Elsie and James have raised chickens on their farm throughout their twenty years of marriage. When she was about eight years old, her family switched gears and she spent the rest of her childhood helping her dad in his wood working shop.
When she married James, Elsie returned to her farming roots and had to relearn them as well. In addition to raising Organic chickens, they also grow corn, soybeans and hay on their 190-acre farm.
They have four dogs and Penny is a bit of a homebody and doesn’t stray far from the house, so we didn’t get her photo. Lydia, Kemper and Sadie run and play through the fields, and help keep an eye on things.