In 2016 we are started our journey in chestnuts by planting 9 grafted chestnut trees on the rolling hills of Moltke Township in Presque Isle county. In 2017 we planted 442 more. This year, we plan to add 123 to our growing orchard.
Yes, as our farm name says, we are home to a team of oxen. Felix and Mac are our resident oxen who are 3 year old Brown Swiss. We use the team to harvest select cut timber from our 100 acres of northern hardwood.
Starting this chestnut dream as an experiment we are the farthest North and East of any chestnut orchard in Michigan.
Welcome to our chestnut farm! We plan to keep this section updated with all we do in the orchard through out the year. Our hope is that those who are interested in our orchard or starting one of their own can see what establishment and growth of chestnuts involves.