We’ve just finished the first major overhaul of the Antiquity Oaks website in about seven years! In addition to an entirely new look and updating all the information, we realized it was time to separate my farm blog from the official farm website. I started the blog in 2006 as my personal farm diary. Initially it was simply my musings on day-to-day life on the farm, and I’d add a recipe every now and then. I’d even give away a few bars of my goat milk soap to the winner of a contest to guess a baby goat’s due date or weight. When my first book was published in 2011, I decided to spin off a new blog where I’d put all my DIY articles and information posts about gardening or raising goats and other livestock.
Now that Antiquity Oaks has become a business that grows food for others, as well as educates others about farming and sustainable living, I realized that we really need a blog that will keep people up to date on those activities. Many of my original blog readers live all over the country and even the world, and they don’t care about what we’re selling at the farmer’s market. And even if they think it’s interesting that we’re having an open farm day, they’re too far away to attend. On the flip side, people who are simply interested in buying kale may not want to hear about the latest goat birth or our latest building project. So, I’ve created an entirely new blog right here on the Antiquity Oaks website. My personal blog about life on the farm will continue to exist, as well as my Thrifty Homesteader blog, but whenever you want to know specifically about farm products or events, this is the place to look!
About Deborah Niemann-Boehle
Deborah and her husband and three children moved to Antiquity Oaks in 2002. Since the children have grown up and moved away, she devotes all of her time to running the farm and teaching others about sustainable living and farming. She is the author of Homegrown and Handmade (2011), Ecothrifty (2012), and Raising Goats Naturally (2013).