Saturday, December 31, 2011

Getting serious at the farm

We now have a name for this place full of goats, chickens, turkeys, a donkey, a sheep, dogs, cats, children, and adults: Evewood Lane Farm. Not only that but we have registered for a general partnership in an attempt to make this farming lifestyle into a business.

Eve-wood Lane is apparently the name of our driveway.  It's not our mailing address and nobody has a mailbox on it but the GPS recognizes it as a road.  Kind of quirky.

Some goals for the farm for 2012:
Sell Eggs (need customers and need the chickens to lay lots of eggs again)
Raise chickens for meat
Raise Turkeys for meat (haven't had a problem finding customers).
Get the garden going again - fix the fence, go through seeds and order more, plant, harvest!
Start milking goats again after they freshen (maybe by February)
Make cheese
Finish 3rd Goat pasture and shed

We will be attempting to track all of our expenses and earnings.  I don't expect to break even by any means, but hopefully the eggs, milk, chickens and vegetables will cut down on some of our own grocery costs.

So I can't wait to see what this year brings.  Happy 2012 everyone - we hope to see you at the farm.