Spring is coming! Okay so it might not FEEL like it, but things on the farm are already getting busy. We have already had our calfs of the year born. All 6 are happy and healthy. They were born the end of January. We were hauling the not-so-little newborns to the barn in blankets. 4 of us, one on each corner of the blanket carrying these 100+ calfs before they could walk, still sticky with afterbirth through the mud to the barn. It is not a memory that me or my girls will forget. So that was our spring kick off in January. February is planting time. Yes, we planted in January too, but February its time to get serious. Hundreds of seeds get buried in six packs, to emerge a few days later.Then comes the painstaking process of plant water replant water repot water. until one day, months from now, they can go to their permanent home outside or in the hoop house. Then perhaps, months after that, they will be ready for harvest and preservation. The whole process starts now. While the fire is still blazing in the kitchen, and the coffee pot stays on until noon.
Welcome to myshire farm! And welcome to our never-ending quest toward sustainability and self sufficiency! This adventure started in 2010 when the crazy idea of farm life was made real by the purchase of 30 acres in Miamisburg, Ohio. After lots of building, renovating and repurposing we are now starting to get the homestead we had on paper into our backyard. Coming from a suburban background we are starting from scratch with our farming skills, but with the help of local farmers and lots of youtube, we are slowly adding the self sufficiency skills that have been lost over the generations.Our goal here on the farm is to become self sustaining and teach others how to raise and grow some of Gods greatest gifts.