My husband, daughter and I purchased our four generation farm in
2001. My father's grandparents purchased the original property in the
1800's. The home we live in today was built by my Great-grandfather
Moenning in 1890.
There are two large adjoining hills that border the north side of our
property. Back when the land was originally homesteaded, my family
the Moennings bought the property on the east hill and the Petering
family bought the property on the west hill. Thus the hills became
known as Moenning Hill and Petering Hill. To preserve the heritage of
the farm, we felt it fitting to name our farm Moenning Hill Farm.
My ancestors might be a bit shocked to see fainting goats roaming the
farm instead of the cattle and hogs that they raised. I do think they
would be very proud however, that we've kept it as a working farm and
giving it the family name.
Most of the original buildings still stand on the farm today, including the
house built by my great grandparents and their barn, wash house,
wood shed, smoke house and granary.
My parents, my two brothers & their families, my uncle and my cousin
all live on adjoining properties near our farm. My daughter enjoys
having her cousins within walking distance and you can usually find
various members of our family lending a hand to one another or joining
in a game of softball or volleyball.
We breed, raise and sell registered Myotonic (fainting) goats. Maya, our Great
Pyrenees, guards our herd. A Boxer named Cooper and lots of barn cats also share
our farm. We normally have fainting goat kids for sale in spring and fall, so check
our Kids 4 Sale page often!
Our goat family consists of four Myotonic bucks, numerous Myotonic does, and three
very spoiled wethers. Our goats are very lovable and we enjoy snuggling them and
getting goat kisses from them.
We raise small to medium sized fainting goats from the Tennessee line. We handle
our kids frequently so they make great pets for all ages. We receive lots of positive
feedback from our buyers as well as referrals from them. Contrary to popular belief,
we have discovered that frequent handling of the kids does NOT affect their fainting
abilities. Our friendliest does are by far our most frequent fainters! Rather, it is the
bloodlines (good fainting parents) that will dictate the degree of fainting in the
offspring. If you are looking to add a fun and lovable pet to your family, please
Our goal and dream is to someday add other breeds of heritage animals off of the
ALBC list. It is our passion to keep the heritage breeds from becoming extinct as they
all played an important role to our ancestors.
My husband Greg and I have been married for 21 years. We lease 22 of our 28 acres for farming and use the rest for our livestock operation. In
addition to tending our livestock and managing the farm, Greg and I both hold full-time jobs outside the home. Greg has worked 23 years at the local
Walmart Distribution Center and I have worked in the banking industry for 22 years. At age 14, our daughter Whitney is an invaluable help to us on the
farm. She is gifted in working with all the animals and is a very hard worker. When not at school or helping on the farm, she enjoys playing volleyball
and basketball for her school, where she's an honor student. She's a member of AFGO, MGR and 4H. She's our pride & joy and we feel blessed to
have such a wonderful daughter. Whitney, WE LOVE YOU!!!