Yes, yes, ye. It has been a while since we have done an update. We have been very busy since buying a farm. I would say I will go into more deation on some of these topics and builds, but, who has the time!
We are now at 115ish animals on the farm. Yes, that is roughly 100 new animals since March 2016. We may be around 150+ by spring 2017. We have had our first births on the farm. Seven American Guinea Hogs and two goats (only one lived). The AGH piglets are for sale if you are interested in your own grass fed pork, and we can partner with a family member who also has AGH if you are interested in an unrelated breeding pair.
We have planted hundreds of trees and bushes.
We have literally put in miles of fencing, and hand hammered hundreds of fence posts.
- 8,615 ft of woven, chain link, & welded wire fence
- 10,575 ft of electric fence
- 630 hand hammered six-ft T posts
- 3.6 MILES of hand installed fencing.
And this is only enclosing 8.75 acres of the 32 acre property. We still have a bunch to do.
We have two new livestock guardian dogs (LGD). Freyja and Sigyn. They will be training with Jack. Total dogs 5
7 new piglets
1 new goat kid “Bucky”. He will be a breeder.
1 new breeding male goat The Todd
4 new barn cats to keep mice away
“Boots” refused to have his picture taken for posting.
8 new sheep, although some are just visiting.
We have added on a sunroom/greenhouse to protect some plants, start plants and seeds early this spring, and house any bottle babies that may need some help when it is cold outside.
400+ bales of hay put up, and still more to come
Still to come or works in progress
- 10,000 gallon creek/pond through the orchard with koi, waterfalls, and bridge
- Sugar shack for maple, black walnut, and sassafras syrups
- Campground with a variety of style cabins and primitive campsites
- Major barn addition with blacksmithing area
- Spring house
- Solar power
- Wind power
- Water power
- Hoop house over garden
Whispering Woods Haunted Halloween Hike Fall 2017 along with hog roast, and party. 2nd weekend in October.