Farming in a forested valley meant trees were cut and milled, land was cleared, pastured created, and fencing erected.
We added some farm partners who helped us clear and fence another 3 acres. My original farm partner left and we turned in the farm into a cooperative management structure, often having 10 or more folks working with us (milkers, chore-doers, drivers, etc.). Imani Farm, at it’s peak in 2013 housed 2 dairy cows, 200+ laying hens, 9 meat goats, and broiler chickens, all grown organically, soy-free, and on pasture. In addition we have multiple small orchards as well as annual vegetable production.