Why we raise our own food
Today’s packaged food is loaded with chemicals throughout the product lifecycle. Insecticides sprayed on the grains fed to animals; antibiotics given to animals because they live in overcrowded pens; fillers added to meat to change the weight, color and texture; bleach and radiation used to sanitize food due to improper processing.
Looking around at the way our food is handled – the recalls, the sickness, the chemicals coming in contact with our food – we decided we needed to make a change. After much research, we started our adventure in 2017 and began to take control over the food we eat.
Sustainably Raised Food
We believe in using sustainable farming practices to raise our food. Animals and plants working in harmony with the earth to improve the soil. Here is an easy example: plants need food and chickens need security, so why not over winter your mobile chicks in your garden? The chickens will fertilize the soil, clean up last year’s leftovers, and give the garden a good turning. In return, the garden will produce a bounty of fruits and vegetables that the chickens, turkeys and pigs can share in.
Have you ever been to a farm where flies are everywhere or visited the pig you ordered and found it in a stationary 20’x20′ pen? An overabundance of feces and flies make for unhealthy living conditions for the pigs and require them to be treated with chemical dewormer and other toxins.
What if, instead of confinement, we used rotational grazing? Imagine a conga line of mobile, electric net pens: the lead pen has the turkeys; the pen behind it the pasture raised meat chickens; behind that the pigs; and finally, the laying flock. This works because turkeys like to forage for bugs. The meat birds are concerned with their feed and the grass the turkeys can’t finish. The pigs will root and roll the soil over because they want the roots underneath. The laying hens are wily and quick. When they take over the pigs’ area the first thing they do is spread out the pig “leavings” in search of fly larva. A sustainable solution that makes everyone happy and no flies!
Our Products & Services
We are proud to offer our fresh pasture-raised meats and eggs to your family so you too can know what you’re eating.
If you’re interested in raising your own chickens, we also offer plans for chicken tractors and mentoring.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Fresh eggs laid daily by happy, pastured chickens. Our chickens are constantly rotated to fresh pasture and produce large, flavorful eggs with dark yolks.
Fully built, kits and plans. We can customize any tractor to meet your needs. Are you ready to start raising your own food? Get a jumpstart with one of our complete kits!
If you have logs on your property, we can turn it into valuable, milled lumber. We will bring our sawmill to you! Are your logs to big for the mill, we can mill up to 41″ diameter