Our love of nature and the outdoors drove us to know that we definitely wanted to retire in the country. About six years ago, the time was right so we sold our home in suburban Memphis, TN and bought our farm with a goal of having it help to support us when we retire. There was a great deal of work that needed to be done in the interim. The house needed work, so we’ve just about completed all the renovations on it. The land needed some cleaning up and we’ve accomplished a great deal of that as well. But with less than ten years to retirement, the question remained – how are we going to make this land profitable for us once we retire?
We’ve dabbled with chickens for two or three years and started hatching a few quail last year. We bought a commercial incubator and have hatched chickens for our family and supported a 4-H project for a friend’s daughter. Through another friend, we learned about raising farm friendly food. After much research, we have officially begun plans and preparations to raise pastured poultry, free range eggs, grass-fed beef and clean pork. Our approach is holistic in nature, and the methods we employ will ensure that we are improving our soil and repairing our land as we go. Our goal over time is to become a trusted local provider of clean, fresh food for our family and our community in the Memphis, TN and North Mississippi areas.
We are located in North Mississippi about 60 miles from Memphis, TN. You may reach us at PorterPondFarm@yahoo.com or on Facebook.