Bird’s Haven Farmsis located just five miles north of Granville, Ohio on rolling dirt road lined with old leaning Read more...
Bird’s Haven Farmsis located just five miles north of Granville, Ohio on rolling dirt road lined with old leaning trees. Our family farm is now in its 23rd season. The farm is family owned by Tom and Ann Bird and operated by their youngest son Lee and youngest daughter Bryn along with their families. Your campsite will be back by our 3-acre pond, surrounded by our produce fields. The pond was our favorite place to explore as children, to fish, and to dream.
Growing up, as brother and sister, Lee and Bryn could not have been more different. Being one year apart in school we often had teachers who did not realize or believe we were siblings until late in the school year. Lee’s quiet and insightful demeanor was a stark contrast to Bryn’s overtly extroverted personality. However, despite the outward differences, the foundation of our character was built upon a passion for sustainable agriculture, community, and family. As brother and sister, we were shaped by the decision our father, Tom, made when at 50 years old he decided to follow his passion; going against the societal norms to purchase a 110-acre farm in Central Ohio. Watching our parents make this decision and move our family from the city to the country instilled in us a deep aspiration to follow one’s passion and to never stop striving to achieve our dreams. As city kids from Colorado, we seemed to be the outcasts the first few years of school in rural Ohio. It was through our many projects and activities in local 4-H clubs and our FFA chapter that we found community and a real understanding of farm life. Our perception and appreciation of family was shaped by the early mornings completing chores and late nights lambing in the barn. We both went off to college and beyond but our passion to be on the land, in sustainable agriculture, and with our family has brought us back to the family operation. Though the farm has been in operation since 1995 under the direct guidance of our parents; now, sixteen years later, we have officially formed an L.L.C. partnership and look to transition the farm from one generation to the next. It is our turn to make what once was “just a dream” into a thriving multiple family and generation farm.
Come, explore, eat good food, rejuvenate next to the water, fish, observe life on the farm, and join our family farm for a few nights.