We've been taking the scenic route with detours to traditional healthy living. Babka Farms is our way to share our efforts with others on this journey. We both need and offer encouragement along the way. We also have a few goats and chickens should you decide to enrich your life and table :)
Carmel and Fancy all about the Mulberry bush!
Our animals have access to large pasture areas every day. We supplement with organic feed, especially for our pregnant and lactating nannies. Our goats also get Caffehaye alfalfa and sunflower seeds. We raise all our animals holistically with herbs and essential oils as a preventative approach to build a strong immune system and to treat as needed. Everyone has maintained and restored their health with this approach so although we would use tradition medicine if that was what was needed, we have not had to do this yet. We also keep horns on all the goats born on our farm for the benefit of their overall health and well being. You can find more information in this article "Why Horns" on the Onion Creek Oberhasli website. We have disbudded goats we purchased, polled goats, and horned goats. We keep an eye on the herd dynamics and separate or sell to a more suitable home as needed. Sometimes a polled goat will establish herself as herd queen so they have ways to work out the herd dynamics. We find goat personality key to a successful mixed herd - pecking order okay, nasty not allowed!
We strive to incorporate dietary principals from the Westin Price Foundation into our lifestyle. We eat and prepare as much real food as we can. The transition has not been smooth or easy. We give ourselves treats at times too! Our go to cookbook is Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
We love to tell the story... Let us know if you would like to fellowship in God's Word and discuss His wonderful gift.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Thank you for visiting our site. May God's blessings abound!