It’s that time of year again. Kidding season is finally upon us! This year Lotus was first up in the kidding order, and on day 147 she kidded with beautiful twin gold-colored does, sired by Zedoary. Knowing that kidding was imminent, toward the end of last week we had...Read More
This winter many parts of the country have been entombed in bitter cold, and record snowfall. As such, I’m almost afraid to say that so far our winter has been incredibly mild. We have had a few storms pass through, but our temperatures have been spring-like for weeks,...Read More
Having just officially entered our fourth year of drought, a recent series of Pacific storms have had many Californians jumping for joy, myself included. In our last post the farm was in the midst of one such storm. Once the rain ceased, we were already preparing for the next...Read More
a small family farm and native garden located on California's Central Coast
Founded in 2007, Curbstone Valley Farm is a small private family farm. Situated on eighteen secluded woodland acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, along California’s Central Coast, the property is located in USDA Zone 9b (Sunset Western Garden Zone 15). Located 1900 feet above sea level, the farm is surrounded by majestic Redwoods, with scattered Fir, Madrone and Oak.
The farm’s focus is centered around a small herd of ADGA and AGS registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. Our principle breeding goals are focused toward excellence in dairy production, while maintaining correctness, and soundness, in conformation. In addition to attending various shows each season, the herd participates in continuous DHI 305-day milk test, and Linear Appraisal. Our herd is tested annually for CAE, CL, and Johne’s Disease.
We maintain an heirloom open-pollinated kitchen garden, and an heirloom orchard. Areas outside the fenced gardens are planted with a variety of California native plants, and deer-resistant, drought tolerant, flowering annuals and perennials, to encourage a diverse array of pollinators to the farm. To protect our waterways, and the farm’s resident wildlife, all of our gardens are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.