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