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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Our Boer Bok have gone to school and the school has gone green....

The A-Team has gone to school at Hugh Cassell Elementary School. The school has gone green and the green is getting gone!

Looking east toward Turk Mountain on the Skyline Drive
It is a surreal feeling for Clay every time he goes to check the herd. This was part of his original family farm and he can remember hunting ground hogs and making hay in the fields where our Boer Bok are. Who would have ever dreamed that we would have 184 Boer Bok from our herd grazing this land 40 years later?  

The views from the top of the hill are stunning!  This is looking northeast at the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.  

This site has a stand of walnut trees for shade. Clay remembers these being big when he was a little boy. 

It also has concrete pads. The Boer Bok love to climb and play on these! 

They are enjoying this gorgeous weather!

Chloe likes it here as well! She checking the wind for smells of a threat or out of the park balls from the baseball fields.. 

We will be doing a presentation for the school kids next week.  The kids and staff are excited about the "foreign exchange students" that are attending their school.  We are excited to be able to teach a young generation about these beautiful animals, sustainable farming and biological control methods of invasive plants and weeds!  Those are a lot of big words to learn for young kids! 

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