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Our History

Our Farm

 
Welcome to Moenning Hill Farm!
 
Our farm has quite a rich history, dating back to the 1800's.  My great-great grandfather Moenning bought the property where our farm resides back in the mid 1800's.  My great-grandfather Moenning built the current home on the property in 1890.  In later years, the farmstead was passed to my grandmother Elsie Moenning Tormoehlen and she and my grandpa Hugo raised cattle & hogs along with farming the acreage surrounding the homestead. My husband and I purchased the homestead in 2001.

The property where our farm sits is on top of one of two adjoining hills. The Moenning family owned the land on the east side and the Petering family owned the land on the west side, thus they became known as Petering Hill and Moenning Hill.  With all the history of our family and farm, I felt that Moenning Hill Farm was the perfect name for our farm.

Our logo depicts the two adjoining hills represented in green to reflect the lush pastures and acreage of our farm. The logo also hosts a silhouette of one of our first bucks we raised, that helped develop our herd of Myotonic goats that we own today.
 
I feel honored to own our farm that has been passed down through so many generations of the Moenning Family. I spent my summers on the farm and it holds a very special place in my heart.
 
 
 
 
I am Staci Rogers and I have worked full-time in the banking industry for 26 years. My 18 year old daughter Whitney is my pride & joy as well as the co-owner of the farm. She recently graduated from Trinity Lutheran High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, and played varsity basketball and volleyball. She was accepted into the IU School of Nursing and started classes this past summer. Together we work hard to improve the quality of our herd and take pride in our Moenning Hill offspring.
 
After purchasing the farm in 2001, we bought a couple horses and also boarded a few horses for a friend. With a two year old and our jobs outside of the home, we had little time to ride our horses so we ended up selling them and purchasing a herd of miniature horses to keep our pastures trimmed.  But then came the goats...
 
Growing up on a dairy farm, I always thought it would be fun to own a pet goat or two, so in April of 2009 I told my daughter and former husband that all I wanted for my birthday was a couple goats.  And so the search began.
 
After researching many breeds of goats we came to a unanimous agreement that Myotonic fainting goats were the breed for us. We found a small farm in Greenwood Indiana and after visiting their farm, we brought home our first four fainters, a buck, two does and a doeling.  It didn't take us long to realize what amazing animals they are and over the years we've added several great bloodlines to our herd.
 
Today my daughter and I have around 30 Myotonic goats on the farm. 
We typically breed for March and September kiddings. All of our goats are registered with the Myotonic Goat Registry (MGR).  We are proud of the hardy and muscular Tennessee type goats we've produced and our goats have done very well in the county fairs across the state, including four out of five years of earning Grand Champion Myotonic doe at the Jackson Co Fair.
 
 
 
 

Our Family

In loving memory
Moenning Hill Farm Emmeline MHF
12/30/14 - 12/14/16

My heart, my soul, my Emmy.
Emmy, my Emmy. Emmy Miami.
You left hoofprints on my heart.
Thanks for being the best girl of all.

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