We have been raising animals since 1978. We started out with pigs, added sheep at the kennel and added goats when we moved to Clayton in 1999. Sheep and goats remain our main focus, but we also have pigs, horses, chickens and ducks. We sell chicken and duck eggs, goat meat, sheep meat, and pork. All of our animals are hormone free and all natural, which means you know exactly what you're eating. We are going to start making some soaps from our goats milk when we have weaned off the dairy kids.
We are very involved in local 4H and Ag in the Classroom (through Contra Costa County Farm Bureau). We feel it is very important for everyone to understand that meat does not come wrapped in the plastic you receive it in at the grocery store. The children also have to realize that the animals have to be treated kindly and cared for just like their family pets.
Eileen also teaches dog obedience training and agility. It is an absolute blast for the dogs (and the owners as well)! In Beginning Obedience, the dogs learn to walk on a loose leash (heeling); to sit, down and stand, and stay in those positions; come when they are called and sit in front of you; and have good mannera around other people and animals. In the Intermediate class, they work towards doing these exercises off leash, as well as on-leash. We also add different heeling patterns, hand signals, and a few Agility obstacles at the end of the evening. Dog Agility is not only FUN, but it really seals the bond between you and your dog, as well as exercises dog and handler and improves the dog's obedience. She has been training, showing and working with dogs since she was about 7 years old, and used to co-own DANLOS dog kennels with her mom, who has since retired.