Sunday, June 27, 2010

In the beginning

I will be writing this blog as a journal to look back on and laugh as well as to give some incite to friends and future customers about the start of our farming venture. As with all great dreams this one starts at a young age. I have always been enthralled with the idea of farming. I can vividly remember spending summers on the farm with my uncle and meme (my grandmother but she would never accept that title). I remember begging my Mom to make the six hour tract down to central Tennessee or the three hour tract up to Tennessee (we move a couple of times). It was here that I was first introduced to the first love of my life farming. As I grew up, much to the chagrin of my mother, I never lost the appeal to become a farmer.

Before her passing Meme told me she just knew that one day I would live the dream and own a farm. Well that dream has become a mini reality. My wife and I recently (2 weeks ago) purchased 5 acres in the east Tennessee town of Midway and now are in the farming business. This venture will take us wherever we decide but for now it is just a learning tool and a fulfilment of a dream. We are currently raising 5 steers and 15 hens and doing it the all natural way with no pesticides or fertilizers just plain fresh air and bugs. This blog will be our outlet to the world of the joys and pains of trying to make a living off the land. Feel free to join the ride with us and hopefully taste the fruits of our labor this coming fall.

Editors note: Spelling and grammer have never been great areas for me so please forgive any errors here within these posts.


  1. Congrats on the farm and the blog. I have to tell you that just having a large garden has really given me the "farming" bug. I keep thinking, could I get a goat? Do I need a goat? ;)