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 has always laughed at my black thumb – I usually can’t keep anything alive. So every single part of farm life has been learn as I go.
During this time we’ve laughed a lot and grown a lot, but we’ve also hit dead ends and made lots of mistakes.. We’ve see 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 currently are raising grass fed beef cows and sheep for their delicious meat. We’ll have meat to eat and sell in early 2021! 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! We are eating our way through our booming veggie garden and planning to expand it next year. Our 60 blueberry bushes are producing blueberries and our apple/peach trees are happily growing. Right now we’re just experimenting and getting our feet wet. We are dreaming and starting to make plans about how our little farmstead might grow and involve our community. Stay tuned for some of our ideas and plans as they unfold!
Owner/Operator of Sun Eats Farm