Thursday, August 2, 2012

Meet the farmers at M2A Farm

When did you move to your farm?

My husband Ron and I moved here with my mother Lydia in early spring 2003. When Mom saw this place, she said if she could spend one night here, she could die happy. She lived here two and a half years and enjoyed every minute, even learning how to drive a golf cart and watching in awe as our first alpaca was born.

What was the first thing you did, garden or livestock, and why?

We began with livestock because the county reassessed us as "residential" from "agriculture". We have them to thank for our name, M2A Farm. They said, "You're not a farm." So, we got alpacas and told them, "Am TOO a farm!" There are two of us and our last name begins with the letter "M".

What are you most looking forward to sharing on the farm crawl?

Meeting new people and sharing our experiences and our animals. We have some rather novel ideas - no cost/no maintenance nestboxes for our chickens and wall-to-wall "carpeting" in the alpaca barns. Sounds crazy, but it works.

What do visitors tend to enjoy the most on your farm?

Meeting our animals and having a good time.

What are your plans for the future?

We'd like to rearrange our lives so we can spend more time enjoying our farm. I'm learning to spin and exploring new outlets for our wonderful alpaca fiber.

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