We are a homesteading family, living out in the country, trying to raise our kids (and ourselves) as honestly and naturally as we can. Real, wholesome, natural food raised with kindness and respect is a value that we believe in very strongly. So strongly in fact, that we’ve opened our otherwise very private lives and farm to include a few customers that are as passionate about humane food as us.
I am the wife to an incredibly patient man, the Stud, who enables me to continue building and expanding. He is the carpenter and craftsman of our farm. He’s my cowboy and the whole reason I left city life to start this homesteading adventure. I don’t know what I‘d do without him.
I am also the mom to three wonderful boys: Doolittle, Melon and Bruiser. Everyday they give me reasons to laugh out loud and groan in exasperation. I’ve never repeated the phrase “Take off your shoes” so much in my life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We choose to raise them to know and understand where their food comes from. The good, the bad and the way it should be.
We believe in real, whole, natural food. No preservatives, no dyes, no artificial colors, no low fat, no soy, no man made chemicals.
Everything that is sold from our farm is also from our own table. We raise, grow and eat, real, pastured, healthy animals. We depend on our animals just as much as they depend on us.
We believe in tradition and heritage farming. True, old world breeds of animals. Not hybrids or a Frankenstein of manipulated genetics. Historically, our animals were popular with homesteaders and pioneers, chosen for their hardiness, temperament and most of all, taste.
We raise our critters with kindness and daily interaction. They are socialized from the outset: loved on, pet, given scratchies and played with.
Lastly, we believe that each animal raised as food will be processed with respect and gratitude for the meal that it will provide. Thus, our animals are processed right here, in the sunshine, at their own home. Never shipped to a slaughterhouse. Never stressed out by transport. Pigs in particular are susceptible to fear or stress tainting the flavor of the meat. By processing here on the farm, the result is an incredible smooth flavor to the meat.
Memberships and Associations:
Member of the American Guinea Hog Association.
Member of The Livestock Conservancy.
Member of Buckeye Buck n Ears 4h.
We welcome farm visitors by appointment only. We love talking shop and sharing our farm with people who are excited to learn more about where their food comes from. We do not live on a main road. We live out in the country at the very end of a quiet, dirt road. To be respectful of our neighbors, we ask visitors to have an appointment or time to come visit before driving all the way out here. I can also make sure to be home and have the gates open.
Our farm is also our home. We live here and raise our family here. Our kids do farm chores and run around outside.
This is not a huge industrialized operation, nor is it a couple of lean-to’s stuck in some pens. We’ve tried hard to create a well built, small family farm that can provide enough for us plus a little extra that we are proud to sell.
If you’re interested in coming by, please drop us a line or give us a call and we’ll set something up.