Friday's Featured Farmer~Tammy at East River Farm in Virginia

Hello Everyone,

I want to first thank Tammy for allowing us to be a featured guest farm on her blog.  I appreciate all her time and energy and she has been a great resource in my many times of need. 

Our farm is called East River Farm.  We are located in beautiful Bluefield, VA.  Our farm is on the East River Mountain and we are at an elevation of about 3000 feet.  The Mountain continues to ascend behind our house another 1500 feet.  My husband, Harry, and I were married on March 21, 2008 right here on the East River Mountain.  We rode our horses back up to the spot that he had presented me with a beautiful engagement ring and had our immediate family and friends around us.  The wedding was very beautiful, simple, and a moment in my life I will never forget.




Here on our farm we have tried to branch out from fresh eggs, produce, and plants.  We now have five Miniature Jersey cows and  make several herd shares available to clients from our raw milk.  We both come from farming families and it seemed only natural and right to put our time and energy into something we loved so much.  My mother's family came from the Shenandoah National Park area and Harry's from Burkes Garden.  Our jersey girls took me a  little by surprise when I discovered just how smart, loving, and truly a joy they are to be around.  I look forward to going out to be with them in the early morning and then again in the evening after a long day at work.  It is just a super way to start and end my day.  Harry does all the milking.  He has a gentle nature and the cows are happy and chew their cud while he is busy filling the bucket with beautiful, white, liquid nourishment.  I think my kids get tired of hearing how "raw milk" does the body good.  They have deiced that I have empty nest syndrome and that is why I have gotten so into our cows.  I send them pictures all the time!



Our little farm is never dull and there is always something to do.  At the end of the day even the dogs are tired and can not wait to go to bed.  It is filled with love though and we share it all, the work, the rewards, the ups and the downs.  My life is blessed and I appreciate all that the far has given me in simple rewards and pleasures. 



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Thank you so much for this wonderful post, Tammy!  My apologies for not getting it on here sooner!

Comments

What a beautiful, full of life farm you have Tammy!
Thanks for sharing your story!