(717) 712-7660 | 45 Bullfrog Road Grantville, Pa 17028 kim@batzfarm.com

WELCOME TO BATZ FARM

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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We will not be holding Baby Goat Snuggling Sessions or any farm events in 2024. After much thinking, praying, and talking we have decided that this is the best decision for our family this year. As much as we will miss all of our visitors, we strongly believe that God has other plans for us. Kim has taken a full-time position teaching middle school at a local Christian school. While that is much different than being on the farm, she is enjoying it very much and hopes to be able to impact the lives of the “kids” she’s working with now! We will continue to sell bulk farm-raised beef, so continue following us for that! If you’d like to be added to our butcher date list, please email us at batzfarmpa@gmail.com.Thank you all, again, for making the past 5 years such a blessing! From our family to yours- Happy New Year!

Thank you for a great season of Baby Goat Snuggling Sessions & events! Our 2023 season has now ended.

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