We love all of our animals, they are the heart of Sweet Briar Farm. All our animals get plenty of sunshine, fresh green pasture, high-quality hay, and all the extra fruits and veggies we can get our hands-on. We do offer our cattle, goats, and sheep grain from the local farm co-op but only enough to meet their reproductive needs and for training (a cow on walkabout is much easier to bribe back inside the fence with a bucket of tasty grain if she knows what it is).
You’ll see our hogs turning up the soil in our gardens and pastures, we also offer them a ration made from local grain and molasses. Our four children are a huge help on the farm and do a lot of petting and loving on our animals, which helps a great deal to make the livestock happier and more manageable.
Our goats, shetland sheep, and dexter cattle are all registered, clean tested and vaccinated. We also vaccinate our pigs against common respiratory viruses including swing flu (H1N1). We’ve carefully chosen all our animals to be healthy, hardy, and friendly additions to our farm (and yours)!