So 4 years ago my wife and I decided to make a change. We wanted to move to a small hobby farm where we could grow our veggies, and feed and grow our own meat. She also wanted farm fresh eggs, and a dairy goat. In the beginning a resisted the whole notion of goats. The idea of milking twice a day didn’t appeal to me. Instead we started with laying hens and sheep. We had a small garden with tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, and sweet potatoes. So that was the start of something new.
Throughout the last 4 years we have learned a ton of stuff. I say stuff because you cant begin to imagine the wide variety of information that your brain processes on a farm. We learned that sheep were not for us even though we loved a freezer full of lamb. We learned that a large garden was not for us. We are in an area that has an awesome produce auction, so it is easy to get local veggies for a great price. Oh, and my wife did get that dairy goat she always wanted. In fact we now I have 4 girls and 2 boys. They have quickly become the center piece of our little farm. We also now raise a lot of chickens. I mean a lot. During the summer months it is not unusual for us to have well over 400 chickens. We have a customer that buys all of our broilers, most of our eggs, and some quail too.
Write a blog they said…..so here we are. I resisted this idea for a long time because I felt like I wasn’t an expert. I felt like I wouldn’t have enough worthwhile knowledge to share with anyone. However, recently I have been asked by so many people for advice that I thought it might be time. Understand that I am no expert. I still fail all the time. However, out of my failures have come some really cool successes. I have managed to raise chickens, pull kid goats, process all sorts of livestock for the freezer, build things, fix things, and even grow food for my family. I assure you that 4 years ago I didn’t know how to do most of those things. I went online, found blogs, watch you tube videos, and met others in my situation to learn how to do things. I discovered I can do most anything I want or need to do.
My commitment is to blog at least once a week as long as at least 1 person wants to read it. I will share ideas, plans, and products I have used to make my life easier. I will also share the blogs and vlogs of others that have helped me over the last 4 years. I have created a website as well that I will keep as up to date a possible. Wish me luck, but most of enjoy. If you have any suggestions or advice please SHARE!!!