Dave Kirkwood is a lifelong Lima, NY resident. He and his wife, Anna, met at Paul Smith's College through their involvement in the Woodsmens Team. Dave graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Anna earned two degrees in the hospitality field. After graduating they were married, rebuilt a house and had three children.
After 13 years in the heating industry, Dave decided to follow a career path that allowed for more time and involvement with his family. Anna found herself working in banks until becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2007. Raising a growing family in today's economy on one salary has taught the couple to do more for themselves and the value of being self-sufficient.
In 2009, after the purchase of 18 acres of land, Dave and Anna began the farm. Over the last four years, with the generous help of family and friends, he built the two story farmhouse, a run-in shed and fenced in seven acres. The animals soon started arriving. While learning about fiber arts and raising their own food, there have been various livestock animals. The animals that call Bubbaloo Farm their home include:
- Gus the basset hound and Tyson the mutt
- Brock, Zucci and Potato the miniature donkeys
- Woody the quarter horse
- Sally and Charlie the ponies
- Clayton, Girl Kitty and Boy Kitty, who are supposed to live in the barn but prefer to stay close to the house
- Oatmeal, Chex, Pebbles, Flash, Bill and Ted the sheep
- A whole slew of chickens
- An ever changing number of pigs
- A herd of beef cattle
- A seasonal flock of turkeys
The Kirkwood family is happy to be working in the dirt and with the animals to provide Lima, Honeoye Falls and the greater Rochester area with healthy natural foods.