Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here.
I’m Kim Batz…that’s me with the goat on my back. Which means I’m having a pretty typical day on the farm.
Perhaps you found us through our Baby Goat Snuggling Sessions. If so, awesome! Let me share how and why this wonderful event began!
My husband, Mike, and I farm on 16 acres here in Grantville. There’s a lot going on here, for sure. We have a boatload of goat kids and other farm animals, and we’re even blessed with three kids of the human kind.
Mike grew up on a dairy farm, so he sorta has farming in his blood.
As for me? Well…I grew up in the suburbs. So, yeah…I came to farming with no prior experience. At all.
But that was then. Now, I’m a full-fledged farm girl. And I love it! Most often you’ll find me out in the pasture or in the barn with the goats.
That doesn’t mean I didn’t have a learning curve, though. Just ask me about my first experience with helping a momma goat give birth. Yeah, that was an experience that I’ll be happy to share with you when you visit.
I love the farm life, but never really got to experience it as a child since I was an urban girl. After I started farming, I really wanted to share this lifestyle with others who haven’t experienced it.
So we started hosting all kinds of up close and personal events with our farm animals. And people love it!
But we wanted to do more than just share the farm with our community. We wanted to give back–to make a difference.
Mike and I own a trucking company and decided to participate in an annual Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy a few years back. This organization grants wish experiences to youngsters with critical illnesses. It was a wonderful experience, and left us wanting to raise more money for Make-A-Wish.
So, we had an idea.
I suggested Baby Goat Snuggle Sessions to Mike, who originally thought the idea was crazy! But I was certain it would be a hit, and it was!
The first year went so well that Mike and I added more goats to our farm. The second-year we had 50 goat babies! Batz Farm guests spent countless hours snuggling and enjoying those babies.
Then we added Picnics in the Pasture, which gave guests a tranquil, pastoral experience. They brought and enjoyed meals while surrounded by goats, cows, and horses.
But we didn’t stop there.
We added many other events, such as Baby Goat Yoga, Ladies Night Out and even butchering classes.
Goats are the centerpiece here at Batz Farm, but we have many other animals as well. Horses, Texas Longhorn cattle, beef cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, guinea hens, bunnies, cats, and dogs.
All this keeps us quite busy but it’s the life we love!
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