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Wood Craft Ridge from McKinney, TX
Wood Craft Ridge

Farm Name: Wood Craft Ridge

Year Farm Established: 2009

Location: Suburb of Dallas. We actually don't own a farm - YET! Our dream is to have acreage, enough to have a nice, comfortable home and adequate space for a couple of horses, a small herd of cattle, chickens, goats; oh, and a few outdoor farm cats (according to my son). And a garden big enough to grow enough to can enough - you get the picture. Speaking of pictures - the Farm Photo is not of my farm. I found this picture on the internet and could definitely picture myself and my family living here. This is a picture of Schoolhouse Farms located in the Finger lakes of New York State (not TX)., TX

Years I’ve been farming: 6 years

Crops I grow: Backyard garden measures 6 ft. by 12 ft. plus several other garden patches. Tomatoes, green beans, yellow squash, Idaho and sweet potatoes, tomatillas, green peppers, carrots, onions, cucumbers, beets, basil, oregano, thyme, chamomile, parsley, chives...I'm sure there's something I'm missing.

Hobbies I enjoy: Gardening (duh!), reading, cooking, photography, camping, fishing, cake decorating, many crafts including mosaics, fused and stained glass, paper crafts, crochet, wood burning, polymer clay, beading, scrapbooking...

The proudest moment on my farm: The proudest moment will be when we actually find the perfect farm for us and make the move!

Pets: One dog, Sierra and three guinea pigs, Gilligan, Mikey and Elmer.

Farm Motto: "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."

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  i was just like you and wanted a farm to raise my children on....So we moved from Youngstown, Ohio back to my hometown Meadville, Pa. We lived here about a year and I got the opportunity to buy a house with 18 acres...That was last November and now we have goats, ducks, dogs, chickens are on their way next week, along with piglets and a cow....So keep looking and you will find what you are looking for! Good luck!

Come visit me, Harmony Acres Farm.

08/27/2010 08:55.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Love the fence
Do you grow your herbs in a raised bed? We have hardly any shade around our place. Is there something we can grow that can take full sun?


Come visit me, The Homestead.

08/13/2009 07:21.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Link to Schoolhouse Farms
Myra, here is the link to Schoolhouse Farms. It's actually a blog. I enjoyed reading through all the information in the blog, great pictures too. Definitely a farm to dream about.
Anna, the wishful farmer

Come visit me, Wood Craft Ridge.

07/08/2009 06:36.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Good luck
You will find the perfect farm ;) We lived in a boring subdivision in Round Rock, TX and was on realtor.com daily. I was getting bummed after a while- but then it happened one day about a year ago. A property came up, we dropped everything and went to see it, and put in an offer. Apparently we got there just in time. The closing was a mess since Fannie Mae was failing- but we got the property. Now- we have 12 Suri alpacas (ag exempt and fabulous fiber), 2 livestock guardian dogs, 4 barn cats, 19 chickens, 12 guinea fowl + our subdivision pets and a silly cat ;) It's hard to believe how much has changed within a year- but it happens! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear updates.

Come visit me, Wisteria Suri Ranch.

07/06/2009 08:09.47 AM Report This Comment  
Dreams are what keep us going...at least I know mine does. I think it's great when people have a clear picture of what they want...if only making it a reality were as easy. I have much the same dream and I'm still working on it but it is very much a live in my heart and mind. Come check my dream out and best of luck on making yours come true...I'll keep checking back on you to see your progress.

Come visit me, My Wyoming Home, Santa Sara Ranch, WyoCowgirl's Santa Sara Ranch & Santa Sara Ranch (Coming Soon).

07/06/2009 03:46.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello there
Welcome to hobby farms. You have a wonderful farm there and want to wish you luck with it.

Come visit me, our country farm.

07/05/2009 12:06.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Dreams can come true!
Wishing you all the success in pursuing your dream. If you look at some of the real estate listed in the Hobby Farm magazine--there are some real beauties for a bargain. This is also the time to watch for well below market pricing on real estate now owned by banks and they are offloading them cheap. You may want to call a bank in an area that is of interest to you and ask what real estate they are selling. You might be surprised what they are selling it for.

Come visit me, Dornan Farm.

07/05/2009 05:25.17 AM Report This Comment  
  ..."I have a dream...."
Great words spoken.... I like your dream farm; with a picket fence, too! It'll happen one day! I'd been waiting 20 years for mine and finally got it this year!!! I'm so thankful, with only one regret; that I wish I had the energy I had from 20 years ago!!! haha.

Come visit me, RailRidge.

07/04/2009 02:03.37 PM Report This Comment  
Pursue your dream. We were able to inherit my husband's homestead and I ready enjoy my garden and canning. It's very satisfying to eat what you have grown yourself.

Come visit me, Whitehill Farm.

07/04/2009 09:56.25 AM Report This Comment  
  great picture
would you mind sharing the link? I think you may have found my ideal home as well!
Thanks- myra

Come visit me, Wishing Well Farm.

07/04/2009 02:43.32 AM Report This Comment  


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