Kelsi has been farming since 2015. She decided farming was the life for her after a decade of teaching middle school. No, it was NOT the kids that caused her to switch gears! She’s always loved the outdoors and years inside were not fulfilling to her. She’s building her dream job while apprenticing with Leah of Grazy Days Family Farm.
Eldest Daughter Eirian
Eirian enjoys “supervising”, preferably from inside the house. She’s in charge of anything artistic or creative and is a great help to the business.
Assistant Farmer Abby
Abby enjoys helping on the farm. She especially enjoys caring for baby animals and by driving vehicles. She’s not sure she wants to be a farmer when she is older but is enjoying testing out multiple interests on and off the farm.
Farm Dog Hammi
Hammi joined us in June of 2016 as a two year old. We believe he’s a Newfoundland/ Black Lab mix. He enjoys the wide open spaces and doing chores, but has been known to catch poultry and lick them beyond the point of comfort, so he is currently in training to become less “helpful” around the birds.
Kelsi, Eirian and Abby spent quite a few years in Columbia, Maryland where they lived a typical suburban life. Around 2010/11, Kelsi started feeling ill with unexplained pains and memory issues. Fatigue set in and by 2012 she was having a hard time keeping up with 125 middle schoolers each day! One of her stress-relievers was to dream of a quiet farm with animals where she could spend her days outside. Illness forced her to give up teaching and eventually she met Leah of Grazy Days Family Farm, who had a house to rent and was willing to teach Kelsi about farming. The girls were excited for a change of pace and a new environment, as well as a switch to homeschooling. While life is not exactly the idyllic farm scene they all pictured in their heads, living in the country has definitely helped all of them learn and grow over the years.