See the Farm and Know Your Farmer

Over the weekend, we hosted a tour for a dynamite group of gardeners on our farm!

The group was participating in a weekend course offered through the Texas Garden Club, an organization that exists to educate their members and the public in five key areas related to gardens - gardening, horticulture, landscape design, floral design, and environmental issues.

I don’t know about you, but that mission speaks to me! This particular group took a field trip to our farm to hear about our focus on soil health, sustainable methods, and beyond organic mindset. The group got to listen to me go on about our bees, our soil, and the work we are doing to improve the health of the land. They also got to take a hayride around the farm with Todd to see our different management techniques in action!

 A garden club member was impressed by our intentional brush piles for wildlife habitat, because everyone loves a home for bunnies! (photo by Heather White)

A garden club member was impressed by our intentional brush piles for wildlife habitat, because everyone loves a home for bunnies! (photo by Heather White)

It was our largest group out to the farm yet, and they came from all over Texas and even from out of state. We ran over our allotted time (of course), but everyone asked such great questions about the animals, our current operations, and our vision! It was encouraging to meet with a group of people that care deeply about the same issues that form the mission of our farm.

It’s really starting to heat up around here and we’ve been going through a dry spell. Our tour topics - improving soil water infiltration and retention, adding back organic matter and nutrients through the use of mobile chicken coops, and how we rotate the cattle on a daily basis to maximize our forage and rest time for the pasture between grazings - were especially pertinent. It’s a rough year for everyone right now, but we are looking forward to the future of our farm. The Garden Club has already expressed interest in coming out in a few years to see the progress our methods have with the land!

 I'm glad that we could take everyone around on a trailer, because it was already hot by 10AM! Thanks to our in-laws/parents for helping with the hayride and being an extra set of hands. (Photo by Heather White)

I'm glad that we could take everyone around on a trailer, because it was already hot by 10AM! Thanks to our in-laws/parents for helping with the hayride and being an extra set of hands. (Photo by Heather White)

If you’re interested in checking out this club, their website is texasgardenclubs.org. They have chapters all over the state, and these guys were full of knowledge about garden and environmental issues affecting their local areas.

We’d love to have you out to the farm too! When the club scheduled their tour, we finally had a firm deadline to finish the inside of our store/office – so we have a great space to greet you and your families! We are fully stocked with our pasture-raised chicken and grass-fed, grass-finished beef as well. As always, we encourage anyone interested in our food to visit and see how we do things for yourself! Call or email us to arrange a time for your family.

 You might have to rough it juuuuuust a little bit when you visit, but we promise it's worth it!

You might have to rough it juuuuuust a little bit when you visit, but we promise it's worth it!