Fox Trot Farm is located in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, South Carolina. Our 47 beautiful acres are crossed by streams and studded with ponds. Forested acres border lush, green pastures. We have been a farm since 1985, raising a variety of animals throughout the years.
Sheep: We raise Dorper/Katahdin cross sheep on our farm. They are a breed of meat sheep known as “hair sheep” due to their ability to shed their coats in the spring and summer. Their meat is lean, mild, and tender. We currently maintain a breeding flock of an average of 30 or so ewes and three rams. Once lambing is underway, the flock numbers grow exponentially…each ewe usually gives birth to twins or triplets. Lambs are processed when they are 80-130 pounds and less than a year old. Ewe lambs are often kept here on the farm to enrich our flock. We do not sell sheep for breeding or whole animals for slaughter on our farm or by any processor other than our selected certified humane and USDA inspected facility.
Chickens: We maintain a large flock of laying hens to sell colorful blue and brown eggs to the public. Our chickens are large, healthy representatives of several colorful breeds, and they enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while they forage in a large open area in the pasture. We collect baskets of eggs once daily and wash them thoroughly before refrigerating them. Safe handling ensures that our customers have excellent quality eggs.
Dairy Goats: Rosie, Trist, and Marble are our dairy goats. They are full of personality and examples of the Saanen and Nubian breeds. We use their milk for cheese making for us and for soap that we sell here on the farm.
Honeybees: Our apiary here on the farm averages 10 hives. We harvest honey in June and melt the extra beeswax for use in our soaps. Honey is for sale as available.
Livestock Guardian Dogs: We have two breeds of these big dogs: two Anatolian Shepherds and one Maremma. They are bonded to their sheep and protect them from coyotes, feral dogs, and even hawks, owls, and bald eagles, which prey on young lambs.
Historic Log Cabin: Visitors will be interested to see the historic 18th century log cabin on our farm. It is original to this area and was built by the first landowner of this property.
Tours: While we no longer offer public tours of our farm, we do sell our meat and eggs here at our little farm market. Please contact us if you are planning to stop by.
Farm Market: Packaged lamb cuts are for sale until sold out. We have the meat processed at a certified humane, USDA inspected facility. We always have our fresh eggs for sale. Please contact us if you would like to stop by.
Contact: Bob & Debbie Burgess, Fox Trot Farm, 5066 Rowell RD, Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone or text: 803-804-3541