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The Naaaaaas and the Baaaaaaas

The Naaaaaas and the Baaaaaaas

One of the guilty pleasures of raising animals, is the opportunity to just sit and watch them eat, play, and interact with each other.  Anyone who likes to go to the park and just "people watch" will understand.  While we enjoy watching all of our animals, during kidding and lambing season it is especially entertaining to watch the mommas and babies.  I could watch the babies play king of the mountain on old tree stumps all day; sometimes you get to be part of the fun when they try and use you as their stump!  But what is even more...

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You, The Consumer Farmer

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You, The Consumer Farmer

We leaned up against the pick-up and prayed as they unloaded our animals at the processors.  I don't usually share my private conversations with God but on this occasion I felt it best that I should.  But first, a little background.  We all know about callings and throughout our lives Christina and I have been called to do many things.  This great endeavor of ours, Rural Reverie, is no different.  We've always felt that God has graced us with many desires, and the abilities to match, but this one is extremely pointed.  In Genesis Chapter 9, God gives us the...

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What’s the Cost? (Buying the Half)

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What’s the Cost? (Buying the Half)

The first time buyer might spend some time doing a little head scratching the first time they purchase a whole or half animal for the family or grouped community of friends.  The experience can be confusing for someone deciding to go down this path.  There are typically three ways that commodities such as ours, whole and half meats, are sold direct to customers.   We will also have individual cuts and smaller package selections soon...  Squirrel!    The first way; purchase the product or a portion of the product and then pay for processing separately.  We recently had a friend’s...

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

The time has come! In the Spring of 2017 our family embarked on a dream.  We sat down and laid out a plan to achieve both personal and professional “happiness” going forward.  A no limits brainstorming session, anything and everything on the table!  So, I spilled my simple country boy dream...  make a living being around and caring for farm animals.  How unrealistic and downright INSANE that sounded coming out of my mouth.  It would be in stark contrast to the life we were living at the time in middle/upper class suburbia.  Not to mention probably not financially viable nor...

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