Life at Hope Farm is rather simple. Our small farm is located in the tiny village of Hope, MN. The farm is over a 100 years old and was once a thriving Dairy Farm.
Over the years, bits and pieces were sold off until it was whittled down to the small farm that it is today.
The center point of the farm is "Red" the big dairy barn. Lovingly restored, with a new roof and great care, it still has the original cow stanchions inside, along with two horse stalls. The lower half of Red serves as equipment storage, a space for some horses to get out of the elements, and gives me two stalls, in case a horse is in need.
The upper part of the barn is being converted into an entertainment area/meeting room. A place were people coming to Hope Farm can gather, fellowship and relax or play games.
Horses at Hope Farm, are free to go in and out of the loafing shed to get out of the elements. Horses do best when they are left in their natural environment, free to graze and roam about under the night sky. Makes for a healthier mind and body.
Our laying hens roam the property freely during the day. They are usually inquisitive of visitors, so don't be alarmed if they come up to you..they are just checking to see if you have food. A container of cracked corn is usually somewhere about if you have a little one that would like to feed the chickens.
Let us know if you would like farm fresh eggs, free to program attendee's and family. Donations are appreciated but not necessary. Availability based on our chickens cooperation.
I breed Standard Poodles as well. At times I will have an area set aside for puppies to be out in the summer months. If you have a child that would like to play with them, please let a volunteer know, and we'll try to make time for that to happen. Socialization of puppies is very important.
No outside dogs are allowed at Hope Farm, unless they are certified service dogs.