My name is Caitlin Miller. I am the Owner of Cait's Coop. We are a small, all natural farm located in Smithsburg, Maryland. We are NPIP 51-560. My husband and I have owned our property since 2012. Homesteading and living reasonably sustainably, have always been something we've felt strongly about. We are striving to be "beyond Organic" as Joel Salatin of Polyface farm would say! I am a firm believer in putting in what you want to get out, not only your life but your land. Along with raising animals, gardening, canning, and butchering are year round tasks here!
My goal is to inspire. If I can do it, you can do it! There is something so fufilling and meaningful about this life style. There are no rules, it is what you make it into. I think thats amazing! A lot of the things we are doing I learned along the way. Joel Salatin was my first inspiration. I thought wow... I think I can do that. Then when Justin Rhodes went on the "Great American Farm Tour" that was it. I wanted it all! I think the best way to learn is from others who are doing the thing you want to do. Listen to the mistakes they made and what they have learned.
Each year our small farm grows a little more. I started out with a few chickens and one beautifully built coop, selling hatching eggs and a few chicks. Now even tho we have scaled up and offer so much more I have held on to the name because I am still the small business taking time to personally answer any question you have.
Its safe to say that we now have a little bit of everything on our farm. When people visit I always say, "the more you look the more you see". We breed and sell a variety of poultry including silkies and Cream Crested Leg Bars. We raise Bourbon Red Turkeys. They are a beautiful large, hearty, heritage breed. We have Coturnix Quail which are very easy to raise and great for eating! KuneKune pigs are the main event here! They are a docile heritage breed perfect for even a small homestead. We also have several dairy goats we use for our soaps and to clear rock walls.They were bottle raised and extremely sweet! Honey bees are another fun thing here on our farm.
We have several large gardens. Each year we grow everything from tomatoes to potatoes. Some areas are for our perennials like asparagus and horseradish. Several herb and berry patches can be found around our property. Lavender is something we look forward to every year. Our small orchard provides delicious fresh fruits for pies and jellies! Beautiful flower gardens not only have provide us with fresh cut flowers, but feed our bees as well. Dahlias are the main star of our cut flowers and we will be offering tubulars as well!
If your in the area stop by for a visit!
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