Hello and welcome to Little Arrows Farm! I’m happy you’ve stopped by. We decided to start this little blog to share what’s new on the homestead, what we’re learning, our livestock, food we are growing and producing, plans and progress on the old farmhouse remodel, raising our six kids on the farm and to simply document for ourselves this little dream that has finally come true!
We’d love for you to join us!
Why “Little Arrows?”
“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” Psalm 127: 4-5
Our children are one of the main reasons we wanted to farm! To get them into nature, learn new life skills together (many of these skills are no longer passed down from generation to generation! We have to learn them together!), and of course be able to provide wholesome, healthy and real food for our whole family.
Several weeks ago we moved to a 10 acre hobby farm. It needs work, but we are willing and excited to recreate it. We have about 4 acres of woods, 5 acres of pasture, and plenty of space for gardens, chickens, honeybees and fruit trees. We love the diversity of woods and pasture and think it’s just enough to get us started.
The transition from our cramped housing development to this 10 acre piece of country has been refreshing! The views, the sky, the space to stretch out a little…the freedom! It’s all still so new to us and there will be much more to explore when the spring arrives.
We have really hit the ground running! Less than a week after moving we purchased a mini flock of sheep. Now we are busy planning a new farmhouse kitchen and Ryan has some interior projects on his agenda like jacking up and leveling the kitchen floor, as well as a never-ending list for the barn, pastures and animals. We are also about to add a heifer to our farm, making our flock a “flerd!” Should be fun. 😉 But for now it’s time to get back to work. 🙂