Hello World and Welcome to Two Sparrows Farm!
While winter is still kickin’ in the lovely Mitten State, we are hoping for an early spring and working hard planning for Season 1 of the farm! Life on the farm in winter (especially February) can prove trying – every day begins by building a fire in our ancient wood stove to heat the first floor of our old farmhouse, and unfreezing the well so we can have running water in the house. By the time we break the ice off the animals’ water and feed them their morning hay, our fire is starting to warm and the coffee is almost finished brewing.
Our goal is always to winter the least amount of animals as possible since the cold can prove to long, expensive, and difficult for both us and the animals. Right now, we only have 3 steers and 5 sheep on the farm – very few living things compared to when spring rolls around! Between 2 and 4 of our ewes are bred and we really looking forward to the birth of our lambs this Spring! Unfortunately, these little guys won’t be raised for meat but they provide lots of entertainment and “lawn mowing services” for the farm. Our baby chicks are arriving shortly, and we are hoping to acquire some started pullets in order to provide eggs to our customers even sooner! There’s much more to come so here’s a few things you can do to keep in touch with us…
Also, make sure to check out the About page for a little background on who we are and where we are coming from. For a glimpse into the future, check out our Farm Products pages! In 2013 we will be offering farm-fresh/free-range eggs from our heritage chickens, pastured broiler chickens and grass-fed beef. Some other things that may be in the works include pasture-raised pork and heritage turkeys – we are open to customer interests and feedback so please drop us a line!
All Good Things, Dan and Whitney (Two Sparrows Farm)