Mr. Perky & I purchased a small farm (7.7. acres) in Central Virginia and got out of debt in 2015. Our goal is to develop a self-sustaining lifestyle as much as possible; taking it one step at a time.
What I do here is simply share our journey, teach vintage skills and living a new life on a farmstead. We would love it if your joined our Perky Gramma Teaches community on Facebook.
Our first adventure has been raising chickens and selling farm eggs. Our girls and Dudley the rooster are free ranged Red Sex-Link chickens who are fed a non-gmo, soy free feed. Soy-free eggs are tough to come by.
These eggs are huge & brown. Extra-large or jumbo eggs from very happy & friendly chickens. When you visit the farm, you may want to stock up on the eggs, since you are able to store your eggs with coconut oil which will help store your eggs last for months! Actually right now, I go ahead and prepare the eggs with organic unrefined coconut oil on egg day at the farm. Currently we are offering a carton of eggs of mixed sizes for $4 a dozen (price for 2016).
Also currently available are some of the best blueberries I have ever tasted. These blueberries are from Gold Hill Blueberry Farm, a wonderful PYO in Unionville, VA.
During the off season we offer 2 pints (for $7) & 8 pints (for $25) containers of frozen blueberries, while supplies last. You need to taste the berries to discover how sweet and juicy they are. Grown free of any chemicals & herbicides.
If you are local to Orange County, VA & already have chickens and would like to start using a non-gmo, soy-free feed; we will be making trips to Sunrise Farms in Stuarts Draft, VA and are willing at this time to buy extra feed for your chickens. You will need to pay ahead and pick up from our farm.
Non-Gmo, Soy-Free Layer Feed 50# bag $18.00 (this includes a $1.50 surcharge for our tax & transportation costs).
There is a lot of information, how to's and tips here on the blog itself. Simply things on living the simpler life. Take time and read through various posts on the right. I also share the items, tools & foods that I use and like with you. For example here is a post on my 5 Fabulous Favorite Kitchen Tools.
Also, just to be honest with you, a blogger doesn't really earn any income from blogging. I do earn a little money from sharing affiliate links, I get a small percentage from any of your purchases through my links like Perky Gramma Teaches on Amazon at no extra cost to you. Your support means a lot to me & helps me continue to share the doings on the farm.
Again, welcome to the farm and I look forward to getting to know you further.
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