In 2013 we changed churches. At this new church I met a young man named John Robinson. Three month later we started dating, in December 2014 he asked me to marry him, and in May 2015 we married. He's the love of my life and so thankful that he is my husband. Needless to say though my focus for the farm when out the window. And we shut the business part of it down. We kept all the animals but they weren't in major production.
Now I've been married two years and I've been working here on the farm for my mother and grandmother for a little over a year and we're ready to get this farm back to life.
We have ordered baby chicks and are getting out chickens back in major production. We will sell our eggs and butcher chickens for our own meat consumption. We also got a baby goose to raise with our chicks. It will be our guard goose.
I'm slowly working on getting the rabbits back in production. My rabbit barn was basically dismantled after I got married so it needs a lot of work and I need to revamp my breeding stock. We will be selling bunnies again as soon as we can.
We have the biggest garden we've had in a long time and its absolutely beautiful! We will put up for ourselves and then if we have much left we will sell it.
Now for some things we want to do: We want to get our goats in production. We have two females right now and we will eventually get a male, start breeding and milking the girls.
We want to get a greenhouse built and running by fall so we can have it this winter.
We have been working on building a canning kitchen and hope to have it finished soon.
We want to build a free standing shelter for the horses away from the barn area.
We are considering getting pigs but still debating.
We are also considering doing our classes again but it will take a while to get there.
And something else we are considering is a "grand reopening" and have a big event here at the farm. Right now it's a dream. We have a lot to do and consider before that becomes reality.
We also want to have a presence on YouTube and hope to have that going in the next 6 months.
So that's what's going on with the farm and a small peak into my life. I'm gonna try and do blog posts way more often....stuff about my life, homesteading, homemaking, and so much more! Stay tuned!
Hi I'm Ashleigh Robinson. I'm 25 and I'm married to my wonderful husband John. I love to garden, take care of animals, hike, camp, bike, read, hunt, fish, and so much more! Mom started me young "homesteading" and its just a way of life for me now. I love God and I'm not afraid to show it!