—A LIBRARY OF— LIVESTOCK HERITAGEA private foundation works to preserve rare ruminant breeds

By Greg Cima

The Swiss Village Farm operates out of the nearly 100-year-old buildings built for the farm's first owner, Arthur Curtiss James. Foundation staff say that James had the buildings modeled after ones he had seen in Switzerland and Italy and that he opened a working dairy on the property, complete with lederhosen-wearing employees who walked Guernsey cattle over the arched stone bridge to the milking parlor.(Photo by Greg Cima)

Santa Cruz sheep (Courtesy of the Swiss Village Farm Foundation)