When It’s Hard & a Little Less Glamorous

I thought winter would be difficult, and it was. Getting up in sub zero temperatures to break water in feed buckets was not a job made for the weak. Not giving up is also hard. Peppers successfully had her babies! YAY! And we sold them DOUBLE YAY! Learning to milk…… Ok that’s a nightmare. Her…

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…

The Music Room

Jimmy no longer needs a designated home office. We moved him out of the 8’x8′ room at the front of the house. It’s a clever little room that was originally built to be a Dr.’s office (according to the original blueprint). As the story goes, he actually saw patients out of the home. I don’t…

A paint job that was worth the wait.

Notice the random plaster blotch above the mantle, the lines on the ceiling marked by an old track lighting system, and the random squares of cardboard covering holes. Lakeshore Hill Cottage was in dire need of a makeover. Just two short months after moving into our new home, my daughter pointed out that it was…

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….