Thank you for visiting the site. Au Bel Farm is a relatively new adventure, but a long time in the making. I’ve raised goats since 2000, over 18 years and counting. In fact, I still have an alpine doe that was born my senior year of high school – trust me, she’s old! A lot has happened since she was born – I went to college, moved away, and moved home.

You can read more about the challenges and victories of building a farmstead in an open field over in the Blog. It still amazes me that what is now my home was full of soybeans not that long ago.

You’re probably here for the Boers! I hope you’re as excited as I am, I’ve got some great genetics to build my foundation from. I will have a very small number of buck kids available in 2019 for show wethers or commercial herd-sires. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to reach me at leslie@aubelfarm.com.

I’m a big supporter of agricultural youth development. I’m both an FFA and 4-H alumni, and I have served on the Michigan 4-H Goat Development Advisory Committee since 2011. Discounts are available for 4-H and FFA participants.

I am also excited to expand my resume from goat-herd to shepherd, with the addition of Shetland sheep. Watch for more information as a grow my flock. 

Finally, I’d encourage you to support the associations listed on the About page. Our agriculture organizations are an important way for us to amplify our voice and learn from each other. One sure thing about farming is there is always something new to learn.

Thank you for visiting,