Party Ponies and Friends is a family owned and operated fully functional farm in Palmer Alaska with a family farm Palmer Nebraska too.
Our Family Farm has been in our family for 3 generations over 80 yrs. The current descendants running the farm have over 50 yrs of live stock experience.
Our Palmer Nebraska family operates under the name WWBison Ranch and raises Buffalo as it's primary live stock, as well as Barbados Black Belly Sheep and Kiko Goats.
Amanda Taylor and her mother and her children operate in Palmer Alaska. Brian Taylor offers additional help and is a life time Alaskan born and raised right here. Amanda was born in ranching community not far from the Family Ranch in Wyoming. She has lived in Alaska participating in Mat Su Valley farming and livestock activities since whe was 7 yrs old. Her Family still owns and operates a family farm in Palmer Nebraska.
The Taylor Family has dedicated thier lives with many sacrifices to establish a fully functional farm in Alaska open to the public. They have land secured and are working hard to develope road access to this land to allow them to run summer camps that will continue to support thier community work. This camp opportunity will fund the many free programs that the Taylor Farm would continue to support.
Amanda was born in Wyoming not far from her grandparents Ranch in Upton Wyoming. Originally a Clyde by birth.
She comes from a long line of both farmers and Ranchers. Her mothers side of her family still owns the Family Farm in Palmer Nebraska. Unfortunately the Ranch in Wyoming did not survive the push of mainstream corporate America and was not able to remain a family ranch. It was bought out by the banks in the late 1990's.
After her parents separation Amanda was raised most of her life in Alaska. Having been removed from her familiar farming and ranching community Amanda had a natural bend towards the Mat-Su Valley for her entire childhood and early adult life.
Amanda left the ranching and farming life to pursue a carrier in International Marketing and World Economics. Attending on scholarships school in England, France and Denmark. Upon returning to the United States and starting a family Amanda became heavily involved in education and psychology and worked with Special Education with the Anchorage School District.
You can take the girl out of the country but not the country out of the girl. Amanda found herself right back at her roots and has done a wonderful job learning to do what her family has always done, to raise quality livestock.