SUSTAINABLE FARMING

By definition….The quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, thereby supporting long term ecological balance.

 

In application at the farm….

  1. Cover crops such as crimson clover and hairy vetch restore much needed nutrients back into the soil.

  2. Crop rotations…important not only to keep soil healthy and balanced, but also controls nematodes and other soil born diseases.

  3. Use of beneficial insects such as green-lace wings, trichogramma wasps, ladybugs and bees.

  4. Organic pesticides…such as orange oil, NEEM oil, pyrethrum and foliar sprays containing hot pepper and garlic.

  5. Organic fertilizers such as processed chicken and rabbit manure, molasses, compost and compost tea.

  6. Organic weed control…mulching, horticultural vinegar, orange oil and old-fashioned weed pulling!

  7. Low till practices.

  8. Hogs fed pecan and produce seconds.

  9. Cattle and horses graze pasture and fed from our own baled hay.

  10. Meat chickens are fed non-GMO, hormone and antibiotic free feed.

  11. Laying chickens are free range, bug-eating machines!

 

*Some Glyco-Phosphate is used to keep fence lines and severe weeds under control.   NO FOOD PRODUCED ON THIS FARM HAS BEEN SPRAYED WITH GLYCO-PHOSPHATE.