Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our Heritage

While we were in RI the other day and once we saw the ships, we headed back to my daughter's place to get the truck. My daughter, who always shows us something of interest, passed by this place.

"Oh, Babe, can you stop so I can get a pic of the fence?"

"Sure Ma...hold on just one minute until the car behind us passes."  She then went on to explain about this farm.

The SVF Foundation is world renowned and their mission is quite simple really...saving heritage breeds. 





Embryos and sperm are collected, stored and used to preserve rare breeds of livestock in a process called as cryopreservation on SVF (Swiss Village Farm) Foundation.

SVF Foundation


Set on 45 acres, this peaceful kingdom is not only home to the animals guarded by several Llamas and one well trained herding dog but is also a working farm.  Although not open to the public year round, many will pass through their gates to enjoy the foundation when they open their doors to the public once a year.


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25 comments:

Andy Wilson said...

You made a visit to Newport for the sailing race?
The SVY is just a stone's throw for me. I'll have to visit myself when the crowds die down from the festival :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I think it's fabulous that there are groups preserving heritage animals! Maybe the's hope fpr humans after all!

eileeninmd said...

JP, what an awesome working farm. I think it is wonderful they are preserving these animals. It is a great idea. Wonderful fence shots. Enjoy your day!

"E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i will go check out that link. sounds interesting. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

that's very cool! nice find, jp and daughter! :)

bailey-road.com said...

It's good to see that the rare breeds are being preserved. It looks like a beautiful and interesting farm to visit.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful fences surrounding a beautiful effort.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice pictures, fascinating story, A.Q.C.
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Christine said...

Great photos of a worthwhile place to visit!
Popped in from Good Fences link up!

Marie C said...

What a wonderful endeavor! Love your photos!

LV said...

Glad you share as this is definitely a nice sight.

carolann said...

Enjoyed the visit on your blog and the fences and grounds.

Ida said...

So nice that your daughter stopped for you to get pictures. They are lovely. Sounds like amazing work is being done there. I bet it would be interesting to visit.

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful place!

Ann Thompson said...

looks like a very nice farm

Nancy's Notes said...

That is one working farm and they need to continue their wonderful work! What a great shot!
Have a great evening.
Nancy

Ginny said...

What a cool place! Do you think you will go on that one day?

Blondie's Journal said...

I never have a chance to see anything like this so it's just fascinating!

Jane x

Weekend-Windup said...

Looks good!

Pauline Woodcock said...

It's great to see people preserving heritage animals on a working farm. It's the sort of place I'd love to visit. Very tidy fences, too.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the stone wall and country scene

Mimsie said...

That is so interesting and great to know such preservation is taking place on that farm.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Saving heritage breeds a wonderful thing. Great shots. Hug B

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful grounds and fences and an interesting farm.

Rambling Woods said...

That is a good idea!

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