Starting a homestead
Ashley was born and raised on Long Island, NY, about an hour from New York City. It wasn’t until she moved to Colorado for graduate school that she started thinking about where our food comes from. Ashley met her husband in graduate school out west, and he introduced her to the world of agriculture! It wasn’t long before they decided they wanted to keep some animals of their own one day.
In March 2020, Ashley and her husband started their homestead in Vermont. During the first year, they kept laying hens, raised meat chickens and a couple of feeder pigs, and grew a large garden to become more self-sufficient.
In 2021, they expanded quite a bit and were able to add a Guernsey dairy cow to the list! Fresh dairy is something that Ashley is passionate about, and hopes to be able to sell milk and other dairy products from the farmstead in the near future. Ashley thinks it’s extremely important to share where food comes from before it gets to the grocery store, and she loves growing/raising delicious food to nourish her family and community.
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