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Small Beginnings Farm from Grand Forks, ND
Small Beginnings Farm

Farm Name: Small Beginnings Farm

Year Farm Established: 2010

Years I’ve been farming: 3 years

Animals I raise: Miniature Horses, Chickens, Rabbit, Ducks and hopefully Goats soon.

Crops I grow: Large home garden.

Hobbies I enjoy: Gardening, travel, watching kids sports, reading, music...

Pets: Dog, barn cats, fish

Farm Motto: Why have just one?


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I pretty well started the same way! Now I have a greenhouse, milk goats, fresh eggs, and much more! It keeps us busy along with the kids' activities, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Come visit me, HillFamilyFarm.

04/29/2010 10:22.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Our Farms Beginings
We moved into a home with 5 acres in 2006. My husband grew up on a farm and I grew up in a small city and had no experience past having a dog for a pet.

Our first year here we cleared a large plot for a garden (about 25x100). We were swimming in our harvest! The following year we bought some chicks at the fair along with a couple bunnies. A little more the next year and the next staying with the dogs, cats, chickens and bunnies.

This spring we decided to take a leap into more. We went from the six or so chicks we bought each year to eighteen future hens, thirty or so Cornish, four ducks, and two miniature horses. I also dug up a 10x10 garden plot for grapes, asparagus, blueberries, and a few more raspberries and strawberries.

In a couple weeks we will be buying a couple goats and hopefully have one for milk. My husband also has dreams of a "mini" cow. Who knows what else we may add in the next couple years.

Our four year old boy is destined to be a hobby farmer. He loves it all from the hard work to horse snuggles. Then there is a sweeter than pie, just turning seven year old, little girl. Oh, what she wouldn't do for her animals! Last, but not least, we have a twelve year old boy. He's giving us a hard time in school, but an all around great kid. He is really starting to come into the hobby farm life. I love all three to pieces!

I am not a perfect gardener. I would much rather be in the pool or driving my kids to summer activities than pulling weeds. Not to mention the mosquitoes that carry you away! I start the majority of my plants from seeds. What we harvest is eaten, canned or frozen and shared.

Boy, have I learned a lot in the past few years! We are loving the life we have!

Come visit me, Small Beginnings Farm.

04/29/2010 07:12.33 AM Report This Comment  
  hello
welcome

Come visit me, Wishing Well Farm.

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