We sit high above a small valley in southeastern Minnesota leading into the Zumbro River. Our animals graze our pastures every spring, summer, and fall, then munch on hay during the winter. The llamas Chachi, Zipper, and Tucker guard our flock from coyotes. Our chickens provide us with eggs. Our beef cattle come to us as young calves, drinking only milk. Then in a few months they’re able to ‘graduate’ to grass. During the winter, in addition to the main diet of hay, we feed our steers a small amount of corn for energy and growth. 

CURRENT SITUATION: BEEF FOR SALE NOW! We are selling beef in 25 pound packages. Let us know with an email to

BOOKS: Our farm has been featured in Catherine’s two memoirs: Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn, Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet, as well as her novel for 8-12 year-olds, Barn Boot Blues.

For more information on her books, please see www.catherinefriend.com, or visit her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/authorcatherinefriend.

Thanks so much for your interest in our farm!

Melissa Peteler and Catherine Friend
Zumbrota, Minnesota

 


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