Our Farm Animals
Our animals play a key role in our farming systems. We both started farming feeling that a farm is not a “farm” without animals! They provide essential fertility for our fields, help to aerate the soil and work up the dirt. They also eat our culled vegetables and turn that into manure that goes back on our fields. We feed them, and they feed us.
We started out with a small farm flock of laying hens, but saw the demand for nutritious, pastured chicken eggs was really there. Although it is not a profitable enterprise for us, we feel it is an important service to offer our members and we also get a lot of our protein from them, too! They also benefit our fields.
Our pigs came our second year of farming. They have been really fun to work with, as we have chosen a heritage breed, Red Wattle/Berkshire cross, that is known for their friendliness, rooting ability and amazing taste. You will not find finer pork than from strictly pasture raised heritage bred hogs. They have a great life on the farm and we make a point to rotate them frequently so they can always have fresh ground to root up. To buy our pastured pork sin up Here
For 2018, we will no longer raise chickens due to predator pressure on our farm and the time it takes to prevent that from happening. We do, however, still have over a hundred in inventory and will continue to sell them until we run out. They are tasty!