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Homeodynamic farming

The principles of Biodynamics and Homeodynamics encourage us
to see the whole world as an interacting holistic system

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Churro Sheep

Churros are resilient and they are excellent mothers. Their colorful fleece
is long staple and traditionally used in Navajo rug weaving.
The meat of Churro lambs is highly prized for its tenderness and sweet flavor.

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Jersey Cows

Jerseys are sweet natured cows and produce the highest
quality milk with the highest butterfat content.

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Equine

Our donkeys and mules are charming, sure-footed, and hard working

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heritage poultry

Our chickens roam freely, are fed only organic grains
to supplement the forage and insects they naturally seek out.

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Bee Guardianship

The bees are allowed to build their comb freely so that they can manage
the size and shape of their homes. We only harvest honey in the spring after we are
certain the bees have had what they need over the winter.

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Homeodynamic Farming

Rancho del Gallo is a Homeodynamic farming organism. Homeodynamics is a form of agriculture developed by Enzo Nastati at Eureka Institute in Italy using biodynamic principles and enhancing them, principally through homeopathy, to be more effective and meet the demands of our times.

Firmly based in the work of Rudolf Steiner, Homeodynamics incorporates not only Steiner’s Agriculture Course, but also his medical lectures, Astronomy course, spiritual research and, most importantly, Occult Science. Over 40 years of intensive research and extensive trials in multiple countries and in various environments, has led to the development of what is now known as Homeodynamic Agriculture.

Jersey Cows

Jerseys are gentle, small milk cows, but have the highest percentage of butterfat of all cows. Jerseys average .5% more butterfat than the next breed of cows. We run A2 Jersey cows and provide our shareholders with raw milk, cream, butter, yogurt and cheese on a weekly basis.

We have a cow share program making it possible to sell a share of our herd to people who want to drink raw milk and purchase raw milk products. We adhere to the strictest standards in both the milking parlour and our dairy kitchen and exceed all protocols for organic and biodynamic certification. Attention to every detail in the construction of the facility contributes to the increased vitality of the milk and the overall health of our cows and the workers at the dairy.

Churro Sheep

We chose Churros for the farm because of their resilience and they are excellent mothers. A breed from the Navajo Reservation, they survive on little food and severe conditions - freezing cold and wind in the winters and heat and wind in the summers. Their colorful fleece is long staple and traditionally used in Navajo rug weaving.

Because Churros are renowned for their tender and tasty lamb meat, we offer a limited number of lambs for sale each year. We use a USDA certified butcher so we are able to sell either whole, half, or partial lambs to a small number of customers. We take processing cut orders and will deliver within a reasonable distance.

Equine

We have a pair of very sweet jenny (female) donkeys named Annie and Barbie. Their father was a rescue burro from the Grand Canyon. We have a jack, Otis, who is a delightful character. We also have three mules. Axel and Foley are full brothers out of the same Thoroughbred mare. This pair drives as a single team and a double team. Both are excellent saddle johns (gelded males) as well.

The third mule, Dobber is a gaited mule out of a Missouri Fox Trotter mare. He has a sweet nature besides being smooth and sure-footed at mountain rides. Slow is not a word in his vocabulary but steady is always spoken.

Heritage Poultry

The chickens roam freely, have a gorgeous house designed and built by Alberto, and are fed only organic grains and sprouts to supplement the forage and insects they naturally seek out. Every year a few of the hens successfully hatch a new clutch which keeps our flock producing.

We allow all our hens and roosters to live their lives out naturally. We will not slaughter a hen simply because she no longer lays an egg every single day. They serve us their fabulous eggs for years. We have two hens who are 8 years old and still hatch chicks every year.

Bee Guardianship

At Rancho del Gallo, we use a top bar method of beekeeping - or bee guardianship as we prefer to call it. The bees are allowed to build their comb freely so that they can manage the size and shape of their homes.

We only harvest honey in the spring after we are certain the bees have had what they need over the winter. Their pollination service to our farm helps all the crops and orchard produce and adds to the balance of nature.


Friends of Rancho del Gallo
  • Arca della Vita
  • Valley Organic Growers Association
  • Considera
  • The Living Farm
  • Eureka Institute
  • Zephyros Farm and Garden
  • Sustainable Settings