We're starting a little late in life - (we both turn 50 this year), but better late than never. My husband's family has farmed this ground for many years, and we plan to continue that, but we'd like to add a little twist -- instead of traditional grain farming, we'd like to add enough produce and meat that we can feed ourselves, with maybe a little extra to market.
I have been growing, using, and selling herbs for the past 12 years and I plan to continue that business. I love to grow the plants and learn to use them in many ways. I have been making soaps, salves, and other herbal skin products. I also like to make up dip mixes using herbs and this summer I marketed many jellies and jams that also included herbs. It's been a fun road to travel!
|Here is the view of the house from the top of the barn taken Oct. 2009 while they were working on the barn.|