How did we get to become CHEROKEE FLATS
Cherokee Flats was originally Cody's Rabbit Cave and was started by Cody in 2004 as a 4 H project for McLean County, IL. Since then, we've moved from Bloomington, IL to Rural Farmer City, IL and have added many breeds of rabbits and added poultry. Since Austin was now old enough to show in 4H and Brian and I were wanting to show in ARBA shows, we decided to change the name to Cherokee Flats in 2007. After years of trying to find the breeds we wanted the most, we finally have it down to American Fuzzy Lop, Jersey Wooly, Satin, and Mini Lop.
Cherokee Flats Family pt 1.
Brian is a Systems Analyst for STATE FARM INS in Bloomington, IL.
He breeds and raises the Chocolate & Black Satins here at the farm.
He enjoys spending time with family and eating anything his wife cooks.
He is also the developer of the Who's Due app on both iOS and Android.
Autumn is 19 yrs old and LOVES Audrey Hepburn.
She is a Senior at Blue Ridge High School and can't wait to get back to classes to see her friends, especially her boyfriend.
She is the Mini Lop girl in this family and loves her loppy eared rabbits. Recently, she started raising Jersey Woolies
Autumn also plays baseball in the Central Illinois Miracle League in Bloomington, IL. She has been part of Miracle League since 2008, when the Central Illinois league was formed.
She loves school and wants to be a doctor so she can help others like her when she graduates.
Cherokee Flats Family pt. 2
Austin is 22 yrs old and is a true farm boy thru and thru. He loves being outside with the animals and introducing people to them.
He loves to educate people on proper care, housing and just random need to know stuff.
Austin recently got a new pet, a ball python named "Greenbean" He is currently about 6 weeks old and less than 12" long. Within the next 3 years, Greenbean will grow to between 4-6 feet long. To help make sure his beautiful snake continues to grow and thrive, Austin has also begun raising African Soft-Furred Rats/Mice (ASF). While they are there to make food for his snake, Austin has given them names. Male: Tatersalad, Females: Mashed Tater, Fried Tater, Sweet Tater and he told me the babies will be known as TATER TOTS (this kid...)
Austin moved into his own apartment in September 2020 and has enjoyed having his own space. While he still visits for mom's food, Austin has enjoyed being able to have a place to call his own.
Austin is a Diesel Mechanic at Southern Tire Mart at Pilot/Flying J in Bloomington IL. He loves working on the big trucks and getting dirty doesn't bother him AT ALL.
He enjoys gaming on the PS4 and hanging out with friends.