Wild Mill Farm is a leap of faith into the unknown. It is the intentional nurturing of a life closer to nature. It’s a move away from the lights and noise of the city and into the vast quiet of the country.
My name is Sarah and I’ll be sharing my passion for nature and animals and chronicle my husband’s attempts of turning this hobby farm into something more, all while trying to capture the wonder of childhood through the eyes of our two boys.
For over a year, Joel and I would sit down and talk about how we wanted to live our lives and what we wanted it to look like. After a few years in the suburbs, we felt like we were being moved along in life by outside forces. We wanted to take control of where we were headed and how we spent our days. We wanted to build something of our own. We sought to live intentionally and this farm was our first step.
Wild Mill Farm is located just outside Hastings, MN.
This is our alpha hen, Henrietta. When we brought home our first rooster a year later she dominated him. At first I was disappointed in the rooster, but then I felt a bit of pride for my strong, though rather angry, “Henny”.
This is J. He is reflective, highly sensory, a hard worker, and loves to be outside. When he was barely old enough to walk he would announce, “I Go Ou-tide!” He smells just about everything, whether a new food or a dried worm from the driveway.
This is L. He loves to wrestle and is usually dirty. He pulls his socks and shoes off at any opportunity, but particularly in the car. He also loves snuggles and you’ll often see him raising his arms to me, announcing “carry me!”
These are our boys. They are imaginative, playful, full of humor, and the best of pals. They love to adventure, play hockey and soccer together, do chores and ‘work’, and more than anything ride their power wheels around to be just like Daddy.