Raising baby chicks is a wonderful experience.  Here at 1840 Farm, we have counted ourselves lucky enough to enjoy the process twice.  Each time, we were captivated by the sight of the tiny birds in our brooder.  We couldn’t help gathering in our barn to watch the little, fluffy birdsRead More →

As a mother and a farmer, I spend a great part of my day feeding my family and the animals that call 1840 Farm home.  Six people representing three generations of my family live here at 1840 Farm.  We all tend to the daily needs of our three Nigerian DwarfRead More →

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 beenRead More →

If you have been following 1840 Farm, then you are  well aware of how much I enjoy sharing my family’s experience with my readers.  A few weeks ago, I was given the amazing opportunity to share my story with Your Chickens Magazine from the United Kingdom.  Days later, I learnedRead More →

I have read a lot of great posts about gardening with free ranging chickens.  Our chickens don’t roam our gardens as free ranging isn’t an option for our farm.  We live too close to a busy state highway and a neighborhood that would prefer that our hens stay within theRead More →

1840 Farm was selected to be Farmmade.com’s Featured Farmer this week.  As part of the process, I completed a Q&A.  Yesterday, the answers were shared with the Farmmade Community on Facebook.  In case you missed it… Farmmade.com’s Featured Farmer this week is Jennifer Burcke of 1840 Farm! Jennifer and herRead More →