We’re Paul, Lauren, Esme, Emery, Jace & Gage!
If you had told me a few years ago that I’d get stuck inside a chicken coop, frantically tackle a stray sheep with my full body, become friends with the old retired farmers at our local farm supply shop, inject fluid up a mama cows mutilated teet and many other hilarious things I’ve done the past few years…. I would have laughed in your face. While Paul grew up in a more rural suburb and spent summers helping local farmers haul hay, I was a suburban girl through and through. My only experience with animals was flushing my dead goldfish down the toilet and once a year holding my nose and begrudgingly walking through the dairy and sheep barns at the county fair. To make things worse, Paul always laughed at my black thumb – I couldn't even keep a house alive in our early marriage. Needless to say, every single part of farm life has been learn as I go!
During the last three yearss we’ve laughed a lot and grown a lot, but we’ve also hit dead ends and made lots of mistakes.. We’ve seen God provide in extraordinary abundance, and we’re continue to learn to trust Him to provide when the path before us isn’t as smooth and easy. We continue to learn the balance of working hard and playing hard as we seek to give our kids this character forming experience of farm life along with the amazing joys and extra fun it also brings!
We currently are raising, eating and selling grass-fed beef and lamb for their delicious meat. We are growing our flock of chickens because we can’t get enough (and neither can our friends!) of the taste of farm fresh eggs! Our 60 blueberry bushes are producing blueberries and our apple/peach trees are happily growing. I'm thrilled with how my recently plunge into flower farming is going and I now know where to focus my farming passion! We continue to dream and make plans about how our little farm might grow and involve our community. Stay tuned for some of our ideas and plans as they unfold!
Owner/Operator of Sun Eats Farm