Farm Name: Backwoods Beginnings
Year Farm Established: 2003
Years I’ve been farming: 12 years
Animals I raise: Currently we raise pigs and chickens (gold sexlinks, astrolops, americanas, and jersey giants). Some of the birds are used for meat, but the majority of them are used for egg production.
Crops I grow: We grow most of our own food, so there is a pretty wide variety! Some of the things we're growing right now include: carrots, green onions, lettuce, tomatoes(cherry- ,betterboy,beef- master), peppers (bell,bananna), cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, snow peas, beans (bush, pole), red plumbs, pears, apples, blackberries, figs, and some herbs.
Hobbies I enjoy: There are always things to be done around the farm, but nothing brings more fufilment to us than achieving our goals for the property and further improving this beautiful land we've been blessed with. We look forward to adding some more gardens in, starting a small fruit orchard, and possibly trying to raise a different variety of poultry or livestock.
Club/Associations memberships: FFA - and proud of it!! :)
The proudest moment on my farm: This past winter we put in 3 new garden beds. They have been a complete sucess, and have given us the confidence to expand our gardens even more next year!
Pets: Dogs: of all shapes, ages, and breeds!
Farm Motto: He who has a WHY to live can bear with almost any HOW.