Off on another of our day trips.
This time, to the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
I do love an adventure!
Our destination was Stryker Farm in Saylorsburg,
to see "livestock raised on pasture and forest."
With organic, free-range, and natural food so popular today,
it was so interesting to see these concepts in practice.
Meat, milk, and eggs are sold farm-direct for wholesale distribution.
The Stryker Farm Store will be opening soon!
Here's one of the farm's two livestock guardian dogs,
an ideal mix of Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd, and Akbash.
They take their jobs very seriously, keeping coyote, fox and black bear far away from their wards.
In the photo below, you can see the hen house on the far hillside.
This gives a good idea of all the open space the animals enjoy.
Meet the Farmer himself, Nolan Thevenet.
So, how did the name "Stryker" originate?
The maiden name of Nolan's dear grandmother.
Check out these links to learn more about Stryker Farm: