Beautiful and nutritious veggies need living, rich soils, and thriving soils depend on organic material input and abundant microbial life. Pigs are used to break new ground by working the soil and eating roots and vegetation which both preps and fertilizes land. Chickens produce eggs and give us wonderful rich manure that we compost and apply before winter. Sheep and Rabbits likewise give compost that adds much needed nutrients into our soils. All the animals share in eating vegetables and garden plant materials, recycling them again. When you add it all up, it's a recipe for a wonderful garden when managed properly.
Our hens are a loved and cherished part of our farm, and they kindly produce delicious and wonderful fresh eggs for us. We use some commercial feed, but the bulk of their feed is fermented feeds, fodder, grain, and...yup, home-cooked-on-the-woodstove meals in the winter to keep them warm and happy.
We raise Californians, which is a top meat breed. Rabbit meat has an excellent nutrition profile and the flavor is very mild, comparable to chicken, which also makes it a very versatile meat choice. Learn more about the nutritional value of rabbit meat
Our pigs are never slopped and never fed meat. We use a combination of fermented feed, grain, fodder, garden vegetables, and a small portion of commercial hog feed. We do not use any antibiotics or hormones. Sold by the half or whole and harvested at 250 to 300lbs for optimal fat to meat ratio. There are several butchering options including hiring someone, or you may come and harvest your animal on our farm. There are several smoke houses available that will help you with your bacon, sausage, and ham, or other special requests. Please make your requests early so we can make sure we have one for you.
This year our turkeys were harvested between 32 and 44 pounds and were a juicy, delicious addition for many families. These are another of our best-sellers. Please make your request before spring if possible. Turkey poults have a fairly high mortality rate, so we will order plenty for the requests that we get.
Another sell out this year and we're hoping to have access to more than what our five pregnant ewes produce. Our lambs are truly free range with a very large pasture, and of course, pasture fed on barley, buckwheat, clover, field peas, and other cover crops we apply to strengthen our soils. Also sold by the whole or half.