South African Boer Bok

Autumn Olive Farms is a family based operation in Augusta County. We have a dual focus model with a singular commitment to the health and wellness of the land, animal and the consumer. We raise the beautiful South African Boer Bok as an environmentally sound method to combat the invasive plant species problem while producing one of the finest and healthiest meats in the world right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The combination of the worlds premier, purpose bred and standardized meat goat with the fantastic forage base of invasive species here in the Valley provides a win-win situation for the land, its owner and the consumer.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Culinary Writers Tour and our display................

We were asked to be part of a culinary writers tour that came through Augusta County today hosted by Hermitage Hill Farm .  Lunch was prepared with ingredients exclusively from Augusta County.  Our Boer Bok was on the  hor d' oeuvre menu as Barbecue Boer Bok, Apple Mint Cucumber Slaw on a Silver Dollar Hoe Cake.  

Our Boer Bok were featured on a video made to showcase Augusta County.  The girls and Mr. Max did a great job showcasing their foraging abilities.  

This is a picture of our display.  It was complete with a invasive plant arrangement of Autumn Olive, Morrows Honeysuckle with beautiful red berries, Privet, Vine Honeysuckle, Greenbrier, Multi- Flora Rose and a touch of Blue weed.

When the lunch was over we decided to bring the arrangement home to our patient.  One of our does got her front leg hung in a forked branch.  It cut off the circulation to the point that we had to have her leg amputated.  Dr. Bowman did the surgery at Commonwealth Veterinary Clinic.  (This is the former Kingsbury Animal Hospital I worked at during college and where Clay and I met.) 

We put the arrangement in her pen vase and all.  As you can see our patient immensely  enjoyed her flowers and even shared it with the chickens! You can view a 
video on our Flickr site by clicking this link. 

I am happy to report that she is doing very well with three legs and she should make a full recovery.  It is amazing to see how she can walk and even run!  

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