About Humble Hills Farm

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Abigail Adams

Humble Hills Farm is an up-and-coming 4.7 acre homestead nestled in the Appalachian Plateaus of Pennsylvania.


Anna and a young hen named Scratch

My name is Anna, the owner of Humble Hills Farm. I live there with my boyfriend, Ryan, and our four cats, one dog, and eleven chickens. I started with the opening quote because it truly encompassed my drive behind starting this blog: learning. My blanket goal for life is to be a self-sustaining homesteader, and I have much to learn along the way. This blog will document my journey, and I welcome you to join me!


What is going on at Humble Hills Farm?

What’s happening now: What started it all was a singular beehive gifted to me upon graduation from graduate school. From there I acquired three hens and Rooster Cogburn, and I have since added seven more hens to the flock.

What is in the future for Humble Hills Farm? When we moved to our new farm in 2019 we left behind our garden so one of our first goals is to start a new larger garden. We were unable to plow this fall so currently we are working on building a greenhouse for seed starting.

Our property also has a moderate sized pond. The pond is in rough shape, but the end goal is to have a self-sustaining fish population. Further down the line I would like to start raising meat chickens and diary goats.

What are secondary interests? Since you can’t have a homestead without trying to do it all, I have a lot of other interests that I will talk about on the blog:

  • Food preservation (including canning and fermenting)
  • Baking
  • Wine making (there is a large elderberry plot on the land)
  • DIY projects (building structures, home goods, etc.)
  • Manufacturing, distribution, and sale of miscellaneous goods

As time passes, I’m sure I will become more organized and skilled in my presentation and photography. The internet world is welcome to join me. After all, knowledge is meant to be shared.

“There is no wealth like knowledge and no poverty like ignorance.”

Buddha

For any questions, feel free to reach me via email at humble_hills_farm@yahoo.com.

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