Barnyard

Behind our store we have a barnyard to give the public a chance to get up close to and enjoy farm animals. We have a variety ranging from chickens and geese, to goats, sheep and pigs.
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HersheyMeet Hershey, the hinny. A hinny is a cross between a horse and donkey, but slightly different than a mule. A mule's father is a donkey and it's mother, a horse. A hinny's father is a horse and it's mother, a donkey. With equines, they tend to take on their mother's conformation and build, so a mule is taller and has a more horse-like body. A hinny is smaller and built much like a donkey.
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We have several rare breed animals here on the Sheepfarm, specifically Gulf Coast Sheep which are an old breed, native to this area, as well as a Dexter steer, named Chip.
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Male goats (called "bucks") as well as female goats (called "does") can have both horns and beards. Some goats Ladyalso have wattles, which are simply a natural "decoration" on a goat's neck and have no function. You can see one of our goats here, Lady, sporting horns, a beard, and wattles.
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 Applecider the goat.
 Applecider, one of our bucks. He has neither horns, nor wattles.
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Baby geese
Current News

                        

  The Produce Market at the farm  is now open for the season. The current hours are 9 am to 5 pm.  Sarah continues to be at Myrtle’s Market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. She is at the Culinary Institute on Thursday afternoons.  Please sign up for the email to learn what is happening at the farm. You can also check facebook at Indigo farms market to not only learn information but see some pictures of interesting things around the farm.   Up next are some very nice looking squash, zucchini and cucumbers. They should begin next week. PYO blueberries are likely to be ready in mid-June,. 

 The best means of contact is to call during our regular hours or email. 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902

 

                                 

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