I am the owner and full time farmer of our beautiful 300 acre farm here in Boring, Maryland. I grew up here and have taken over our Angus Beef farm from my dad, (who at 93 years of age) is still working full time at his other business.
I am blessed on many fronts, as my bovine are raised with the utmost care, in a non-stressed arena of large open pastures, and are happy and healthy, preferring to play, eat, and sleep on The Longmeadow's warm grasses.
Last year, I was given the opportunity to give a home to "Blue Belle" (Belle!) a just newly retired Baltimore City Mounted Unit police horse. She worked for the last 8 years (she's 13) and she started to become a bit stiff when ridden, and also she developed a-fib that couldn't be controlled, so they decided to retire her.
She really is the most docile, love you've ever met. I can't tell you how blessed we are to have her! We named our new horse barn after her, "Belle's Château".
Next we got "Prime Time" an Irish Sport horse (he was a jumper/hunter) that is just the sweet pickle of my eye. He is the cuddle bug of the century, and both get a lot of love, a sweet life here on the farm, and hacking out on our many trails together. Ironically, both horses are the same age, 13.
I am also a forum host on Food.com (for years), which is why I am known as "Andi of Longmeadow Farm" and this name has followed me professionally as well. I am so excited about meeting each one of you, and hope I can be of some help as well.
Thanks for taking the time to read this intro and have a fly-free day in your barn.