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Really Bummed Out Friday Afternoon

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

July 19, 2022

We all have our Good Days and Bad Days. It is a fact of life.

This Friday was a triple bummer day for me.

First, about four weeks ago Moises started working for us. I knew in the first few days he was going to be a great addition to our farm. He caught on real quick and took the lead. If he had not performed the task before he watched closely and asked questions to clarify his understanding. Then, he would perform the task exceptionally well. He earned my trust and was someone I could hand responsibility to and know things would be taken care of.

Then, before he left Friday afternoon he told me this would be his last day. Boy did that take the wind out of my sail!

As a small farm, there is not many of us here to get the work done. And when one drops out abruptly the rest of us feel the impact.

While Moises is a big loss to our farm he will be a big plus to Georgia Pacific (there is no way I could match what they can offer for his family). So, we thank him for his time and wish him well.

Secondly, today is Ben's (NOT your farmer Ben) big day! After giving 20 years to the U.S. Coast Guard he has retired and is moving back home to fulfil his dream to farm. We first knew them as a customer before we started the Mobile pickup locations. Then, as friends (Brothers In Christ) as he would take time to come to the farm and work while asking lots of questions. And, we rejoiced with Ben when he found a farm that fit his vision and was able to buy it.

This all sounds like good news right? And it is. The bum part is packing & loading has taken longer than expected and they were not able to leave Friday to come by to say good bye on their way to Texas. And, we will be on our way to our Jackson Metro stops Saturday when they come through our way - Who knows, God may work this out somehow anyway.....

Lastly, for many, our farm is like a community of like minded folks who believe in the value of eating healthy as well as the importance of knowing your farmer & where your food comes from. These folks are like your favorite "neighbor" down the road.

Well, one of our Madison neighbors (The Keeton's) are relocating. They have been a blessing to us in many ways - faithful supporters and encouragers for the work we do and the contribution to the health of their family. I pray God will watch over you and may you soon be a blessing to a new farm community.

We are Hiring! Monday through Friday with an occasional Saturday. Person should like the outdoors and working with animals as well as maintenance skills. There are certain chores that are done every day which equal 40-50% of the day. The balance varies greatly. The goal is to support and improve the farm to meet the needs of a growing customer base. Please contact Ben at

Maybe you have been looking for premium ALL NATURAL GOODNESS of beef, pork, chicken, and eggs raised on pasture as God intended - with emphasis on Regenerative Principles and NOT conventionally raised animals (with growth hormones, drugs, chemicals, and antibiotics) - and where animals are treated humanely - then you have come to the right farm. Our delivery schedule and product availability is listed below along with order buttons that will take you to our website where you can browse over 90 product choices and place your order from the convenience of your home. It's that simple!

Lastly, Beth & I thank you for trusting us with your food dollars.

** Product Availability Update **

Chicken -Fully Stocked. Next harvest date is July 27th with restock the following day

Eggs - Eggs are still very tight but getting better. Thanks for your patience and remember to check our website each Wednesday just before YOUR delivery.

Beef - Restock Saturday July 23rd.

Pork - Fully Stocked! Harvested 4 more pigs on June 23rd

Lamb - Harvested three lamb April 12th with restock Wednesday, April 20th.

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