We have over 9 acres of pastures! Each of our boarders are assigned their own pasture space and have access to our roundpen and trails. Please contact us for current rates and availability.
Exclusive trail access to 2845 acres of DNR Land, (Department of Natural Resources) which borders our property on two sides.
By appointment only.
Note: Must sign liability waiver and abide by all safety requirements. Daily parking fee of $10.00 includes access to our roundpen and secure parking on our private property.
If you have questions about hosting a picnic or small gathering with us, please feel free to contact us.
Note: All events must be professionally catered and restroom facilities rented for the day of the event.
We will cheerfully coordinate deliveries of rentals — just ask!
Thank you for visiting our site. We know that we have lots of “virtual visits” to our farm and we sincerely hope you enjoy our site. Be sure to follow our fanpage on Facebook for more!
With warmest regards,
Tim, Brenda, Erin and Preston Chovanak
photo credit: www.pastandpresentphoto.com
We purchased our property in the Spring of 1998. Our daughter was just two weeks old when we began renovations. We named it Black Pond Farm for the dark color of the water in the upper pond, which was caused by leaves and debis falling into the water.
One of the features we added to the property is a 4,000 square foot aviary. We raise pheasants and quail along with other bird varieties.
Leave it to those whacky Victorians to come up with such a thing as a “Fernery”! The historical photos we found while researching were spectacular! Our Fernery has been host to three elopements and numerous epic NERF Battles over the years. It’s a magical location on the property, believed to be visited regularly by fairies.
All of the stunning rockwork on the property was created by Tim Chovanak over the years. Every rock was selected for the best placement and all the mortar was mixed by hand in a simple 5 gallon bucket.