Here at Bird House Farm, located on the historic property once owned by Dr. Jacob Bird who started Montgomery General, the first hospital in Montgomery County, MD, we are striving to preserve and farm a small 6 acre plot of land in the middle of the rapidly developing and bustling community of Olney/Sandy Spring, MD. We began with pigs, chickens and veggies and have transitioned to horses for now. Read more about us in "Our Story."
If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. Pearl Buck
The Horses have creeped in and have taken over while we support our daughter's interest in pony club and eventing. Mom loves helping to care for the ponies with an occasional ride here and there.
Rummy also has a rich history. He started on the racetrack in 2008 with 32 starts before he joined the world of eventing. He is already teaching us more than we could have imagined. He has a heart of gold. I'm not sure he will put us in the ribbons but I know Maddie will certainly learn trying to get there.
Gloucester Old Spots
Old Spots are the best! They enjoy back scratches, romping around the field and all the table scraps my kids leave behind. We have farrowed three litters of pigs. We sold breeding stock, as well as pork to local restaurants and community members. Currently, pigs are on hold, while the horses take front and center.
Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Meet Abby and Arlo. Abby was my daughter's first 4-H gig and Arlo is her wether companion. Currently, they keep my daughter's pony company. Maybe one day we will enjoy some fresh goat milk.
Our male, Ranger at 4 mos. He knows his job and keeps predators at bay with the help of our female, Merry. Merry has had two litters of 11 puppies. No litters planned for the future.
The sheep that came with the place, Brook and Ilona...yes it is Ilona, not Iona. They are wonderful lawn ornaments that think they should be sleeping on the porch instead of in the barn. After some research, we believe one to be a Bluefaced Leicester and the other a Romney.
The birds! Sweet lightning! Fresh eggs have been one of the best additions to our lives since the move. I’m almost as excited about them as my coffee in the morning. Our babies should be laying in May and we will have enough to sell to Sweat shop members!