Sweet Arrow Farm
Our Family & Farm
When we purchased our farm it was quite run-down. The woman we purchased it from, God bless her, was 97 at the time of sale and still living here all by herself, so needless to say she wasn't out mowing the grass, let alone pruning the blueberries and climbing in the peach trees to thin them out. We sure had our work cut out for us and have spent the past years repairing, pruning, building, rebuilding, mowing, fencing, and learning. And we're doing all this while raising four kids, each with their own needs, desires, personalities, problems, & accomplishments.
We have slowly been adding to our small little farm. We started with three children and a cat. Then I thought honey bees would be fun and hubby indulged my curiosity. Hubby wanted fresh eggs, so the chickens arrived. Then came sheep, because I had always wanted to raise sheep and of course living on a farm we naturally decided the kids needed to get in on the action, so now we have 3 kids in 4-H raising a number of different livestock at any given time.
Each season brings new experiences and knowledge about the abundance that God has provided. We try and we fail, then we try and we fail again and then one day we try and we succeed. Its a constant learning process and we are excited to share our growing knowledge and the bounty we are blessed with, with our children, our community, and anyone interested in our eccentric hobbies and the adventures we have.
In September, along with the multitude of pumpkins and gourds that are growing, the apples are heavy on the trees so we are eating a lot of apple pie, apple dumplings, apple crisp, and of course hubby loves pressing fresh apple cider and has been making his own apple cider vinegar for the past few years.