Our Animals

While our primary focus is on Nursery Stock and growing produce, we do keep a number of animals for a variety of purposes. 

From a horticulture perspective we keep the rabbits, chickens, and goats because of the high quality of their manure. Each animals manure is added to our compost, which super charges the compost with additional nutrients. 

Here's Our Current Roster of Animals


Ms. Bey 

Ms. Bey wants you to know she isn't a farm dog, she is a Kristen dog. (Except for when she goes next door to visit her friends.) Ms. Bey is a rescue who came to us while Beyonce was performing at the Super Bowl, that's how she got her name: Ms. Bey


Murray is another rescue. He has given up city life in San Diego and has adapted well to life as a general farm dog. He loves to wander our property in a constant search for gophers. He loves all of our other animals and has to check on them regularly. He especially loves the chickens. 


June is our livestock guardian dog. She spends 24/7/365 with our goats, protecting them from the abundant wildlife here in the forest. Her goats are her life! If you come to our property please make sure you're with one of us before approaching her, she is very strong and fierce... but a total sweetheart to family. 


Tempo, Biscuit, Shadow, Butterscotch

We have four barn cats. Well, over the winter they become laundry room cats! When not spooning on the dryer you'll find Tempo and Biscuit keeping control of our rodent and gopher population while Shadow and Butterscotch play the role of understudy. These stone-cold killers have rid our property of ground squirrels, moles, and keep the garden area gopher-free. 

Unlike many outdoor cats, three out of four are very friendly to humans. Sit down anywhere and soon you'll have one or three in your lap. 


We have a flock of 30 laying hens. Fun fact: We have our flock set-up so that different egg colors mean different hatching years. 

  • 2022 - Blue eggs
  • 2023 - Brown eggs
  • 2024 - White eggs 


Adam's dream has been to have goats and we're excited to have them on our property. We currently have a small herd of 7 goats.

Besides keeping us entertained, the goats serve a number of purposes on the property. 

  • Their poop is amazing for the compost!
  • All of the goats work together to help us keep brush under control on our property and our neighbors property. This is all part of our over all fire prevention strategy. (In the mountains, fire is a constant threat and worry.) 
  • The 4 Boer goat does will be our moms. Bill, our buck, has hopefully bred our does for June 2024 kids. We will keep some to add to our herd, sell some to other farms, and raise some to be processed and sold directly to people looking for goat meat.