So, how did we get here? – it has been a twisting turning road! We started out far from farming: Brad was a management consultant who spent most of his time on the road. I was a research scientist at Vanderbilt University. But, then, our first child (Trent) arrived and turned our world upside down. Before I knew what happened, I was homeschooling, grinding wheat to make my own bread, and searching for a source of raw milk.
We joined a herdshare which was akin to joining a secret society: documents were signed, secrecy was sworn, and we were given the code to the garage where the cooler was placed. The milk tasted like a farm. No one liked it. The butter smelled rancid. My kids gagged. BUT this was supposed to be so good for us. Finally, I gave up forcing my kids to drink this milk and returned to the grocery store.
A few years later a friend convinced me to try her Nubian goat milk. I was very skeptical. If raw cow’s milk tasted like a farm, what on earth would raw goat’s milk taste like? To my surprise, it was great!
We had recently moved to a house with land. I could get a goat and we could have raw goat’s milk that is healthy and nutritious! Knowing the benefits of raw milk, we bought a few Nubian goats to nourish our family. These few became many. Soon cows were added and our journey began.
After milking for several years, I now know that the “farm” taste was a result of “dirty” milk. I am grateful for the Raw Milk Institute for their guidance and education. As a listed RAWMI farm we know we are doing the very best we can to produce healthy, nutritious raw milk.
We raise registered Nubian and Nigerian goats for excellent milk and cabrito. From the milk we make cheese and organic soaps and lotions to nourish your skin.
Karakachans are a new breed to the US. Our dogs' have OFA certified hips and are fully pedigreed with the American Karakachan Association.
We have a variety of hens that are allowed free range on our 30 acres. While they keep the bug population in check, they also lay beautiful large eggs.
Rabbits are what started it all! Now we have expanded our rabbitry to include New Zealand and Rex rabbits for meat. Our rabbits are fed non GMO feed and never given any antibiotics, hormones or artificial growth stimulants.
Rabbit meat is great source of lean protein, vitamins, minerals and trace elements: It is high in vitamins B3 and B12, phosphorus, potassium and selenium and rabbit is richer in omega 3 than chicken or pork!
Pasture raised whole chickens. Supplemented with non-GMO, no-soy feed. These chickens are so good!
Our chickens free range on our entire farm. They are supplemented with Non-GMO, Non-Soy feed.
4701 Bennett Hollow Rd Thompson's Station, TN 37179
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