What We Raise
Because our farm is only 26 acres, we have to choose carefully what crops and livestock we’ll raise in our limited space. In particular, we want our livestock to be from practical, multipurpose, heritage breeds that are suitable for small, diversified, homestead-type farms.
To that end, we’ve chosen to raise Icelandic sheep, Guinea hogs, and Orpington chickens, both for our own use and to provide breeding stock for others who want to get started in farming with animals that can be raised on modest-sized acreage.
We’re working on putting in a garden and a small orchard, where we hope to raise heritage and open-pollinated varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts. We also harvest and use wild plants that we find growing naturally on our property.