It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something on this blog. We’ve made it through Christmas, and are approaching the new year. I’ve been meaning to resurrect this blog for a while, and this seems as good a time as any.
A lot has happened since my last post. We moved the farm from Kentucky to northeast Illinois last spring. We are now operating under the name Equus Oaks Farms. We were living on and farming a place until conflicting expectations between us and the landowner caused that situation to dissolve.
We are currently living in town, and the horses are at a relative’s farm just outside of town. We did pretty good making hay this past summer and feel we should have enough to keep the horses fed without having to buy any. We still have the chickens, and we were able to expand the laying flock to over 60 hens this year. We have also added a few meat rabbits to the mix.
The goals moving into this next year include expanding capacity for raising feed for the chickens, rabbits and horses. What are your sustainability goals for the coming year? What projects do you have planned? What have you been putting off that you can start with the new year?