Meet Spirit and Bright,
our newest additions to the farm! They were surprise Christmas present to our younger cousins, after their father unexpectedly died over the summer from epilepsy. I think it safe to say they get lots of attention! Plan to meet them on your next visit to the farm!
Welcome to 2019!
We want to start this new year by sending out a huge thank you to our 2018 customers. Thanks to you, we had a tremendous year of growth, and saw our sales triple in 2018. We hope to do it again this year!
Wow, we are already half way through January! With the new year, we are busily planning out our farming year for 2019. It’s actually quite nice to slow down a bit, and take the time to really figure out where you are going in the new year with your business. That’s one of the beauties of being a grass based farm, we farm with the seasons. Its hard to raise pastured animals while there is no grass growing! Plus it is very nice for our family to rest and rejuvenate, charging our batteries for the year ahead.
What does your winter time look like? For us, it means more family time together. Time to relax by the fire with a hot cup of coffee, maybe play a game of monopoly or go fish. Of course my two younger brothers, Billy and Josh are still being homeschooled, they are in 10th and 12th grades. So they do have their noses in the books during the school day. Its also time to catch up on some good reading! My latest read is the latest edition of The Stockman Grass Farmer, a newspaper all about raising animals on grass! Ive been learning about the best ways to drought proof your farm with ponds.
And of course there is still some animal chores, after all it is a farm! We have our layer hens with us, we keep them year round, although even they know it’s time for a break, as their egg production drops dramatically during the cold winter months. Our beef cattle is also still with us through the winter, once they run out of grass that we try and stock pile during the summer and fall months, they are munching on grass hay that we baled over the summer until the pastures come back to life in early spring.
A time of rest is nice, but I can certainly tell you that by about mid February, we are all anxious to see the leaves on the trees and the clover budding up in the pasture. We are looking forward to all that is in store for 2019, and hope you are too!
We are also looking forward to working hard to produce healthy and honest food that you can feel good about serving at your table. We would also love to be able to introduce you to how we raise these animals. If you are interested in seeing the farm, keep an eye out for opportunities to tour the farm in 2019, we will be sending out info on those hay wagon tours in spring time.
Cheers to a happy and healthy new year!