In 2006, our family moved from Kansas to the Swift acreage in south central South Dakota. Less than eight miles west of the beautiful Missouri River, fourteen miles from the friendly town of Burke, and in the heart of an inviting agricultural and ranching community, it was the perfect location in which to raise and nurture the next generation.
Life inside the little farm house soon translated into more life outdoors. A dog and a few barn cats were promptly joined by a temporary flock of chickens and then by ten Boer nannies. Through trial, error, multiple kidding seasons, and private purchases, the goat herd grew in heartiness, diversity, and size. While we still offer primarily Boers for competition and the meat market, we also keep a number of dairy goats around for seasonal milk production and breeding purposes.
During the summer and autumn months, gardening is a primary focus for the entire family. Continuing the annual tradition of growing pumpkins, the oldest children planted their first batches of seed with Grandpa's expertise to guide them. What had begun as Grandpa and Grandma's retirement hobby soon blossomed into a small business venture as the younger ones expanded the patch to include different varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. The produce - along with straw bales, baskets, and occasionally pumpkin bread - is available for sale at a roadside stand next to the farm from the beginning of September through the end of October each year.
We are truly blessed by God to live and work where we do, and we seek to honor and glorify Him in all of our operations. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have about our business or website.
- The David and Fawn Swift Family
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."