Farm Yard Facts

What Do You Know?
What is The Farm’s History? Do the baby goats, lambs, piglets ever get too many bottles?
Were these buildings here?
What do you feed the animals? How many acres?
How often do you milk? Are the nature trails marked and plants identified?
How many animals do you have? Where do you get the baby animals?
Where do you keep the animals in the winter? How long does it take an egg to hatch, a cow to calve, a pig to farrow, etc.
What happened to the goat’s ears?
What herb is growing? What is the big tripod?
Do you have any kitties?
Pig, Sheep and Chicks
You’ll find the answers to these and many more questions on this website or you can ask any of the “farmers” at The Farm
Farm Yard Facts
What happened to the goat’s ears?
Gopher ears are natural and the trademark of this dairy goat. It is a LaMancha, the newest
and only goat breed developed in America. Earlessness is its unique characteristic-it was bred using genes from the Spanish earless goat. It does not effect their hearing.
Earless Goat
Is that a giant tripod?
No, but can you imagine just moving this from one stump to another? Yes – it is a stump
puller used to clear the land of stumps. Some used horse power, but this one was operated with manpower! This type of stump puller was used in the 1800′s.
Stump Remover
Are you a chicken or What?
Baak, baak, baak. There are many unusual chickens running around The Farm,
but his one is most often asked about. This is a Polish Crested rooster. You may also wonder about the poultry with no feathers on the neck. These are chickens called Turkens.
Polish Crested Rooster
Is that a pony?
Many would think that “Princess” is a pony, but actually she is a full grown
miniature draft horse. In recent years, miniature horses have become very popular. Registered miniatures must be less than 34″ from where the neck joins the back (the withers).
Miniature Draft Horse
Lime Kiln, is that something you eat?
Lime is the oldest chemical produced by man. It is made by burning limestone (calcium carbonate CaCo3) in a lime kiln. Calcium carbonate has over 200 uses and is the most important mineral in the world. Burning limestone produces calcium oxide (CaO) also known as quicklime. Adding water to quicklime produces calcium hydroxide (CaOH), commonly called lime. Lime is used as the setting agent in concrete, mortar, log building caulking, whitewash and calcium paint. At one time there were hundreds of lime kilns in Wisconsin and dozens in Door County.

Lime Kiln
Fainting Goats!
Yes, we have goats that faint. They are a breed known as fainting, nervous or stiff goats. When frightened they will stiffen and fall over. This reaction to fright is known as myotonia. Fainting is normal for this breed and is not an ailment.
farmer and barn
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