The Need for Families to be Self-Sufficient
Farm and ranch families comprise 2% of the U.S. population. But by the year 2050 we will have almost 10 billion people globally. Farmers will have to increase food production by 70% to feed them all. Our mission is to teach other farmers and families in rural, suburban and urban areas about farming, the great outdoors and self-sufficiency. We use many self-sufficiency skills on the farm such as gardening, animal husbandry, canning & preserving food, blacksmithing, slaughtering, butchering, and wine making.
August Happenings on the Farm
We are working on fattening our farm animals up while we have an abundance of fresh green grass. We want them to go into winter looking as good as possible. We are also fattening piglets who are growing fast for our winter pork. They are Hampshire and Red Wattle cross. We also have 6 roosters who will be going in our freezer soon. We have 13 chicks who have joined our free range chicken flock. Hopefully they will grow up to be great egg layers.
If you come for a farm tour, you will see Sadie, our milk cow with her first calf. Also you will be able to see our other cows. Also we have lots of pigs and piglets who are growing fatter. You can pet our goat and sheep and see our free range chickens eating around the farm. You can also take a guided tour through our garden as well. Let us know and we will be happy to show you the farm.
All in all we have had a good growing season in the garden. Our biggest hurdle for the garden this month will probably be getting sufficient water for the crops. We are irrigating our crops with our pond water. We planted corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, green beans, peas, peppers, tomatoes, beets, spinach, onion, potatoes, strawberries, garlic, carrots, asparagus, and herbs. The pear trees have done well this year. The grapevines are loaded down with fruit. We are busily eating fresh from the garden and preserving our bounty!
Home of the $3 Homestead Tour
Gomez Family Farm LLC
The mission of this tour is to educate others about a self-sustainable lifestyle that includes growing your own vegetables, herbs, vineyard, composting, raising backyard chickens, catfish, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, fruit trees, greenhouse, and hydroponics. Each tour lasts approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
Tour prices are CASH or Venmo
$3 for ages 3 and up (All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult that is 18+ yrs.)
Free for ages 2 and under
Tours are available due to the farmers’ schedule and may be canceled due to weather conditions. Please call to arrange tour.
Public Drinking Water is Not Available. Bring your own.
Dress Code: FOR YOUR SAFETY we recommend wearing comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please avoid wearing sandals.
*Tours only available to Gomez Family Farm Cabin Guests only.*
Who We Are
We are a veteran owned farm. We have 3 generations of family members who have served our country. We love the outdoors, farming, and teaching others.