Nigerian Dwarf Goats
The first livestock to Hostile Valley Farm were the goats, a small herd which has steadily expanded over the years. Made up of mostly Nigerian Dwarf Goats, the herd is used for milk and to help manage overgrowth and brush. The goats can work along rough terrain such as stone walls and eat things other animals would not, like poison ivy and brambles. Goat kids are occasionally available in Springtime.
Saffron & Nutmeg are heritage breed Tamworth pigs who work to clear land that had previous been aggressively logged. With their endless appetites for roots, bark, and grubs, the pigs are efficient excavators and leave behind rich fertilizer to help turn this messy area in to fields. Tamworth pigs are hardy and active foragers, making them perfect for overwintering in Maine and helping to clear land.
The original inspiration for farm living, the goose flock is over twenty strong and made up of various breeds. Geese help to keep grass clipped and lay delicious seasonal eggs. They also serve as guards and alarms for the other animals and the property. Sebastopol goslings and hatching eggs may occasionally be available, and goose eggs are available from February through June.
Guinea fowl are an important part of the farm eco-system, and patrol far and wide consuming ticks, which are a major problem in Maine. A small flock of ducks provides eggs and eats pests bugs such as a slugs, and chickens also help to keep the farm in a steady supply of eggs. Chicken and duck eggs are occasionally available for purchase.
Babydoll Southdown Sheep
A pair of Babydoll Southdown Sheep, Caesar and Nero, joined the farm in Summer 2020. These small, adorable sheep consume grass and clover only, making them perfect for mowing in between the apple trees of newly forming orchards. Looking forward to expanding the herd, we hope to occasionally offer lambs for sale.
We occasionally have fresh produce, goose eggs, and chicken eggs available for purchase. As this varies depending on the time of year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
If you are interested in 2022 registered Nigerian Dwarf Goat kids, or 2023/2024 registered Babydoll Southdown lambs. Nigerian Dwarf goats are ADGA registered. Babydoll Sheep are BSSBA registered. Both come from excellent genetics and are guaranteed friendly. Please email email@example.com for pricing and to be added to our waitlist.