This post is long overdue. Truth be told, I have considered Iron Oak Farm to be a friend of 1840 Farm for years. I first came to know Jennifer Sartell in the fall of 2010. She was merely a name behind an Email address back then. We had both been selected to be among a new batch of contributors to the Community Chickens blog. More than two years have passed and I am happy to say that I have learned so much about her and from her during that time.
I have learned that we share much more in common than our first name. We both love the daily life on our farms. We both keep chickens, goats, and rabbits and love sharing the experience with our readers on our blogs. We are also passionate about gardening and enjoy learning more about heirloom varieties.Jennifer and her husband Zach are also both talented artists. The Iron Oak Farm Etsy shop is full of Zach’s fantastic hand forged steel items and Jennifer’s original photography, artwork, handmade goat’s milk soaps, and fiber produced by their goats and rabbits.
Our shared love of heirloom vegetables led me to ask Jennifer to join me in bringing The 1840 Farm Heirloom Seed Collection to life. I was thrilled when she agreed to participate. I was awestruck when I saw the amazing artwork she produced. I am so proud to have such beautiful artwork to accompany the seeds in our collection. I know that you will be just as impressed with her talent as I introduce you to each variety in the collection and each piece of art that she so lovingly created.
I follow Iron Oak Farm’s blog and Facebook page to make sure that I don’t miss out on their fantastic handmade products or the adorable animals that call their farm home. From Oliver the dog to Ichabod and newborn Harriette in their goat herd, there seems to always be a photo in my newsfeed that makes my day.
I hope that you will take a moment to visit Iron Oak Farm, and follow their blog and page. As you can see, you won’t want to miss the photos of all of the adorable goat kids that have been born at Iron Oak Farm over the last few weeks!