Morning Harvest farm was established in 2008 when Eric wanted to farm again. Paula was game because who doesn't want a chicken?
Farming was second nature for Eric, but this would be Paula's first hands-on experience with farming and animals.
The goal was to grow as much of their own food as possible and also as natural as possible. Cows and chickens came first. Who knew egg shells came in so many different colors? The garden followed shortly, thereafter.
Just for the record, chickens lay an egg every day.
The day there were 24 dozen eggs in the fridge is the day they ventured into farm-to-consumer sales. Paula set up shop at two local farmers markets. She quickly fell in love with face-to-face contact, fielding questions first-hand, and learning about health issues being healed with clean food.
Pigs, turkeys, and fish were added in subsequent years. Sand plums & mulberries grow wild and a small orchard was planted. Possible ventures are always in the works to expand the farm.
Eric takes lead on chores and husbandry while Paula oversees marketing and customer relations.
I scarcely ever knew a mammoth farm to sustain itself... Mammoth farms are like tools or weapons, which are too heavy to be handled.