I had to threaten, conjole and sternly request, but I think I have finally convinced my husband to sell the farm.  I can’t do it all, not with all of my health problems, and my almost-21-year-old son wants to get settled into a group home.  Plus it is an hour away from hubby’s work.  And last year, while dealing with breast cancer, it was horrible to have to drive 30 minutes into town on a daily basis for radiation treatments.  I'm just tired.
This little farm has a little over 2 acres in the Sun Country subdivision in rural Elizabeth, CO.  We use well water, local electric (but house can be fitted for solar) and trash pickup is once a week. You can have a mixture of farm animals here (all around are horses, goats, chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, alpaca, donkeys, pigs and cows). House sits on top of a ridge, which gives beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and a lot of the neighborhood. Small corner store with a pizza place.  Fire station near the mailroom.  Once or twice a year, the HOA has a "dump day" ... they hire lots of trash trucks which are placed at the fire station, and as long as your HOA dues are paid, you can take your trash (discarded building materials, junk, etc) to be disposed of.

Hope to put the house on the market by the end of November 2017.

Outside:  Here’s what we’re leaving up:
- the backyard goat pen with house, shade and gigantic lounging rocks
- the backyard fenced-in garden with frames and paths (desperately needs weeding)
- one of the chicken coops (used by our bantams) which is right next to a shaded picnic area
- front yard fenced in area with one living peach tree
- outside of fenced front yard are planting boxes that still have some live currant bushes
- north yard fenced in area with one (maybe 2 or 3) still-living fruit trees and a fully-packed woodshed (for fireplace)
- south yard fenced in area, with maybe one living peach tree
IF hubby doesn't finish taking down the other two sectioned areas and 3-4 chicken coops, then those will be left behind too.  We kept the girl and boy goats separated when not breeding, and we kept the different flocks of chickens and turkeys separated.  You could do the same.

-Living room
-Dining room with working fireplace in it
-Large-ish kitchen with door to deck and door to 3-car garage
-Master suite with large closet and bathroom
-Secondary suite with bedroom and attached bathroom
Downstairs (walk-out basement):
-Unfinished laundry room with water heater and furnace and storage area
-Storage area (where I put my home-canned items) andcloset
-Room that can be used as a bedroom or schoolroom; has blackboard, closet
-Large den with room for big screen TV and door to backyard
-Under-the-stairs storage
-Nice bathroom with shower
-Room that can be used as a bedroom or office; has closet
-Room that can be used as a bedroom (my son does) or play room; has closet and hidey-hole
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Replaced since we moved here in 2010:
-water heater
-air conditioner
-well's pump
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We still have a LOT of packing and tossing to do, and some repairs and painting.  However, since I’m the only one doing anything, I might just have to abandon it all and take a loss on the property.
If you are interested,  leave a comment. I will try to check here on a weekly basis.  Thank you.
Vikki Lawrence-Williams


I am Vikki, one of the owners of Rosemary Ridge Farm in Elizabeth, CO.  On June 17 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It was caught early, during a routine mammogram, so the prognosis is good. However, I do need surgery and radiation treatments afterwards (thank god, no chemo unless they find something during the surgery) but still, the recovery process will be long, painful and exhausting.

So so sorry to post this, but we need to sell the farm and move into the city to be closer to doctors, hospitals and treatment centers. Already diagnosed with non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis this past October, I’m exhausted every day. I just can’t do this farm any more, and need to de-stress my life. I hope you understand.

I have already had two calls already this morning (before 10 a.m.!) for products like goat’s milk, and really can’t keep jumping up to answer that phone line.  I took off the farm-related posts from this website.  Sorry if I missed any.

Please please forgive me. If I could refer you to another farm, I would. Meanwhile, thank you for listening, and please add me and my wonderful 19 year old special needs son in your prayers.

Again, thank you. 

p.s.: We have all of our chickens and one blue slate turkey hen for sale still. If you are interested, please e-mail vikkibook at yho

Eggs for sale

UPDATED: We are closing the farm (see July 1, 2016 post) but have a HUGE inventory of chicken (and quail) eggs. Please e-mail (vikkibooks at yho) ASAP because we are selling our flock.

The bird / avian flu is demolishing chicken flocks all over the world.  Thousands and thousands of chickens are dying or culled because others in their flock have the flu.   Each dead chicken means one less meat bird, or quite a few dozen eggs to eat.

Then there's the flooding in the middle of the USA, and the drought in California.  Corn and other grains are either not being planted, or planted and either dying or frying in the fields. What little is grown .. will it go for human consumption, or to feed the remaining food animals?

Many farmers and ranchers are concerned about the lack of feed, and are harvesting / culling their meat animals now.  Yes, there will be a sudden influx of cheap meat, but not too far from now, the meat will be scarce and VERY expensive.

Back to eggs...

Go to a grocery, and chances are you'll find a sign in the egg section saying there is a limit (rationing) as to how many dozens of eggs you can buy at a time.  OR the price has increased double or triple it's normal price.

People are "flocking" to us little farmers for eggs. Some dishonest little farmers are taking advantage of the situation and charging $10 a dozen for eggs.  Huh?  I can't believe people would do that.  No, we won't change our prices that much until the price of feed might demand a SMALL increase. 

However, if our chickens continue to get stolen, we MIGHT change out prices to include the security procedures and items we'll need to install.

Our chickens and turkeys are fed rice, oats, black oil sunflower seeds, flax seeds, oyster shell and free-range on grass and weeds and bugs.

We have 15 laying hens who give us between 8 and 12 eggs a day.  We have 1 laying turkey who gives an eggs 3-4 times a week.  Each chicken egg dozen is $3.50 for mixed sizes and mixed colors.  All eggs are unwashed and unrefrigerated.  We reduce the cost by $.25 if you return the carton in good condition.

MUST e-mail for eggs.

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We are starting to raise quail for eggs and meat.  It takes about 3 quail eggs to equal 1 chicken egg, but there's more yolk-to-white ratio. Very delicious. 

Notice the black and brown spots on the eggs ... that is completely natural! It's not poo... just what the egg really looks like.

Some people who are allergic to chicken eggs, can eat quail eggs with no problems. Isn't that wonderful?

UPDATED July 1, 2016: We ARE keeping the quail (legal in Colorado to keep, even in an apartment as long as it's ok with apartment complex). Quail egg prices are $3.50 per dozen, which is low ($4.50 to 6.00 per dozen). We have lots as of July 1, 2016. Our quail are raised on basically the same foods as the chicken, with the addition of greens (kelp, spinach and parsley), and mealworms.

If you are interested in getting on our customer list for quail eggs, please contact me. First come, first served.


As a side note, we'll be getting back into goat milk shares again.  Stay tuned!


The series begins!


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Proceeds from book sales will help pay for our son's medical and living expenses, and to make improvements on the farm. Thank you for your support.