We traded in suburban life for an opportunity to raise foods that we can feel good about. Jessica is the primary farmer with the day-to-day tasks, however on top of a full-time career, Jim is the builder and much of the labor behind these endeavors.
We balance our life with our two youngest homeschooling on the homestead and have three adult kids making their way in the world. We are proud to have made this transition but surely some think we are crazy.
At Blue Barnyard, we are a family who left suburban life and jumped into building and owning a small farm. Here we raise registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, Heritage Breeds of Poultry and American Guinea Hogs. Raising our own pesticide-free vegetables and humanely treated poultry and pigs have helped us shift from being consumers to producers of our own foods!
Our theory is that you should be able to feel good about what you are eating. Knowing that we are able to provide a good environment for our animals through their life cycle is a big part of that. Jessica and Jim jumped right into the farming adventure by purchasing quality breeding goats, chickens, pigs and ducks.
Jessica has put a lot of work and effort into the registered dairy goat aspect of our farm. She takes pride in working with quality breeders to improve the milking genetics and provide customers with a quality selection of offspring. Blue Barnyard is proud to be a clean herd that has tested free of diseases. We offer 3 quality bucks for breeding and presently have 6 breeding does.
We have a recipe section for understanding cut lists, recipes and suggestions for great tasting farm fresh meals. Check out our various sections of this site to learn a bit more and share in the adventure! It is a constantly changing and growing site.
This is our private home. We do not have a store. We are not open to the public for tours and just showing up is not advised.
If you want to learn about this lifestyle, have specific questions or need advice, the best way to do so is by emailing Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org