Meet the Family!
Curious about the who's who of the Emerald Acres Farm & Homestead? Well look no further!
Jon is a UMaine graduate with a degree in Animal Science, a pre-veterinary concentration and a minor in aquaculture. He grew up in Bristol, CT but don’t let that make you think he is a city kid. He has been breeding and showing poultry for over half his life. Much of his work career has been surrounded around the animal industry – giving him the tools to become a successful farmer. Jon is available for AI services for your cows and is a State of Maine poultry tester for NPIP certification. When not on the farm or working for IDEXX Laboratories, Jon enjoys his time fishing and riding his ATV.
Sam is a UMaine graduate with a degree in Animal Science, a pre-veterinary concentration and a minor in Equine studies. She is a Maine native, having been born and raised right here in Southern Maine. Sam obtained her LVT shortly after undergrad and has worked directly in the veterinary field for well over a decade.
Sam's special interests include photography & gardening. When not working on the farm or her off farm job, it is most common to find Sam reading or having doggy play dates with her friends and their pooches.
Bodie is an 12 year old Border Collie/Labrador Retriever cross. His favorite activities on the farm include chicken checkin' and perimeter patrol.
Common nicknames: Bo, Bubby, Dave, Davie Jones.
Lily is an 11 year old Border Collie. Lily's favorite activities on the farm include being "Sheriff Littles", where she checks the chickens & sheep and moves them if necessary.
Common nicknames: Smalls, Littles & Smalls
Storme is an 8 year old American Foxhound/Labrador Retriever cross. Storme's favorite activity on the farm is patrolling the garden for goodies.
Common nicknames: Steam, The Steamiest Bean that Ever Steamed, Bean
Hallow is a 13 year old domestic short hair. Her favorite activities on the farm include trying to escape outside during the summer, and ensuring the wood stove is going in the winter.
Nicknames include: Hallow-nator, Nator, Boots
Aurora is a 7 year old domestic short hair. Her favorite activity on the farm is checking on the baby chicks during #chickapalooza every year,
Common nicknames: Bitty, Bitties, Rora, Itty Bit