HOST: C S Wurzberger, Conservation Girl
GUEST: Megan Ritterpusch, Spotted Meadow Farm
Megan Ritterpusch from Spotted Meadows Farm shares the story of moving from suburbia Pennsylvania to a small, fixer upper farm in rural, northwestern Wisconsin in 2002. The family enjoys the adventure of having a small farm, raising and showing ducks, goats, and horses. Today’s conversation focuses on the joy they receive by raising Welsh Harlequin Ducks.
Megan is one part of a family that is exploring the adventure of having a small farm, raising and showing ducks, goats, and horses. She and her husband grew up in suburbia in Pennsylvania and moved to a small, fixer upper farm in rural, northwestern Wisconsin in 2002. They started with old line Foundation Appaloosas and Muscovy ducks, and then began researching goats and ducks a couple years ago to expand the farm. They added Welsh Harlequin ducks, Australian Spotted ducks, and Myotonic goats last year, and are planning on adding Cayuga ducks this year. They show ducks and goats through 4-H (Megan in open class at the county fair!) and also show at Myotonic Goat Registry shows and open poultry shows. They run this small farm as a family, raising their two children to love and care for these animals as they do. They love the direction our farm has gone in the last 2 years and are excited about where it is headed!