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Farm News

Call for Participants Mayhaw Berry Festival

Written by: Christine
April 3, 2018

Are you a local Crafts Person, Agricultural Producer, Business or Musician? Do you have an Ag-related, Nature, Community or Craft class you’d like to schedule during the Festival? Do you want to Volunteer? We would love to have you! Arts & Crafts, Ag Producers, Local Businesses and Civic Organizations We have an average of 500 […]

Quiet Sunday

Written by: Christine
May 28, 2017

It’s a quiet time right now, ranch-wise. Animals to care for are at their minimum, the young and adult chickens are consolidated into one area, most of the puppies are gone and the weather is steady. All this is particularly noticeable after an event like the Mayhaw Festival. The number of people to care for […]

Learn Ranching by Volunteering

Written by: Bobbie
January 15, 2017

We’ve now been in the farming/ranching business for 15 years. I don’t count the first year we bought the place. That was mostly cleaning the property and getting our sea legs or should I say our “critter” legs. Those of you that have been acquainted with us all this time know we started with Tennessee […]


Written by: Christine
August 29, 2016

Our Monticello neighbor, and long-time business owner, Hal Bennett has come upon a great bargain for those of you interested in buying beef from whole steers. Hal is the owner of Johnston’s Meat Market and is running a Farm to Family promotion right now. Buy a whole, half or quarter cow and save a lot […]

EZ A-Frame Hutches

Written by: Bobbie
March 25, 2016

Those that have been here before have seen the EZ A-Frame Hutches we keep in the pastures. We have them available particularly for the goats. They hate to get wet. They are also nice for the dogs both in the pastures and particularly in the kennel yards for boarding dogs. They are light color so […]

Fire Ants are Beneficial?

Written by: Bobbie
March 7, 2016

We are beginning to see mounds of fire ants now that Spring is coming. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is our safe and environmentally friendly way of balance the benefits with human comfort. This link Fire Ants is informative and fun to read. Yes there are benefits to the little (fill in the blank) critters. Here are […]

I’m Famous!

Written by: Bobbie
September 28, 2015

Son Phil in Balch Springs, Texas was listening to PBS in the background while reading the paper one fine Sunday morning last August. He heard them say something about Florida Food Safety and looked up to see a glance of his “Mom” holding a chicken having its throat swabbed by Jennifer Jennings-Glover, Poultry Program Manager […]

Volunteer Training on the Farm/Ranch

Written by: Bobbie
September 8, 2013

I get many request from folks wanting farm or ranch experience. There are several farms around Jefferson County area that have Woofers. Some farm friends have local folks that just come a particular day for a few hours because they like to play in the dirt. Other volunteers want experience in particular methods. It could […]

The Environmentalist in Us!

Written by: Bobbie
August 2, 2012

The clever piece that follows is copied from one of those perpetually forwarded emails we all receive. I received it from a friend and the next day our newspaper published a column that talked about how to cut down on your taxes and other expenses by using the lawn and leaf waste on your own […]

Plan for the Success of Your Small Livestock Operation

Written by: Christine
August 1, 2012

Livestock specialists from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will present “Planning for Success: Starting a Small Livestock Enterprise” workshops at three locations in Florida during August. ┬áNCAT’s August workshops in Florida will focus on poultry and small ruminants. Terrell Spencer, NCAT Sustainable Poultry Specialist, and Linda Coffey, NCAT Sheep and Goat Specialist, will […]