Here is your opportunity to visit three working farms in Livingston County, all of which are about 35 to 45 minutes south of the intersection of I-80 and I-55. The 5th Annual Livingston County Farm Crawl will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, 2016. Check back often for updates or subscribe to get new posts by email!
What was the first thing you did, garden or livestock, and why?
The first thing we did is get some animals - a turkey, a pair of bantams, two rabbits from a fair in early spring. Then we ordered ducklings and goslings and brooded them in the basement. The garden came very shortly after that.
What are you most looking forward to sharing on the farm crawl?
I'm looking forward to showing people how homesteading is possible even on very small acreage. We only have 1.5 acres.
What do visitors tend to enjoy the most on your farm?
Visitors most enjoy the variety of animals here. And, especially, the peacock.
What are your plans for the future?
Our plans for the future are to sell extra goats and pigs. We're always trying to be as efficient as possible with garden space. Cram as much food into as little space as possible.