My name is Farmer Johnny. I live on a small 10 acre farm in the hills of Tennessee with my wife, Terri and our 9 lively children. Our reasons for farming are many, including teaching responsibility and caring for something other than ourselves. We also want our children to be able to live off the land and not always depend on someone else. And it’s rewarding to know what you’re eating, what it’s been fed and where it came from.
My enjoyment of farming began as a boy helping my Dad. I didn’t farm as an adult until a few years ago, but always had the desire. Then about 10 years ago, the opportunity to purchase this piece of property we now call home came along. I couldn’t wait to get animals on it. It came with laying hens already in place. Our next purchase was a sow, ready to have pigs, and she did, not long after getting her in the barn! That’s what got the ball rolling. Now we keep around 100 laying hens, and raise about 100 hogs and 1000 pastured meat chickens each year. We also have a team of Belgian horses, a few milk cows, a bull, a couple of beef, and of course dogs and cats.
Well, these were just some tidbits for you to know a little bit of who I am. We are here to let you know you can farm too, and we want to help, providing information and resources. And who knows, you might teach us some things too. Please feel free to contact us by email, with your comments, questions, and ideas.
Have A Great Day,
Farmer Johnny & Family
February 6th, 2013
Hello All!! A new baby joined the family last July; a bright baby girl! As happy as we all were, Mama just wasn’t able to make enough milk to satisfy her. She would fuss, wouldn’t sleep, and needless to say, all of us were not happy because she wasn’t happy. We had experienced this 5… Continue reading Homemade Baby Formula→
January 22nd, 2013
Hello everyone! We are always looking for ways to save money in this day and age; & my mom is someone who has a knack for finding new things that will not only save us that money, but is also better for our family’s overall health. Note: This recipe is not going to be as… Continue reading Homemade Liquid Dish Soap→
October 12th, 2012
Hello everyone! My, it’s been too long since I’ve posted anything. Sorry about that! We’ve a new baby in the house, making #9 for us, therefore making life a little bit more busy. But I will try to get back to posting something more often! Today we will discuss Chicken Stock that we make soon… Continue reading Make Your Own Chicken Stock!→
September 23rd, 2012
April 24th, 2012
Citizens, OCA pledge to help Vermont and other states raise money to fight Monsanto
April 24th, 2012
November 17th, 2011
October 5th, 2011
I was shocked when reading this! FJ http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/wisconsin-judge-rules-no-right-to-own-a-cow-or-drink-its-milk/
September 22nd, 2011
Hey, my name is Cameron, Farmer Johnny’s oldest daughter at the age of sixteen. I enjoy preparing to be a help meet , and rendering lard is something Mama has taught me in my preparation of some day becoming a wife and mother. I’ve enjoyed helping Mama in the kitchen since I was little; some things come pretty… Continue reading Rendering Lard→
September 9th, 2011