We currently have the following products available. We continue to expand the Farmstead to include other products we think you would enjoy and embody the composition of an historic Farmstead. For 2022 and beyond, we are looking to find new additions….I’m thinking miniature goats….
We grow a variety of vegetables and greens during the growing season. We do not use any chemicals, fertilizers or inorganic supplements. We are still trying to refine our green thumbs, but have done pretty well so far for city-raided folk. The hornworms and squash bugs keep our eyesight sharp and the weeds keep the dexterity in our hands.
Call us or email us if you are interested in our produce or canned vegetables.
These boys and girls have a different purpose on the farm, but we treat them with the respect and care they deserve. They end up staying with us for about 8-10 weeks. They too enjoy the pasture during their life, which is modeled after a college student: eat, drink, sleep and poop. Like college, all good things must come to end, except these birds generously exist to feed us. We remain appreciative of their purpose and treat them with the respect they deserve. We process the birds at the farm. While it is not on most people’s bucket list, it is a profound and rewarding experience to understand our food system Call or email us if you are interested in our poultry.
We bought two feeder pigs from a local farm. These brothers were a hoot. They kept each other busy more than us, but were a welcome addition (the smell wasn’t so welcome). The first day we got them, they got loose and took us a few hours to round them up. One of the pigs went for a swim in our pond. Fortunately, I got it on video.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our girls are well kept! Our layers are free-rangers so they can enjoy the farm, then sleep well in their chicken tractor at night. Our promise is to them is we will treat them right if they continue to make nitrogen deposits back into the soil to sustain its productivity naturally. Their promise to us is to make us laugh and lay a reasonable number of eggs. Being free range we have lost some of the girls to predators. These girls are like pets to us because they are always hanging around the house. As yes, we’ve even had a few in the house when they were sick or injured. WE ARE CHICKEN PEOPLE!!
Call or email us if you are interested in some eggs.
We purchased our first colony in May of 2021. We didn’t harvest any honey in the first year, but they thrived (survived the winter). Hoping to harvest honey and comb this fall. They are fascinating creatures and have plenty to eat with the wildflowers and cut flowers we planted.
At an auction in Nebraska, we purchased Ewes and each ewe had a lamb. I still don’t have my fence up so a friend is tending to my sheep. All 4 now ewes were settled by his ram and threw 5 lambs. We sold the males and are sheep family is now up to 6. Here are pictures of us tagging #1 and #2.
These sheep are mostly Katahdin hair sheep so they don’t need to be sheered….we have too much work to do already!!
We planted mostly cosmos, zinnias and sunflowers the first year. We harvested the seeds and much to our surprise….it worked!!! For years, we thought seeds came from stores 🙂