Who we are
We are a ten-acre, equine-powered, family-run polyculture farm located in Grundy County, Illinois, approximately 65 miles southwest of Chicago.
We see ourselves not just as a farm, but as a living system comprised of both the native and domestic, coexisting in balance throughout every season, so that nature is better served by our time here.
Our goals are simple. To live within limits, to appreciate what we have, to be good to the earth and all creatures, to provide food for others, and to be gentle farmers.
Meet the members of the Bray Grove Farm Family
Farmer, lover of animals, vegetables, soil, compost, hard work, and . . .
Artist, eager farm hand and skilled mucker, visually embracing it all
Brian's field teacher, Amish draft mule adoptee, affectionate flirt
Sweet little sister to Loretta, loves apple treats and writing poetry
Farm overseer, shelter adoptee, expert catch and release mouser
Former abandoned senior barn cat, aka Toshiro Mifune, gentle and wise.
Unsuccessful at being Penelope's best friend, which makes her look like the saddest cat in the world - or Abe Vigoda
Former abandoned barn cat, the friendliest, snuggliest, lil guy, always getting into mischief.
"Silver fox" might be the tiniest, but she's the toughest fighter of all the cats, and mice are no match to her.
Elliot, Wendy Waddles, Betty Jo, Windy Wiggles, Billie Jo
In addition to keeping the bug population down, they provide delicious eggs. Plus they're wacky and quacky and make us laugh.
In Fond Memory Of
Beloved rescue horse, cranky but lovable self-appointed leader, lover of the ladies
Handsome and diligent flock overseer, father to Katie Jo and Elliot
Distinguished by her white feathers, voted Ms Congeniality
Hatched from one of the flock's incubated eggs, dedicated sister to Elliot