Doreen & Michael Whiteside
The Buck Wild Ranch is located near La Valle, Wisconsin. Look for and follow the signs,
We strive to live a simpler life with a passion for clean food and agricultural practices. We try to live close to the land and provide as much of our own sustenance as possible. We raise Italian bees to provide our own honey, Icelandic chickens for eggs, and Saanen goats for milk and cheese. We have come to appreciate the value of homemade living. Our large organic food and herb garden and wild fruits and foliage supply us with an abundance of culinary and medicinal treasures. We focus on growing nutritious heritage produce in an attempt to help preserve purity in our food supply. And every season we forage our hilly pastures to find new gifts from nature such as wild grapes, elderberries, and yellow crab apples! We are committed to growing organically and in a manner that is regenerative to our land. We practice companion planting, and succession planting and produce our own compost. In all ways, we work to care for the earth that sustains us and to continue learning and discovering new ways to be kind to the earth as we also practice old and traditional methods.
This year we are highlighting our little herd of Saanen goats. Saanens are the largest of the dairy goats. These beautiful white goats originated in the Saanen Valley of Switzerland so they are hardy and handle our Wisconsin winters like they’re right at home. Our little herd provides us with high-quality sweet milk. That milk is great for drinking straight and even better for making a variety of cheeses. But these goats are more than just sources of dairy for us, they are family pets. Each one has its own name and personality to match. They love attention and always want to play. When the weather is nice we like to take the whole flock out for a stroll down our meandering paths to forage for treats.
This year during the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour you can join us and our goats on an adventure-filled trek!
Goat Trek Schedule:
Each day of the tour (9/17, 18, 24 & 25) we will host two goat treks:
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Tickets available through eventbrite:
Enjoy the beauty of the Wisconsin Driftless region with its rolling hills, picturesque farmland, and plentiful wildlife. Stroll through our acres of wild edibles. See hawks and eagles overhead. Plenty of wildlife (and farm life) abound! After your hike, we will provide s’mores around the bonfire!
While you’re here don’t miss our pop-up shop for our farm-made products including honey, balms, herbal teas, culinary herbs, and seasonal produce, all grown or wild harvested right here!