Ash Grove Goat Ranch is an old farmstead that used to be home to a registered herd of Hereford Cattle. Robert Gasper purchased the land over 25 years ago and in 2012, he and Mary Powell Read more...
Ash Grove Goat Ranch is an old farmstead that used to be home to a registered herd of Hereford Cattle. Robert Gasper purchased the land over 25 years ago and in 2012, he and Mary Powell started the Goat Ranch. Mary has over 30 years of experience with livestock and manages the herd. She also takes part of the herd out on the road as a goat rental business. Bob and the remaining goats keep things going at the ranch, which includes a few horses and a BLM donkey that hang out in the pastures. The old farm is slowly shaping up to be a guest farm, where people can learn about raising goats, spend time with the goats and stargazing the most amazing nights skies and sunrises and sunsets, not to mention the sound of the pheasants, owls and coyotes on the prairie. It is a step back in time when you camp out in the pasture.
There are lots of unique things to see within 30 miles, so day trips are a neat way to see a lot in a day, if you are into folk art, Lucas, KS, with the Garden of Eden and local artist are a treat. Cawker City, KS, has the world's largest ball of twine and Waconda Lake. Lake Wilson is a great fishing lake and has walking trails and Kansas Originals is a store just off I-70 at the Wilson exit that has all kinds of Kansas-made products, including jams, artwork, books, toys and other Kansas products. There are lots of old stone arch bridges in our part of Kansas and the small town cafes have lots of great food. K-18 Cafe has Chicken Fried Chicken on Friday evenings that is mouthwatering good and homemade pies! The blueberry pie is the bomb!
There are lots of unique photo opportunities to get pictures of nature, agriculture and livestock. Come be a goat farmer for a day and help with morning and evening chores if you like!