include saanen, lamancha, alpine, and nubian. Horses incude Quarter horses and Paints,...we also stand a Paint stallion.
Crops I grow: market garden, brambleberries, elderberries, currants, strawberries, mulberries,etc.
Hobbies I enjoy: Life leaves no time for hobbies so I just make my hobby my life, and life my hobby!I enjoy the work,...most of the time,...and the rush I get from learning a new skill or dusting off my hands as I survey a finished task...and a job well done.
Club/Associations memberships: Maremma Sheepdog Club of America
The proudest moment on my farm: When we learn of a homestead flock or herd that has been protected by one of our Maremma predator control dogs, or a farm client who has returned to health by utilized a diet of whole foods ---raised by our homestead!
Pets: Livestock can be dangerous so we make it a special point to make sure that all animals raised by us are well handled, and those raised by others are soon gentled by our interaction and management.
Farm Motto: Ecologically sound predation control and management.