This military brat and high maintenance city girl started the farming adventure in 2011 when our oldest was one. With a growing family we decided to make changes to our diet and provide healthy food without paying supermarket prices for organic. With a batch of six Barred Rock chicks, hatched from a classroom science project, and a small raised garden bed, we were off. We soon found that we enjoyed a healthier, more self-sufficient lifestyle, and before we knew it our small house in the city became our little urban farm. We had multiple raised beds, along with a mix of chickens and ducks.
As our family grew, we began to look for a place where we could farm and continue with our desire to be more self-sufficient. After a year of searching, we found a home sitting on 9 acres of land. The only problem is the fact that we are on the side of a mountain. It was far from our ideal "farmland."
We have spent the past five years building a farm from nothing. Through trial, error, and success, we now live on a working "mountain" farm.