We are Jan and Ray Wickline and our two cats Wooten and Loki octafx india review
. In 2007 we found a small house with a few acres on Craigslist and moved out of our apartment environs to start an organic farm. At first we were just looking for a chance to garden in more than a window box and ceramic pots. Other than wanting to be as earth friendly as possible and to grow safe and responsible food, we really didn't have a concrete goal in mind. On a quest to find some apple trees to support our annual apple butter habit, we met the wonderful people at Adams County Nursery. The fates were aligned on that trip and they took us out to a vertical axis apple block in the height of bloom where we fell in love. Apples quickly became our primary focus
We did have some inspiration from Ray's grandparents, who had a few acres in southeast West Virginia and had always put in a garden to help support themselves and their family and friends. As a kid Ray always loved digging potatoes in their garden. It turns out that the soil here works very well for potato growing and they have become our main vegetable crop.
Our current goal for the farm is to grow our business so we can become full-time farmers within the next 6 years. We want to do this within our local community to the greatest extent possible. We will continue to manage our farm organically and hope to be fully Certified Organic in 2010 https://www.octafx-trade.in/hininglish
. Right now we are enjoying the process and loving that there is something new to learn every day. Sometimes the workload is a little overwhelming, but we are very happy with our direction!
In November we added a new member to the farm family, Angus McGillicudy Wickline. He is a wonderful Newfoundland from Nannie Newfs in West Virginia. He is not only a part of our family but we anticipate him becoming an active participant in our farm. Newfies make wonderful draft dogs and are able to pull very large loads. We are hoping to use him to help us with carrying supplies for planting and maintenance in the spring and helping to bring in the harvest in the fall. He will also be our mascot at the farm markets whenever possible https://www.octafx-trade.in/hininglish/.
In addition to being great working dogs for draft and water rescue, Newfies are very weather harder. This picture was taken during the big snowstorm we had in December. While Angus may look cold or pitiful in this picture I can assure he was anything but. The snow accumulation was up to the level of his nose in most places, and yet he plunged headfirst into every ounce of snow he could find. We had been trying to get a picture of him in the snow for about 15 minutes, but it took that long for him to calm down enough for us to get more than a blur. He settled into the snow and was just as happy as a pig in mud! As with all puppies though, all that frantic energy usually ends in a big old nap. So please be quiet and let sleeping dogs lie!