We have a small homestead farm here in Orlando growing citrus and veggies, plus we raise our “Happy Chickens”! We call them happy because they are just the loveliest ladies, who just look quaint scratching around in our field. We also have a beautiful horse, two dairy goats, a sometimes crazy goat, and our pets. We feel we have a slice of heaven in the middle of Orlando.
Our chickens are free range and healthy. They help us manage pest by ranging around our property eating bugs. They also eat veggie kitchen scraps and occasionally spoiled veggies from the Co-op.
We practice organic, using fertilizer our farm produces, horse & chickens manure and compost.
We do not use synthetic pesticides and herbicides at our farm. The horse and goat mow the grass down, and then we’ll hand pull weeds they leave behind.
To manage insect pests we use Diatomaceous Earth where needed, but our bug hungry chickens do most of the work for us.
Water for the veggies and animals comes from our well and rainwater catchment.