"Traveling in a purposeful manner, toward an unknown destination."
We don't exactly know where we are going, or what it will look like when we get there. Most of the time we lay out the grand plan, and things get in the way. We think that it makes sense to do this thing before that thing, and end up adding something else entirely different next, because the opportunity presented, or because something interfered with the things we had already considered.
Our little homestead/farm is definitely freeform design. We could also call it a flexible career path. We sell what we have that we can sell. We also sell a few products that we carry because they sell well. You may be sure that our inventory will change from month to month.
You can also be sure that all of our products and services are the best we can provide. They are often imperfect, because we live in imperfect circumstances. But they are good.
Our chickens may be no special breed, but they are cared for and kept healthy. They are fed as naturally as we possibly can feed them, and with as much non-commercial feed as possible. When we cannot free range them, we keep them in a coop with plenty of sunlight and fresh air.
Our rabbits are raised in cages. It is the only way we can raise rabbits at this time. They are sheltered from severe winds, but exposed to plenty of fresh air and sunlight. We feed them a range of foods, as naturally as we are able, with as little commercial feed as we can.
The other poultry and livestock we raise are similarly cared for. Even the snails that live in a large jar in the house, and eat aquatic plants that grow in their jar.
Our gardens don't have chemicals used on them. Who needs chemical fertilizer when you have rabbits? The only thing on our farm that we use chemicals on is the fire ants. Just no other way to stop the little buggers from killing baby animals.
I can't tell you what our plans are for growth, they are subject to change. I can't tell you where we are going. But I can promise I'll let you know when we get there.
We strive to maintain a family friendly site, but we do discuss farm topics which may be sensitive issues for some people. If you are not satisfied with the content of our site, you are not required to visit, and you may leave. Sorry, but there it is! If there is an issue you think we should know of, we welcome emails from our site visitors.
Items ship USPS. Light stuff ships Priority, heavy stuff ships First Class, or occasionally by slow boat when there is a significant savings there.
We strive to ship within a few days of receiving the order, but this is not always possible. When the skunk gets into the coop and we have a mess to clean up, we have to clean up the mess before we ship orders, and we won't ship the orders until we are sure that handling them won't leave skunk smell on them! Things happen. This is a sort of farm!
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We should have a functional phone number to list here soon.
Today I wandered up to the feed store, where I discovered they were out of rabbit feed. So I bought something else instead - something they call "Packer Pellets", which are an alfalfa and hay pellet, used for most livestock. It cost less than the rabbit feed. I'll give them BOSS and a little rolled oats to round out their meals, and some mixed hay. Plus the daily forage, of course, for as long as it lasts, though fall is here, and winter is trying to bully its way in, so that won't last much longer. We give this stuff to our chickens also, since we heard that some breeds of chickens just do better with more green food in their diet, and ours certainly have. We will pay attention to how they do on this, and write a bit about it when we know.
That is who we are. Coddiwomple Farm is a little research farm, only about half an acre right now. We test out theories, dispel myths, and compare methods. Then we write about it. We are a little bit intensive ag, very polyculture agriculture, and a lot permaculture, but not really anything that has its own name yet. There isn't an official name for "Coddiwomple Agriculture". Yet?
We have chickens, and quail, and guinea fowl, plus a thriving herd of rabbits. At least that is what we have right now. Tomorrow it might be more. We also have a garden that is not what we want yet, and hope we can get a greenhouse soon.
We try to go organic. But really it is very hard when you are on a tight budget. And our budget is always tight. Whatever we do, we have to do cheap. We are semi-retired, working part time here and there, selling the fruits of our own labors, and some other products that we carry just because we love them and they sell well.
Coddiwomple along with us. We will let you know where we are going when we get there.