The RAUBACH FARM
Set in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, the Raubach Farm is a serene intertwining of rolling pasture and wooded area featuring a mixture of evergreen trees, oaks (some well over 100 years old) and other foliage. The farm is 61 acres and includes three barns, two ponds, and a variety of animals.
The farm is in West Knoxville about a half mile from Melton Hill lake, one of East Tennessee’s most scenic waterways. The farm is less than 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee and about an hour from Smokey Mountain National Park providing ample opportunities for the guests and ourselves to explore the area outside the farm when a break from farm chores is warranted.
We have had, and still have, a variety of animals at the farm including pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, turkeys, guinea hens, horses, mini-horses, a cow, dogs, and cats. While there has been some commercial activity at the farm, such as selling fresh farm raised eggs, breeding and selling goats, and boarding horses, ultimately the purpose of the farm is to provide a safe and comfortable place for the animals to reside. A number of the animals, including most of the horses are rescues. We spend many hours a week working with the animals, especially those that came out of abusive environments in order to get them back to the point where they feel comfortable with human interaction.