Can’t tell you how many times we’ve been asked that very question. Sometimes when people ask why a farm, you can tell they’re thinking we must be crazy. (There have been days when we thought we might be crazy as well!) Others will ask and then be very supportive and encouraging in their response.
When my position at LifeWay Christian Resources was deleted this past July, starting a farm was not on our list of potential job options. However, over time, as other doors closed or never opened, we began to think/pray more and more about the possibility of a farm.
I’ve always enjoyed having a garden and we got our first chickens almost 2 years ago. On top of that, we downsized to our current home on 5 acres back in February, thinking this would be where we would retire, have a bigger garden and maybe a few farm animals. Little did we know how much sooner retirement was headed our way!
Now that we’ve started down the road of becoming small farm owner/operators, we are excited and looking forward to the future. One of the things we are most excited about is getting to know our customers and having them join us on the farm. We want people to know where their food is coming from, while at the same time, building new friendships. Check us out at Hill Family Farm and feel free to join us as we walk this new road!