For example, almost all of our farm animals like to be petted and scratched.You can not only enter the enclosure of the goats and alpacas and make friends with the fur noses, you can even get it back on track as a "junior animal keeper" - tools in a handy size are always available. You can also sit with the guinea pigs and watch them eat, cuddle, squeak, run and sleep. Meanwhile, our pigs and goats look forward to an extensive massage with a brush or harrow. In our hatchery you can watch newly hatched chicks and delight older conspecifics with grated carrots. And if you always wanted to know what exactly happens in an egg like this, you are absolutely right here!
When you ride ponies or donkeys on our riding arena, you can go high. Afterwards you can thank our animals, because feeding with grass is allowed almost everywhere.
Finally, a variety of herbs, medicinal and other useful plants await you in the adjacent farm garden. Here you can also visit our honeybees and learn a lot about the invaluable help of bees in pollination.
The main focus of our Lusatian farm is the importance of old farm animal breeds and wild bees. This is also reflected in our animal population, for example with Vogtland red cattle, Husum protest pig and German saddle pig. Many old domestic livestock breeds have shrunk significantly in their population and are now endangered because high-performance breeding promises greater yields for farmers. Nevertheless, they are extremely worth protecting in terms of agrobiodiversity and have other advantages. For example, old breeds are more robust against climate change and form a source of important genetic resources.
Wild bees, on the other hand, are an immensely important component in the production chain of crops. Honeybees alone are not enough to ensure their pollination. Wild insects increase the fruit set worldwide, even if many honeybees already visit a field.
Natural nesting opportunities for wild bees are becoming increasingly rare. So that wild bees can reproduce under the protection of the nest and raise their offspring, we build nesting aids, set them up in the region and offer for them Sponsorships.