We Bought The Farm!!

We are excited and pleased to announce that Pastured Providence Farmstead finally has a physical place to call home… nestled in the hills just outside of Chillicothe, Ohio!! Last week we officially closed on the property, and couldn’t be happier with how things ultimately turned out.    Aswe mentioned here, the land is 111 acres total, mostly pastures and tillable acreage with approximately 10-15 acres of woods, as well as a pond and several springs. It has a beautiful house, 4-car detached garage, large pole barn, several smaller out buildings. The house and barns are located just about dead center on the property, with a long 1/2 mile driveway off a small country road. What we like most about the land is the availability of grazeable acres and apparent ease in setting up a rotational grazing system. When we were searching for properties, we were typically looking for more wooded … Continue reading

The Problem With Organic

Mixed in amongst last week’s gossip about the 2013 Tony Awards and the latest PR nightmare for our current administration revolving around government spying on its citizens and lying to Congress, lay a less reported, but no less important story: An outbreak of Hepatitis A has been linked to organic frozen berries, offered through Townsend Farms of Fairview, Oregon. How could this happen? I thought certified organic products were supposed to be better, healthier and free from contaminants? After reading the article again, the bigger picture began to take shape, and among other things it revealed what I view as the biggest “chink” in organic food’s armor.    Organic food offers consumers an improvement over “conventional” agriculture, in that pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics and chemicals normally applied carte blanche in heavy doses are not allowed. Animals are given more space and “access” to the outdoors than normally afforded their counterparts, … Continue reading