We hope to sell our 53-acre farm to a person or family who enjoys growing their own food with the garden, animals, orchard, and bees that are here. In our retirement, we've only grown food for ourselves (while selling excess meat and eggs), enjoying life, and learning lots of new things. However, the farm could be used to create income through farm sales, the local farmers' market, or even CSA's. We have enjoyed raising rare breeds of heirloom animals and so have Dutch Belted cows, Narragansett turkeys, and Dorking chickens. The large vegetable garden, orchard, and bees also contribute to the dinner table and to our enjoyment. Fayette county has lost much of its habitat for other species; we have created wetlands & grasslands within the 40 acres behind the meadow. This acreage also contains the main hayfield.
We hope that the new owners will want to use the machinery and equipment that is here, and we would delight in teaching what we've been learning over the last couple of decades. This little farm is fairly self-sufficient with its excellent compost for the garden, equipment to make hay as well as the apple cider press, and chicken plucker! However, we realize that new owners may take this little farm in different directions depending on their interests.
The farm is located on a road that has quite a few non-farm houses as well as small farms. We're very grateful to the neighbor farmers who have helped us learn how to handle a cow's difficult birth or the intricacies of making hay. We feel we have the freedom to do as we please with the advantage of having good neighbors.
We're just beginning this journey of selling the farm in the autumn of 2021. It is our goal to hve it affordable for the new owners. We would like to continue living in this one-bedroom farmhouse, but would not require income from the farm.
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