My husband and I purchased our farm in 1996. We build a house and moved here 3 years later. We have since been able to purchase additional land and we now have about 500 acres. We run 180 head of beef cows and retain ownership of the calves when we send them to a feedlot in Nebraska. We have about 40 nanny goats that are used for brush and weed control and we sell the kids in the fall. We also have 7 horses that we train and ride in a variety of activities from showing to endurance riding. Our 2 girls have been in 4-H showing horses and cattle. Both were on the State 4-h horse judging team. V, the oldest, started college at Virginia Tech in 2012. E will graduate high school in 2015. I work part time as a small animal vet in addition to the work I do here on the farm.