Hello! Thanks for coming by my website! My name is Jan Keefe and I live in New Hampshire. I am a full-time business owner (former bookkeeper) as well as part-time blogger and farmer. I have loved animals my whole life and that led to writing my first blog “Wag ‘n Woof Pets”, the archives of which can be found here on the website. My husband and I had many cats and dogs, and currently have 1 dog – a Lab mix – and a flock of 29 chickens and guinea hens. I’ve gone from writing about life with pets to writing about life on our small farm, and all we’ve learned in the process.
When I lost my bookkeeping job of over 20 years, I struggled with what to do next. I enjoyed being home on the farm, but it’s more of a hobby farm for us, and even though I made and sold my own products with the farm label, it just didn’t produce enough income. For years and years I had wanted to own my own shop, and I knew it was now or never. With no money to spare in the bank, I needed to find a business model that could be affordable and not too risky. Thus I decided to open a shop where other crafters and collectors could sell their products too. By renting booth space, I could cover my own rent, and keep start-up expenses more reasonable. I also accept consignments in the shop and along with my own products and some retail items, I’ve found a way to make it work.
A Farm Girl’s Finds – Handcrafters’ & Vintage Market, is a gift shop, vintage shop, and crafters’ and artisans’ shop, as well as a dream come true for me! I believe in shopping locally and in all-natural, eco-friendly, and organic products. I’d rather see people buying gently-used items than buying more products made in China. I am happy to provide a space for talented local people to also be able to sell their wares indoors and year-round.
I also enjoy reading, gardening, walking, and just being outdoors; though I don’t have as much time for those pursuits since opening the shop! I take joy in spending time with family and friends, and I am a homebody at heart.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.