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.

20 responses to “About

  1. Hello! Do you have a way to follow your blog with automatic emails? Great to see another blogger manifesting a dream of health for family, community and the planet through farming.

  2. Great! I am still figuring out the blog thing too. So far it’s been wonderful. 🙂

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  4. littlebangtheory

    Good on you for making this leap – we need a LOT more people to see the value in honest food and living with integrity. Here in Massachusetts (!) we have a large and growing local/natural/organic food movement. The CSA I frequent doesn’t even use machinery- everything is done by hand or by horse. It’s a buttload of work, but the produce is exquisite!

    Keep going in this direction, you’ll live long and go to Heaven when it’s your time! 🙂

  5. We were so excited to meet you on Saturday at the market! We look forward to working with yall soon! Thanks for sharing the word about our market!!
    Libbi and Bonnie

  6. Congrats on living the dream and putting your convictions to work! Our goals here at Redemption Farms are very similar to yours. I’ve got 20-25 years till retirement, but hope to be doing this full-time in the next 5-10 years. Going to be following your progress and rooting for you guys!


  7. Thanks for the follow and stopping by.

  8. Hey there!

    I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. Check out your link here: http://thesugarlump.com/2012/07/22/very-inspiring-blog-award/ Thank you for inspiring me!

    Best Wishes,

  9. DH & I left Memphis 12 years ago moving to middle Tennessee. Congrats on starting your farm! Organic farming & pastured meats are definitely a growth industry as we educate the populace.
    Thanks for stopping by my Post today!

  10. Thanks for stopping by and following our blog (www.callahanfarms.org). I love seeing all the pics and post on your blog!! Happy farming!

  11. I’m actually in the process of deleting the blog. But thank you for your positive comments!

  12. I haven’t seen you post in over a year. How are things? How is the farm?

    • We decided to sell the farm about a year ago this past December. It sold in 9 days so we’ve been gone for about a year now. We still have land and may decide to raise a few chickens for ourselves…maybe even a pig now and again. How about you? How are you doing?

      • We have our farm idea narrowed down to a couple states. We are going to visit Indiana in May to see hubbys nephew graduate and are going to look around there are his sister and bother could be close by that way and if we needed help they or the nephews could help out. Our chickens are doing good, we have 16 now. We have also picked out breeds of goats and pigs we want to start with once we get the property. We are just continuing to work on our savings before we buy. I am so sorry to hear you sold your farm. I know it was a dream of yours. Glad you have a little land left to raise some chickens and maybe a pig or two. 🙂

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