Edler Acres is a small family farm of 20 acres in Ontario, NY. Jerry and I (Ellen) have been married over 31 years and have 3 daughters and 2 grandsons. When we bought this house in 2013, the intention was to bring our 2 horses to the pastures and be able to care for them everyday since we have been boarding them at other farms for many years. Our daughter used to show the horses when she was a teenager and now they are just pets. I promised them that someday we would buy a farm and I would sit and read to them while they grazed around me in the pasture. Jerry says “it all started with a horse”.
As the years have gone on, we have added chickens, miniature donkeys, Nigerian dwarf goats, Boer and Kiko goats, Dorper/Katahdin sheep along with Bandit and Bella who are Great Pyrenees, livestock guardian dogs. Today we have 24 doe’s, 3 buck’s and 2 whether goats which are our breeding stock, 13 ewes, 2 rams and a whether sheep, along with 60 chickens. Last year we put up two hoop houses to grow and sell our cut flowers and vegetables along with a small farm stand. We are also approved for home processing of gluten and nut free baked goods and jams. We hope some day to be able to retire from our jobs as essential workers and work full time on the farm.