Farm Name: The Island of Misfit Toys
Year Farm Established: 2012
Location: Madelia, MN
Years I’ve been farming: 3 years
Animals I raise: Currently we just have 18 chickens and 2 guineas. But the list is every growing.
Crops I grow: We have a large personal garden where we grow everything from wild asparagus to tomatoes, carrots and peppers to pumpkins, gourds and watermelon. And everything in between.
Hobbies I enjoy: I am a free lance artist and is attend MSU for a BFA. So I try to get my hands into anything artistic from ceramics to painting and photography. Hobby farming is actually a really new thing for us(both being city folk originally). But I couldn't imagine life without it now.
Also Fishing, hiking, hunting, kayaking... well basically anything thing with the outdoors or nature involved.
The proudest moment on my farm: When we started free ranging the chickens and I woke up to Emerald the rooster on our front porch crowing away with the rest of the flock foraging in the yard.Just than I knew this was the life for me!
Pets: Three dogs, Honey and Nala and Wednesday(our roommates dog). Our indoor cat Heathen, and our outdoor cat Chess. The Gecko named Gecko and a 75 gallon fresh water fish tank with Houdini the clawed frog.
Farm Motto: At the Island of Misfit Toys everyone has a place, a job even if it is just to scare the FedEx guy away. :-)