Hi! We are Kristin & Justin. And welcome to MrAnimal Farm! We are the goat wranglers, chicken whispers, food preservers and green-ish thumb gardeners behind all the content here.
A Little About Us & Our Farm
You may be wondering what the heck is a "MrAnimal"? It is a silly word that we came up with while looking for our homestead.
We would go out driving looking at land and houses and since it was a lot of backroads and country we would see a lot of different animals. One day, we decided to call them "MrAnimal's". This led to us deciding that when we found our own place we wanted it to be MrAnimal Farm, and well, here it is 🙂
We got started over a decade ago with a small garden and a few chickens. And, over the years that quickly escalated to adding in Nigerian Dwarf goats, breeding chickens and preserving our own food.
Our goal when we started our homestead was to save money even while living the way we wanted - eating well and having lots of animals around. We have been fortunate enough to have our homestead activities not only pay for themselves, but also make a profit.
But, when we first got started, it was difficult to find easy to digest, but detailed information on all of the in's and out's.
We wanted to be able to share all of the knowledge that we have gathered on our homestead in an easy to digest fashion that was missing when we first got started. So, here we are, in hopes to pass along the knowledge that we have gained on our journey with others who also want to have a profitable homestead life.
What You'll Find Here on MrAnimal Farm
- Goat Kidding Information: looking to breed your goats? We have you covered. From how to pair your bucks and does, to how long your goats are pregnant to what to look for in signs your goat is ready to kid and everything in between.
- Chicken raising basics: a pletheora of information and guides on different chicken breeds, food chickens can eat and the supplies you need to raise them.
- Food preservation Tips: don't let any of your garden goodies go to waste again! We have a ton of different food preservation guides to make sure everything gets frozen, canned or otherwise saved before going bad.
- Email Newsletter: where we share a free guide to save up to $2500/yr homesteading and then a few emails per week on different homesteading topics like goats, chickens and gardening.
More and MrAnimal Farm & the Blog
The first thing you should do is decide why you are getting chickens and pick out the best chicken breeds that will suit what you are looking for.
Gardening can be a bit of trial and error. But, there are some fruits and vegetables that are a little more forgiving than others. Try out these easy veggies if you are just getting started.
You can also reach us directly by email or phone and we will get back to you just as soon as we can. Email is [email protected] and phone is 540-296-4720.
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