Farm Updates + Custom Beef & Pork
1) Chicken - Next whole chickens will be April 26, 2019 (our 1st batch of chicks arrive Feb 28th)!
2) Beef - I have added inventory (4-halves) to take orders for Custom Beef Halves. These will go for processing mid March. Loin Tip & Rump Roast continue to be on sale - we are out of stock on many items and are trying to ease the burden with sales on some in-stock items.
3) Pork - I have added inventory (8-halves) to take orders for Custom Pork Halves. These will go for processing March 18th. There has been a lot of interest so I would suggest you order soon. Please limit your order to 1-half. We will have plenty of pork available starting in July.
4) Eggs - Egg production has picked up a good bit and some of the new hens are starting to laying mediums. I fully expect we will have plenty of eggs for the March delivery.
Farm Updates! - Our steers are really looking good! The above picture was taken Monday, January 28th when I moved them into the next pasture. Our grass is coming along OK as well. Our mama cows started calving right on schedule Feb. 1st. About 20% have calved to date.
Change Part II - Two weeks ago I started a series of thought regarding change and that to farm regenerative we had to change our source of information because over 95% of the mainstream articles & research does not apply. The same applies with customers. To improve your health requires you to change your source of information - like mercola.com and The Weston Price Foundation. Two local health care practitioners are Dr. Rebecca Boyd with Forward Health Solutions and Laurie Ryba with Enhanced Wellness of Oak Grove.
To operate a regenerative farm also requires me to shop for Non-GMO feed and diverse forage seeds from non-mainstream sources. In both cases, there are not local sources available. Our feed comes from NW Georgia and our seed from Nebraska & Georgia. Both are also more expensive than conventional products that are available locally.
The flip side can be said for consumers. It is very hard to find locally raised, nutrient dense, all-natural real farm food in your typical local grocery store and butcher shop. That's because they all get their deliveries from the same factory farm sources. Customers tell me it's near impossible to find locally grown vegetables grown without GMO, chemicals, and etc.
The good news is that as more consumers commit to buying locally grown real farm food from regenerative farms then the number of farms will increase to meet this demand. Most weeks we have a family schedule a tour and want to know how they can get started farming. Many are younger families and also a good number are veterans. We do all we can to help and encourage them - we don't consider them competitors, but collaborators.
Customer Feedback- "Wonderful, local farm that prides itself on not just great tasting meat but a dedication to sustainable practices - better for our bodies & our environment." J Sheridan
Quote Worth Re-Quoting – "We cannot live harmlessly at our own expense; we depend on other creatures and survive by their deaths. To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of Creation. The point is, when we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament; when we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a desecration... in such desecration, we condemn ourselves to spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want." ~Wendell Berry
Thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.
Ben & Beth