Welcome to our Farm Blog!
Well, today has been a busy day of building this website and getting ready to launch our online story! I've been wanting to write about everything that has been going on here for the last 6 months, but it's been such a whirlwind that I haven't been able to keep up. In the last 6 months, we built our first permanent fence, bought a breeding pair of American Guinea Hogs (from our friends at Broad River Pastures), invested in lots of supplies, got chickens, created budgets and spreadsheets, plowed a garden with the help of my dad (of Mountain Breeze Farm, in Armuchee, GA), and planted some spring veggies with the help of our neighbors (of Benjamin Forest Farm). As you can see, we have been busy! I will post some photos and stories from all of the work we've been up to. We simply could not have done any of this without the help of many loved ones. Each person that contributed to our Farm Fund last year before our wedding, each person that lent a hand during fence building or loaned us a tool, and each person that gave us advice or just listened when we were feeling overwhelmed played a part in bringing this dream to life.
Most especially, I want to thank our neighbors at Benjamin Forest Farm and my dad for spending hours helping us do the grunt work. I am so thankful for you all.
Now, the adventure begins! After the sad loss of two chickens that were gifted to us after our wedding, we have a new flock that is settling in and starting to lay eggs. We are getting ready to move them into the big fence to rotate on pasture with the pigs. Ma Rainey, our AGH sow, is set to give birth to piglets in about a week! I am spending all of my free time reading and learning about raising pigs and how to build up and manage our pasture to improve the soil and the forage for the pigs. Dave and I are both working to remind ourselves not to take on too much, too fast, after a year of lots of change. I'm so grateful to be where we are and to get to look out on this land every morning.