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.
May Happenings on the Farm
We had 2 calves born these past few weeks; one female and one male. We will raise the female calf to be one of our new mom cows. We will sell the male calf this summer or slaughter him in winter of 2021. We also have recently born piglets who are growing fast. They are Hampshire and Red Wattle cross.
Since we have livestock that we will be raising for meat, we need to castrate them. We will castrate one pig and the male calf. We will do that mid April. We also will be vaccinating livestock this month as well. We also have 6 roosters who will be going in our freezer sometime this month as well.
We added 200 catfish fingerlings to our pond a few days ago. We are trying to get the pond stocked up and ready for fishing this summer.
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.
In the garden we have most of our plants already in the ground or finishing off in the greenhouse. We planted corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, green beans, peas, peppers, tomatoes, beets, spinach, onion, potatoes, strawberries, garlic, carrots, brussel sprouts, asparagus, and herbs. The fruit trees have already flowered and budded out. You can actually now see small peaches and pears. The grapevines have already produced leaves and will probably be flowering soon enough. The blackberries are flowering now and producing small green berries.
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.