Mosby's Secret Valley Farm is moving to a new location in Amherst, Virginia, along Route 60. Our old rental location is being transferred into a trust and we are switching to a farm we can own by ourselves. However, with property prices as they are in Northern Virginia, our chosen farm is substantially farther south than where we began. We will be about half an hour East of Lexington, Virginia, on 81 South, and very close to 29 South, so we'll still be within easy access for those who wish to brave the drive. As a wonderful sidenote, our new location no longer sits across a creek with a tiny bridge, down a dirt road off a dirt road, as we had been used to. Now we will live on a private road that connects directly to Route 60, a paved, well-traveled road that is maintained even through winter storms. No more worries about the creek rising and washing out our driveway!
The new farm has 26 acres but has not been used for farming since the 1960's. We love the location, the house and the forest, but there's much to do to make it ready for use.
Please bear with us as this will be a difficult, intricate move; in addition to a household, we have to move livestock, berry bushes and farming equipment! The livestock need fences and water sources in the new location before they can be moved, and the chimneys need inspection and repair before we can start using our woodstoves this winter.
We will try to maintain contact and availability as best we can in the coming months, but it may be some time before we re-establish normal farm cycles sufficiently to offer our products at local markets and such.
Farmer Shannon runs MSSF and keeps horses, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, pigs, dogs and cats, while living gluten-free & spinning/weaving for a hobby in the SCA.