About

Good Life Ranch is a family-owned beyond-organic sustainable farm in Casey County, Kentucky. We raise all of our livestock, fruits, and vegetables without any agricultural chemicals whatsoever. No growth hormones, no pesticides, no herbicides, and no antibiotics. Our ruminant animals (goats, sheep, cattle, and rabbits) are fed only grass and hay – no grain at all. Our poultry are either free-ranging or rotated around the pastures inside tractors to protect them from predators. We do our very best to allow all of our animals to express their biological uniqueness.

We are also concerned with the availability of clean food worldwide and the lack of good education about the issue in this country. To improve that situation, we are in the process of constructing a poverty education simulation called Lifestyles Lane. That educational opportunity should open in Spring 2012.

You can read more about our farm, including our Community-Supported Agriculture program, at our website: www.goodliferanch.com

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back often.

 

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Mike says:

    my name is mike and i started being more self sufficient. we are just starting out, and currently have 40 chickens. we just started harvesting some, and as soon as i build large chicken tractor to separate our egg/pet chickens from the “we are gonna eat you” chickens. anyway we just got 4 Narragansett polts at the poultry swap. my question is:

    will the turkeys be able to be free range like my chickens? i let them out in the morning, and they coup up at night. will the turkeys do the same, or will their “wild” insticts kick in and they will sleep outside. we have coyotes and fox around so….

    • Hi Mike,

      Sorry – I just saw this. I usually don’t check the “About” page for comments. Our turkeys generally do fine free-ranging like our layer hens do. They return to the coop (or sometimes the barn rafters) at night to roost and are pretty safe from predators there. Our main problem with turkey predation happens when the hens sneak off to make nests. When they start sitting on the nest, they are very vulnerable to predators and that’s when we tend to lose them. Just keep an eye out and try to spot any missing hens quickly. You can usually find them foraging near their nest early in the morning or you can follow them to their nest at dusk.

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