Hello all, greetings after a major blogging hiatus! 2013 was an unbelievable blessing. The weather was all-time, the poultry was prolific, and the community was unparalleled. 2014 has already been an amazing year and there are two major new adventures to announce!
The first: we have migrated to a new farm!
We are now the proud leasers of “Big Spring Farm”, 38 acres of God’s country in Lexington, VA. There is plenty of room for our pastured poultry and diversifying livestock operations. We also have a huge coral, a livestock scale, and… a spring!
No the above picture is not some stock image of the Mediterranean, it’s from our back yard in good ol’ Virginia. The third largest undeveloped spring in the state sits at the center of our property, pumping out over 3 million gallons of water a day and forming the 10 acre pond you see in the pictures above. I’m going to be experimenting with using a hydro ram pump off the spring to power the water system for the animals (if you are not farmiliar with a hydro ram pump, check out this video) as well as hyrdo-electric generators, aquaculture, and more.
We have launched a new business at the farm… Big Spring Events!
There is just so much natural beauty here in Virginia, and with Jill and I already in the wedding industry as photographers, this was kind of a no brainer. Check out the website link above for more pictures and info about the venue.
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