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How we run our farm.
Good Living Acres runs on the philosophy of organic biodynamic regenerative farming, which is a holistic approach to caring for the land. In turn, the land takes care of us, our crops, and animals.
Our pastures and grow areas consist of live soil. This means worms, worm castings, compost, and lots of little critters nature created for healthy soil. Healthy soil means healthy animals, plants, humans, and earth.
We are a no til farm, meaning we do not til up our soil to plant. Instead, we plant with the least amount of disruption to the soil as possible. Any input we add to our farmland revolves around nature. This includes cover crops, non-invasive good species, compost, worm castings, etc.
We are a grass-base farm where rumen animals (cows, sheep, goats) do not eat grain. Poultry and pigs are supplemented with organic grain as needed. We use pasture management to ensure proper grazing and healthy animals.
AND we do everything in an organic manner. No, we are not certified organic by the USDA. We do not use any toxic sprays even if they are organic or USDA approved. It’s healthier for our soil, our animals, and ourselves.
Since 2010, we’ve been growing Dexter beef, sheep, goats, poultry, and the occasional pig on the farm. And yes, we’ve raised all the animals in a humane, natural, and organic manner.
We let the animals wander between the barn and the fields at will. Except when there is a safety reason to keep them inside or out.
What’s new on the farm?
As of October 2019, we’ve been approved as a NY State Certified Hemp Grower. We grow CBD hemp in an organic manner for its cannabinoid properties. It’s a new and exciting industry with lots of changes and discoveries.
As the hemp industry and laws change so will our hemp growing focus.
About us: Janet and Rick Davis
No, we are not currently full-time only farmers. We also have full-time jobs off the farm.
Janet: She writes content for business, technology, and the hemp industry.
For more information about using and buying hemp for your health check out Ricket Organics.
For information on products and living in a healthier way for you and earth check out Good Living Things.
Rick: He works in town building radiators and counting the time until he retires.
Zeke, Sally, and Mabel: They help on the farm when they aren’t fetching balls, sticks, or playing in the snow.
The kids and grandkids come by anytime they like to help and get treats from the farm.
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