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May 24, 2018

As some of you may know, we started selling eggs at the farmers markets this year. Our flock is not huge, so we sell out very fast.*no so fun fact - Illinois imports 65% of the eggs we consume. SIXTY FIVE PERCENT* Along with the very delicious, deep yellow and orange y...

April 5, 2018

Hello Everyone!

We are now accepting deposits on our hog shares. The dates have been set and the appointments are made (see online store for full details). Our hogs are commonly called Homestead Hogs because they are multi use animals (and you know how much we love to u...

April 5, 2018

AHOY !!!!!

I know its been the longest while since a blog post. The farm got very busy (which is amazing) and I just didn't keep up like I should have. 

We ended 2017 wonderfully and 2018 is shaping up to be a wonderful year already. We have some new and exciting opportu...

April 24, 2017

 Wait, what just happened? 

We changed our name to throw everyone off the trail of really good food...HA!

We changed our name for a few key reasons. While there are too many to list out I think the following three just about sum things up in a nice blog sized bite.

W...

February 18, 2017

You can find any number of videos out in the world about how its done, most of which are WAY better than anything I could put together so I wont bore you with the step by step instructions. Becky of Becky's homestead channel really does a great job. If you are interest...

February 10, 2017

This year we will offering pig shares. For those of you new to the concept what I am basically saying is, give me money and I will give mass amounts of pork around August.


We chose to raise and breed the American Guinea Hog. This heritage breed was once a staple of the...

January 17, 2017

Livestock management is one of the most fun and frustrating parts of being a farmer. While we do our best to enforce our will on the animals, I think Jeff Goldblum put in best "Life finds a way."

During the summer we saw an electric fence failure that didnt get prioriti...

January 17, 2017

Rain Rain Go AWAY

So far this winter has been a weather roller coaster. This week has brought freezing rain and plain Jane rain with temps getting all the way up to the mid 50s this weekend! If you are glancing around for a calendar and a map let me assure you it is,  i...

December 9, 2016

Winter is Coming...

As winter approaches we find ourselves winding down and taking stock of our incredible first year. We want to thank everyone who supported us with a special Thanks to my Mother In Law (Tim's mom). She has been the third parent to our children, a baby...

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