Foothills of the Sierra Nevadas

Themis Farms is our small, 5-acre family farm located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.


Over the last four years, our farm has evolved. We started with raising a few layers for fresh eggs, and growing tomatoes and herbs. Now, we have a place where heritage breeds and critically endangered species can thrive. And we are growing heirloom vegetable varieties.

Everything and everybody on this farm peacefully coexists. In our animal husbandry, we strive to respect the methods of traditional farming practices. It’s the way farming used to be — simple and humane. We still have to use fencing and other protective measures. But we avoid cages, prods, chemicals, and anything else that would be detrimental to their well-being.

We believe our animals deserve a healthy and happy environment. They thrive because of the care and attention we give them. And we thrive because of them.

We are in the process of developing our breeding program for improving our flock of Sequoia Bresse chickens. And we are raising registered Mulefoot hogs.

To learn more about saving rare breeds, visit The Livestock Conservancy.


About Us



Livestock Guardian Dogs

We have three dogs, two Black Mouth Curs and a Carolina/Shepherd mix. They deter predators (fox, coyote, bobcat, mountain lion) from interfering with our flock. And, they keep larger rodents and pests (gopher, squirrel, skunk, possum, deer) from ravaging our vegetable, herb, and flower gardens.

Livestock guardian dogs

Sambo watching for rodents

Rodent Patrol

Our six cats help keep the rodent population to a manageable level. Rodents create disease and attract rattlesnakes.

Rattlesnake Patrol

Guinea hens also make excellent *watch dogs*. They safeguard our farm from any rattlesnakes that return to our property in spite of the reduced population of rodents. They’re good at raising the alert when other interlopers come onto the property.

Guinea hens make great watch dogs