Why do farmers farm?

Wendell Berry has the best answer to this question: “Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for love.” Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is Read More

Suzie, you made my day

Earlier this week, I was downtown Columbia at a staff lunch, and while we were waiting to be seated, I turned around and spotted a friend from high school that I hadn’t seen in years. Suzie and I were in the same class all the way through school, so I have known her all my life. She and a co-worker were also waiting to be seated, and after greeting one another with a hug because it had been so long, Read More

Today was a big day for us

Today was a big day for us: we delivered our first two cows to the processor! By the first of February, we will have our very own grass-fed beef for sale in the farm store in addition to our eggs and poultry. We will only have ground beef this first time because the cows we processed were older cows who have served us well but are no longer calving. This ground beef will be made from the entire cow so Read More

My interview with Tony and Betsey Brown of Longview Farms

I met Tony and Betsey Brown during the Polyface Farms Intensive Discovery Seminar in July of 2016. We stayed in touch after the seminar and continue to share stories and lessons learned about our journey towards sustainable farming. I had the chance to interview them, and you can listen to it below. You can find them on the web at longviewfarmsfl.com and on Instagram @longviewfarmsfl. Hope you enjoy the show.

New “Everyone should farm something” t-shirts

Share our vision with one of our “Everyone should farm something” t-shirts. They are green because grass is green. Local folks can pick one up the next time you stop by for eggs or poultry. Otherwise you can buy one online through Ebay, and we will mail it you. The shirts are $15 each (XXL $17). Here is the Ebay link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191921835906 Thank you for supporting us!    

Our first poultry processing day

Saturday was our first poultry processing day at Triple J Farm. I must say, it was amazing. I am so thankful for a family who supports this farming adventure. There is something very special about raising your own broilers and processing them yourself on the farm. We learned a lot this first go around. It took three guys four hours to process forty birds – not too bad for first-timers. Several folks had asked about coming out to watch, but Read More

Exciting times we are in

Sorry for the Yoda-ish title, but my family loves the Star Wars movies, and I believe what the title says.  These are oddly enough, exciting times in America. I will start with a reminder: ALL of human history is about what God is doing with His people. Every other story is secondary. So in America, we have to ask “what is God doing with His people?” The American church has become fat and lazy, and I think God is putting Read More