Our new Farm sign is now in
place. For those of you who come to visit, it will make
knowing you're in the right place much, much easier.
Bountiful Farm began over twenty years ago even though in its
present incarnation it dates from 1997. In 1977, we were introduced
to goats and had a dairy for several years in Southwestern Missouri.
For various reasons we decided to change our circumstances but that
change did not remove our love of goats
from our hearts. In 1997, we were living in southeastern Oklahoma,
our last child had left home, we had no more FFA projects and our
five acres seemed, at last, larger than we needed.
Our low profile stock
More for fun than anything else, when we casually
talked to a former ostrich grower and found out that the bottom had
dropped out of the ratite market, we built good fence and bought
some rheas. To protect the rheas we bought a stud llama and built
him a little barn; to give the llama company we bought a female
llama. No sooner had we done that than a neighbor called to tell us
to look out the back door. When we did, there was a different
neighbor’s pit bull eating a still kicking rhea while our guardian
llama looked on. I shot the dog; we sold the llamas; and started
looking for a more dependable herd guardian.
Our main barn and bulk feed
We found out about Great
Pyrenees Livestock Guardian Dogs and fell in love immediately.
Since we had an empty little barn and good fence, we thought we’d
get a goat or two and checked into meat goats. We now have 60 acres
in secluded Southeast Oklahoma, and we’re in the business of raising
goats and Great
Pyrenees. The rheas have moved on as we needed the room for our
growing herd of Boers.
We’re still building (the goat herd, the Great Pyrenees kennel, the
buildings, and most everything else on the farm including the
website). We’ll keep you posted on our developments as they happen,
thanks for taking the time to visit.
Copyright 2005 Dan and Paula Lane - Bountiful Farm -