What sets us apart?

One thing that sets us apart is our transparency. We have an open-door policy for anyone who wants to learn about farming this way. That’s right, you can stop by anytime to see what’s going on. We don’t have any “no trespassing” signs. I still work an off-the-farm job, so if you come by during the week, you are on your own. Come by on Saturday afternoons and I’ll show around (see also Tour info). We believe farming this way Read More

Temptation to spend more

“When self-worth derives from possessions, we’re in trouble. Of course, the whole object of advertising is to make us dissatisfied with our circumstances. If we just buy that product or service, suddenly our lives will be better. Unless we buy, we’re missing out on a life worth living. This “keeping up with the Joneses” creates a spending treadmill that never satisfies and like an addiction, it certainly impoverishes.” (Joel Salatin, “Your Successful Farm Business”, page 37)  I love Joel’s latest book, Read More

Why do you go to work everyday?

Guest post by Emma Grace Pope (age 12)  Why do you go to work everyday? Is it for the paycheck? Is it so you’ll look good among others? Or maybe it’s because you just really like working. Recently I was in a play, and I worked really hard to memorize my lines. I was working hard on my lines so I would please my teacher and my parents. Being young, I had a lot of pressure coming from my teacher, Read More

Encouragement from Lucille Salatin

In the documentary Polyfaces, Joel Salatin’s mother Lucille recounts her words early in their farming venture “If the Lord wants you to do this, He’ll bring customers to you. Let’s try it and see.” I could not agree more, and those words, even though not spoken directly to me, still apply and serve as a wonderful reminder during our own pursuit to produce quality food for our community.  I attended the Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar last year, and when I Read More

Fantasy land

The ultimate American fantasy is the idea that you can spend today and pay tomorrow. Today consumer debt makes up almost 80% of the national gross domestic product. In 2007, just before the great recession, consumer debt was over 95% of the GDP and personal savings was below 2%. Do you see a connection here? Our “paper economy” is built largely on DEBT. That is not sustainable. The main culprit in 2007 was mortgage debt. Now we see college debt Read More

Are you ready for some real food?

Are you ready for some real food? Here at Triple J Farm, we go the extra mile to grow and produce the best beef, poultry, eggs and pork possible. Everything we do is grass-based, and all the animals move around the farm regularly. They are here today, and there tomorrow – everything moves! We don’t use any chemicals in the process, and our animals don’t do drugs. As a result, we produce premium products and they bring premium prices. Why Read More

Our own YouTube channel?

As if we didn’t have enough to do around here, now we have a YouTube channel. Video editing is tough! You can tell by watching the first couple of videos that we have a lot to learn. Oh well, we are willing to give it a try. The channel is brand new, so we only have four subscribers and one of those is me. If you do YouTube, show us some love and subscribe. There are some older videos on the channel Read More

The Field of a Sluggard

I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man. (Proverbs 24:30-34)   Read More

I will miss seeing Hilton

None of our readers know Hilton. Hilton has been a regular at our farm store, and he would stop by every Saturday after work. He really liked fresh eggs and plant ripened tomatoes. I don’t have a picture of Hilton, so let me describe him. We met Hilton and his wife late one Saturday afternoon when they stopped by the house after seeing the fresh eggs sign out by the paved road. Our farm store was technically closed at that Read More

Her first business at age 12

I agree with Joel Salatin that a family-friendly farm is one where the kids are involved with everything. Sure, it takes longer to do chores with a 2 year-old in tow, but it is worth it. Farm kids should be allowed and encouraged to develop their own farm enterprise as soon as possible. If this does not happen, then the farm will always be dad’s farm or mom’s farm, and they might not ever engage. Well the fact is we Read More