Are you ready to be my farmhand?
Are you ready to be my farmhand? You probably don’t know this, but FarmersCart isn’t just another stream of revenue for me--it’s a way of life. I own several hundred acres of farmland in Virginia’s majestic Shenandoah Valley. What started as a way to provide food for me and my friends,quickly grew into something much bigger.
So when the Covid-19 outbreak hit, I decided not to take refuge at one of my city dwellings, but rather to go to work at my farm in Virginia. It’s a fully functioning farm that includes all types of livestock and crops, so my days remain full… and there’s always a new issue to deal with or an interesting problem to solve.
And what I’d like to do is share these stories with you. So we’re opening up our barn doors and letting you see all that goes on behind the scenes to bring you quality meals. Consider it a farm-to-dining room table diary.
Today on the farm, we made plans for a new grazing area for our horses. We have several horses on our farms that we use for riding and farm work...like the Amish always say, “horses are better than tractors, because tractors don’t give birth to new tractors.”
As you can see in the video, what we’re gonna do is build the horses two new pasture areas where they can graze. We’ll likely build one large outer fence to protect them from getting to our wheat and then we’ll set up a cross fence to divide the large pasture into two areas that they can alternate between.
A cross fence splits a larger pasture into smaller areas and gives us flexibility. That way we can move our horses back and forth---letting them graze on one pasture, while the other pasture rests.
But enough horsing around for now, we’ve got to go lasso up some supplies so we can start building those fences!