L.T.D. Farm is located in West Central Wisconsin, and is owned and operated by me, Khaiti Hallstein, aka Farmer Khaiti. I raise heritage free-range pastured duck eggs and offer lovingly raised pastured meats from my turkeys, chickens, geese and Highland cattle. I love eating and growing delicious and sustainable food while living close to the land, observing and tending to my animals.
As a child, my mom was a dedicated homesteader and that lifestyle imprinted on me as the ideal life, one I wanted to return to somehow as I entered young adulthood. My career at several of the Co-ops in the Twin Cities furthered this notion by growing my love for food, for sustainability and for the farmers I watched coming through the back doors with their crates of farm-fresh goods. Of course all of this contributed to my calling to eventually become a real farmer. I started “Living the Dream” Farm in 2006, but at first it was all just practice. Then when my mom passed away at the age of 50 rather suddenly, this prompted me to really pursue my dream of becoming a farmer instead of just dreaming perpetually. I made the farm official in 2008 after my first duck gifted me her first egg, and I realized I was absolutely smitten with both the ducks and their eggs. And I still am to this day!!
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