How We Bought a Farm in Our Early Twenties

Hi Friends! Today I want to share with you the story of how Chris and I were able to buy our little farm in our early twenties. People are often surprised that we live here and own this property. One time someone came over and asked where my parents were. Another time someone came by…

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Homesteading in the North | The Perks of Living through the Cold

Hi Friends, lately I have been hearing a number of people mention how they couldn't handle living in the North or having such a short growing season. Being a transplant to NY in the winter of 2014, all the way from sunny and warm Southern California, I bring this perspective from my experiences living in…

Anniversary of the Sunshine Farm! | A Look Back at the Past Two Years

Today is the two year anniversary of when we first moved to the Sunshine Farm. Of course, two years ago it wasn't the Sunshine Farm, it was simply a cute cape cod style home on 12.5 acres, but it held so many dreams!   It's funny and crazy to look back at the past two…

A Look Inside Our Colorful Egg Basket | Chicken Breeds & the Eggs They Lay

Today I'm going to share about the chicken breeds we have at the farm and the colored eggs they lay. People ask me all the time about the fact that we have blue and green eggs, so I though this would be a fun topic to write about. I also recorded a VLOG on the…

Adding Barn Cats to the Farm | An Adorable Method to Pest Control

We are almost two years into living on our little farm and we are learning new things every day. Recently, we learned all about our pest problem... mice and rats in the barn. They dig under and into the barn, going after any little food scrap they can find, which makes it really difficult when…

Our First Garden on the Farm | Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned

Hi Friends! I know it has been a long while since my last post, sometimes when there is just so much going on, it is hard to know what to share next. Today I'm going to share our experiences growing, harvesting, eating, and storing the food from our first real garden at the Sunshine Farm.…

Finding and Buying the Farm | Our Story and Tips for Success

The Story of Purchasing our Dream Property Hi Everyone! I'm excited to share this blog post with you. This post details the story of finding the place we now call the Sunshine Farm. At the end I also include tips for searching for and buying a farm property. Would love to hear your thoughts! On…