Trav'lyn Dan is a homesteading project located in the Ludlow township of Northumberland County, New Brunswick. The project is sponsored by the Hovey family who have dedicated a section of their 200 acre property. The mission is to revive the farmland portion of this 100 year old family heritage from its current dormant state into a thriving agricultural enterprise for the benefit of its workers and the local economy.
The project owner and manager is William Hunt, a city boy from Ontario and a Hovey descendant. Will became a resident of New Brunswick in 2016 and since graduating from Leo Hayes High School in 2019, has dedicated a year of his sweat and resources to homesteading education and to the real-time challenge of farming. Over the past year, Will has assessed the land and prepped its chemical composition, rejuvenated the spring-fed water reservoir, tested trial crops, acquired equipment, and recruited advisors and mentors. Will is currently researching and constructing the support systems essential for maintaining this season's 6000 strawberry, 500 hascap, and 500 pickle crops.
The Trav'lyn Dan now hosts 25 egg producing hens within an innovative chicken coop which has become a bit of a site attraction for both children and adults. In an industry where the average age for farmers is 55-60, Will not only understands the potential for homesteading but also the dire need for local enterprise growth and more project's like the Trav'Lyn Dan.
As a beta-model project for the development of Pocits' Enterprise program, the Trav'Lyn Dan was the very first project created at pocits.com and is the first to qualify for a pocitcoin grant to fund ongoing development and operations. Visit TravLynDan.com to buy products or support the project as a sponsor by directly purchasing pocitcoin when tendered. (Pocit tokens are ad-blocks of pocits.com)