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The Rest of the Farm

Though not for sale, Grateful Akers is also home to livestock guardian dogs, miniature goats, miniature donkeys, and turkeys. We also keep a small vegetable garden each year, but typically only grow enough for ourselves.

Vegetables

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

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Heirloom corn, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, watermelon, pumpkin, garlic, beans, pees, & peppers

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

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Our Livestock Guardian Dogs are a crucial part of the Grateful Akers family, working day & night to keep the other animals safe from harm

Atticus and Dozier playing

Miniature donkeys love to play. Atticus and Dozier spent much of their first year of life without other donkeys to romp with, so when we introduced these two they had a lot of pent up energy to let out!

Theo and Wynona trying to steal sheep treats

Whenever we bring new livestock home we keep them separated for at least a week. This allows the animals to get used to each other before we let them to free-range together. When we brought our new sheep home the goats' curiosity and appetite got them into trouble a few times.

Dozier's first time crossing a bridge

At his old farm Dozier was terrified of bridges and would only cross creeks by wading, but with a little bit of encouragement and fancy footwork he conquered his fear! 

Scout standing watch over the sheep

Our Livestock Guardian Dog, Scout, doing what she does best; protecting the flock.