I’ve dreamed of having a farm like this for years. Growing up, my parents had nearly the same size property and I showed my horses, trained and gave riding lessons. Well, then I got married (nearly 18 years and 3 boys later) and my husband and I lived in town most of that time. 2 years ago, the dream began to come true when we moved out here to Ankeny Hill from Albany after my parents sold their home in Oregon City to move here and retire.
We are still working on building what I have brewing in my mind that I want this place to be. My goal is to turn it into a small equestrian facility. Horses are my passion. Boarding, riding lessons and a large trail course that goes around the property where people can come and practice as if on an actual trail ride (though a bit smaller scale) are some ideas that I would like to see come to life.
As of right now, I am homeschooling, working from home, enjoying our chickens and farm fresh eggs (which we will have available to purchase by the end of this summer), two horses and a dairy goat for fresh raw milk! I have always wanted to homestead, and this is close enough! I gradually want to get to where we are mostly self sustainable. I’m not expecting to go off grid, nor do I want to, but it would be nice to feel that if we had to, we could pretty much live off of what we produce here on the farm.
I will be posting our progress, so I hope you will follow along on our journey. Please contact me if you are interested in riding lessons, farm fresh eggs, fresh goat milk, grass fed beef or any other questions!