About the farm
After relocating from LaGrange County to the Indy area for a new job, Kody final was able to purchase a small farm. Growing up in LaGrange County around a few family members farm, Kody had a passion for farming and dairy. Kody started farming, two of his great Aunts farms and some small patches or corn, soybeans, and hay in LaGrange and Steuben counties, until going to college when he cut back on the farming to focus on schooling. He always wanted to get back into farming and in 2019 he was finally about to purchase his first farm and house.
Now Kody produces hay, sheep, pumpkins, eggs, and continually looking for ways to make the farm more productive and sustainable for the future. The farm has been a working in progress. The house was built some time around 1899’s and the current barn was also built around 1901.
The barn is home to may different animals including kittens, a growing flock of sheep, a gaggle or geese, and a few hens that fly the to hatch out a few chicks. The silo (tall brown structure) which was one back in the day used for storing corn silage and haylage (cattle feed) has been converted into a chicken coop. These old structure were once abundant throughout the Midwest to sure as feed storage, but due to changing techniques in feed storage on the farm and not every farm having livestock now serve as what some people call the tombstone of the livestock industry. The silo on this farm is unique because of this brown or clay tile block which is rare, so instead of being a useless structure it has been converted into a chicken coop with a large chicken run adjoining it.