Until then here is a cute picture of a goat kid from earlier this year, his name is Goliath and he will be one of our future herdsires.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Our 75% Boer doe Phobe had twin goat kids yesterday morning. She had one small capped boer looking boy and one small full color girl who is the coolest red cool, a deep mahogany. Phobe is a first time mom so twins are great but we do prefer to have a single for a first time mom, she is taking care of them well so far though. I would have picture for everyone but the glass cover on my phone's camera got broken so i can't take pictures until i get it fixed.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Last year we rented 2 acres of land at two different locations to plant gardens. We had sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, snap peas, green beans, brussel sprouts, beets, onions, pie pumpkins, field pumpkins, squashes and cabbage. We are members of the local farmers market. Most think we are underpriced. Really for us it is more important that the community has a place to get affordable produce and eggs then it is to make a large profit. As long as the farm can sustain itself that is all we require.
Monday, May 11, 2015
You might be wondering what we do with all these animals? The goats are a dairy herd and get milked daily we are hoping to do herd shares with the goats as they are raised organically but right now we have no place they can come pick up milk and no place for an extra fridge to hold large amounts of milk. Goat kids are sold as pets or 4-h goats. The chickens and ducks lay eggs that we sell; they are organic, non-soy, non-gmo and cage free. There is a large need for farm eggs in our area and even with us selling 7 dozen eggs a week and some of our friends selling 22 dozen eggs a week there is still a 6 week wait or longer to get into the egg rotation which is why we have so many chicks because they will grow up and lay eggs hopefully easing some of the demand and allowing more people access to more nutritious eggs. The rabbits are used for meat rabbits or on occasion pets and 4-h rabbits. We are big fans of re-using things such as pallets, the tin off a old carport, snow fencing, safety fence, crating boards from steel shipments, even nails and screws.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
We would like to be a place where the community can come for free to spend some time on a working farm. We want to have school children come learn about animals and plants. We want foster kids to be able to learn that the world can be a wonderful place and new things can be fun and exciting. We want people of all ages to be able to come have moonlit picnics under the stars or come pick apples in the fall and berries in the spring for free. We want to take extra produce and eggs to Detroit and Flint and any other areas that need more access to low cost vegetables and nutritious eggs. We want to offer summer programs for urban youth to come stay on the farm for a few days or weeks so they can learn there is more than just life in a big city. We want to offer classes for butchery, soap making, milking, cheese making, herb growing as well as gardening and maintaining a healthy orchard. We have big dreams, ideas and hopes to make a difference in other people’s lives.