Encouragement through Elderberries

Getting rid of the goats was a necessary albeit discouraging change for us on our little urban farm. I mean are you even a farm without goats? Chickens are basically a backyard pet. Yesterday the girls and I were able to pick our elderberries for the first time. We realized we were harvesting a little…

Chicago’s Market for a Farm Vet

There is a market for a Farm vet in the city of Chicago. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. I know it’s true because Lakeshore Hill Farm is apart of this market. Just this past week I’ve been contacted by two Chicago farms that need a goat vet. Sadly my answer wasn’t “Yes, I have…

Restoring our Micro Forest

I hope these are before pictures of something amazing! I tried to take pictures that showed the scope of how awesome but yet expansive, especially for an urban environment.  Lakeshore Hill Farm sits on  1/3rd of an acre and nearly all of it is covered with invasive species.  This will be our third growing season….

The Hypoallergenic Rabbit

After our 5 day foray into the abyss of the Angora rabbit, I can truly say without a shadow of a doubt that the Mini Rex rabbit is truly hypoallergenic.  Our Mini Rex, Foxie, has been with us 2.5 years.  Except for the initial sore throat as we altered her feed & gave her different…

The flu Slowed me down to EXPLORE

I have a new obsession.   A week with the flu gave me ample time to explore youtube.  Randomly,  I came across Kirsten Dirksen with faircompanies.com.  Her channel has over 914,000 subscribers.  She takes her family really around the world and explores people’s ideal homes or shelters.  The documentaries are fabulous quality and topics discussed are simple…