Denali ("Nali") was our first Pyrenees that we brought home almost 10 years ago when we moved out to the country. She has an amazing personality and is a big part of why we fell in love with the breed. She is a fierce, loyal guardian, but sweet as ever with all our animals and humans alike. She has the true wonderful Pyrenees coat that "self-cleans" and doesn't mat- is full and beautiful. She is truly an amazing example of what the breed should be both is appearance and personality. She has the perfect Pyrenees personality! She comes from some of the best championship bloodlines and we have gone back to the same excellent lines for later females. We love her so much we named the site after her.
Sunset Creek Farm
Our farm is a rural hobby farm in central Kansas. A new job brought us to the heartland, and we LOVE it here!
We moved from the big city in Ohio to try out country life-to become more self-reliant, provide more natural experiences and choices for our family- where we raise goats, chickens, ducks, bees, vegetables, dogs, and human kids too.! My husband works for an international agricultural company with a plant here in the small town. He is on the legal team working with patents and trademarks. After I finished college with a degree in Rec. Management and Youth Leadership, I have stayed home full-time with our children and now the farm too. With most our kids out of the house now, our farming and gardening bug is finally getting some more attention. We love to plant the garden, eat the produce we grow ourselves and work towards homesteading
self-sufficiency as much as we can. Our Pyrenees are a most beloved part of our homestead. We’ve added ducks, chickens, Nubians, Boers, honey bees-as we enjoy our new country life, but the Pyrenees remain our favorite …with the exception of our human family! Our human family has grown along with our Pyrenees. It now includes 4 daughters-in-law and a grandbaby. We are grateful we can share our daily life with this beautiful breed and we are excited we can have a few litters from time to time to bless the lives of others too.
Our Family ~2018
Our Family ~2020
"Some old fashioned things like fresh aire and sunshine are hard to beat"
What is a hobby farm anyway?
One definition I found online said: "A hobby farm can have different definitions. But the basic idea is that a hobby farm is a small-scale farm that is primarily for pleasure instead of being a business venture. ... Whatever the source, the point is that the farm does not have to make money—it can be engaged in on a hobby level."
Good to know we are fitting that definition clearly! Cuz we ain't making any money :) I think we’re just spending it on lots and lots of feed. My brother teases, "So just what ARE you doing with those goats? Are you milking them? Are they clearing brush?" Well, we have tried milking, making goat milk ice-cream, and cheese, but who wants to milk in the dead of winter? Especially if it's "just for fun".
So we haven't milked for a few years- but hope to again down the road. So basically, it is all a way to make our children work! and learn to appreciate nature, appreciate where our food comes from, learn new skills, be more self-sufficient, enjoy nature and the land, and a lot of just for fun pleasure. So a hobby farm is exactly that, a hobby.