Badger Creek Farm

Did you know that my partner Mike and I run and operate Badger Creek Farm in Marquette, Michigan? Much of the profits from my jewelry business are re-invested into the farm.  This is something that is very important to Mike and I and we feel very grateful to follow our passions.

Since April of 2011 we starting raising animals.  Mike built an incubator and we got fertilized chicken eggs from a friend and then hatched the eggs, resulting in a bunch of chickens.  We are currently supplying ourselves with plenty of eggs and have a few extra at this point.

In September of 2011 we started raising goats.  Mike has been milking 3 of them since then and has started a dairy share program.  He has also started making artisan goat cheeses in a large variety. The goats are a ton of fun and we totally enjoy having them.  If you are interested in owning a share in the herd, take a look at the farms facebook page for more information.  Mike is currently servicing 8 families with our herd of goats.

We now have 8 ducks and two of them lay two HUGE duck eggs daily.  The ducks are really fun and I enjoy bringing them a bath of warm water every morning.  Today we are going to expand their shelter a bit and go outside and enjoy the warm weather.

We will be ordering seeds soon and thinking about planting some seedlings indoors.  We really want to get a greenhouse soon and we think the future holds some pig rearing as well.

Since starting the farm, we have gathered up a lot of equipment, but we could still use a few things.  If you are in the Marquette, Michigan area please consider offering some of your unwanted building/gardening supplies.

Badger Creek Farm is looking for supplies as donations or for second-hand purchase.
1. Earthway Precision Garden Seeder
2. Parts for a Drip Line Irrigation System
3. Frost-less Hydrant
4. All types of fencing and fence posts
5. Wheelbarrow
6. Metal Roofing, Building Supplies
7. Small portable structures
8. Greenhouse Parts or Complete Greenhouses

Please contact mhainstock@gmail.com with any offers of these supplies.  Thank you!

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