Welcome to Viva Villa
Our farm is located in
Friendsville, PA in Susquehanna County. Our family consists of
Mike, Jill, Zeb and Geo Swartley. The herd has both LaMancha and
Recorded Grade LaMancha dairy goats and was started in 2006.
Since that time, Jill has been active caring for, breeding and,
since 2016, showing the herd both locally and at the national level
Jill started showing and judging
dairy cattle as a youth while in 4-H, and later in FFA locally in
Tunkhannock, PA. She also judged while in college at Penn State
University. Jill has been the leader of Borderline Livestock & Community 4-H
Club in Susquehanna County for the last 10 years. She works with her
club on dairy and meat goats, sheep, breeding and meat rabbits,
other production livestock and other community club projects.
Other animals raised on the farm
include Icelandic sheep and there are around 15 animals that are
sheared annually. The wool is then used to make dryer balls, felted
sheep soap, nesting balls and wool ornaments. Raw wool is also sold
to end users.
The milk from the dairy goat
herd is used to make goat milk soap, lotion, butter (a thicker
lotion), bath bombs and everything for kids that is soap related
including finger puppets, ducks, unicorns, dinosaurs, sea life and
many other items. Jill had skin allergies over 35 years ago and
always used goat milk soap so it was natural that goat milk products
were added when the dairy goat herd was started.
Recently the family has added
maple syrup to the farm line-up. It is available in 3.5 sampler, half pint, pint,
quart and half gallon maple syrup containers. Maple cream, a spreadable product, is also offered, as well as maple walnut and
pecan ice cream toppings.
In addition the farm includes
Muscovy ducks, chickens, a horse and livestock guard dogs.
Please see the About Us page for more on their beloved Great
Pyrenees dogs and puppies.
Please enjoy your visit to our
website and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to
Viva Villa Farm
Mike, Zeb and Geo Swartley
637 Mattes Rd.
Friendsville, PA 18818
Phone: Cell or Text 607-237-6053