Welcome to the Farm! Virtually at least. We're a little farm located in Williamston, MI. Just moved out here from Colorado. Kate and I have always wanted a farm and out in Colorado, given the limited water and cost of land, we knew we needed to move back to her home state, The Mitten. After searching for a house and going through a whole bunch of drama, we had some unexpected good fortune. We came upon this property in Williamston and bought it sight-unseen. Yup, you read that right— we bought a 30 acre farm without setting eyes on the property. In full transparency, we did have Kate's mom and our realtor go through it first before we bought it.
The house is pretty much the perfect house for us. A 100 year-old rambling farm house, a wrap-around porch, a full Michigan basement, 3 outbuildings and absolutely beautiful pasture and woods. To say we're lucky would be an understatement. Lest you think we don't need the room, we did have an entourage that came with us in the way of 3 dogs, 1 sheep, 1 goat and 2 horses. Since being here [about 2 months now], we've accumulated a few more creatures: 3 heritage turkeys, 17 chickens and 14 ducklings. Coming in the next week are also 5 pigs and 2 more goats. Life is busy to say the least.
Kate and I both work full time jobs, so the goal for the farm is to sustain itself and be able to provide local area restaurants and residents with a high quality set of products that are cared for on a micro level. We are not striving for quantity, it's all about quality of life for the animal and quality of the end product. We plan on having a variety of eggs (duck, chicken and quail), heritage turkeys, free range pork as well as pastured lamb and goat. That's the initial plan at least, but obviously we're still getting the infrastructure set up, so it'll probably be beginning early next year (2014). We do expect to have chicken eggs and duck eggs this year, as well as turkeys this fall. If you're interested, please contact us for availability and prices.
We couldn't be more happy with where we are and the life we have. We're proud of what we're doing and would love to share that with anyone who's interested.We welcome anyone to the farm to see a tour of what we're doing and enjoy a cocktail on our porch anytime you want. We juts ask that you give us a heads up before you head out.
You'll continue to see updates from Kate and me over time, so keep checking back to check in our latest project.