A down-to-earth mentality along with a pinch of vision and a good dollop of passion are the driving force behind Joachim’s pursuit of tradition-conscious craftsmanship on the organic farm. His cows, calves, goats, ducks, donkeys and cats are dear to his heart, as is their well-being. He is always happy to let young aspiring farmers lend a hand.
The farm dates back to the 12th century and has been managed by the Aschbacher family for four generations: self-sufficient in energy, with its own wood chip and photovoltaic system and a small hydroelectric power station. The wood chips are sourced from the farm’s own forest. On the farm, 35 cows and young animals live in a loose housing – animal-friendly, with plenty of run and pasture. The young cattle spend the summer on the farm’s own mountain pasture in Zösenberg (part of Lappach).