The land that Timberwyck Farm now occupies once belonged to the Mortgrage family of Castine. A small family cemetery plot still stands as a reminder that we are only borrowing our land. Their homestead encompassed much more land than our humble 4-acre parcel along State Route 166, otherwise known as the Shore Road. But we are blessed to have access to land, two outbuildings and a house that has been well-maintained for a number of years.
Beginning our farm in 2007, the various features have ebbed and flowed, much like the waters of Penobscot Bay about a half mile from the back of our pastures. While we began with only a handful of dwarf Nigerian dairy goats, we have since tried our hands at sheep, swine, duck, turkey, chickens, geese, and even the occasional guinea hen. Now, in 2016, we are focused on breeding and raising heritage pigs, sheep, chickens and ducks. Turkeys make an appearance in the Spring only to become a celebratory dinner at harvest time in the Fall.
Emma and Colin have also begun a family of their own here. Jane and Silas were both born in different parts of the Timberwyck house, in 2010 and 2013 respectively. A third child is on the way.