Hi and welcome!

My name is Dustin and this page is about my family and our hobbies. We live on a quiet hobby farm in the country outside Minneapolis. I currently work in IS security for a large insurance company in the city. Being a country boy born and raised my home is my sanctuary. I love life out here!


We moved into our new country home in the summer of 2010 and have been busy ever since putting the land to work for us. We have a sizable orchard planted with many types of fruit trees and berries. We work on the landscaping all through the spring, summer, and fall. Needless to say we are all quite tan by the time the snow flies in the winter.

Our main obsession is our birds. After a few years off to get settled into a new job in a new area I have gotten the treatment that my poultryitis has been desperately needing. With over 20 years experience breeding exhibition poultry and another chunk of years keeping various bantams, waterfowl, and egg flocks it was the one thing I missed more than all others.

When we left Wisconsin in 2004 I accepted that my time with the birds was over. Prices for rural property was beyond reach with no hope in sight. That all changed in the spring of 2010 when prices reached a point that they were within striking range.

Most people outside the fancy have no idea what it is all about and I certainly take my fair share of teasing at work. Well except from the three coworkers who are into similar hobbies. Some people paint or draw, others restore cars, and still others play music. This is my art form. This is where I get to apply my vision to my canvas. This isn’t a hobby, its a passion!

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