After six months of talking about it, we finally met with our County Agent yesterday. Kevin works with the Clemson University Extension office and came out to the farm to answer any and all questions we had about land, farming, ponds, everything. And we sure did have a lot of questions!
The first thing he said was to move the donkeys and goats into each other pastures because the goats will eat all the brambles that the donkeys have ignored. Done! Cole and I actually managed that quite effectively after Kevin left (despite a few moments of the donkeys running wildly past my car!!).
We asked about our ponds, our trees, our soil, chickens, pigs, cows, fish, birds.... That man has a lot of patience!!! He told us about several programs we need to look into, gave us leads on who we should call for so many things that we need, and started us out on the path to having healthy soil and pasture.
Thanks, Kevin, for all the time you spent with us! We even know what to do with our goats now and we won't have to give them away for free!!! Woo hoo!!!