Despite our marriage to modern industry, rural living dwells deep within the psyche of American culture. While Walmart receipts are common in every American household, intrigue remains about country living that cannot be snuffed out.
Even though we live our modern lives, drive the latest model car, shop in newfangled stores, something deep within us calls us back to the homestead.
On one hand, the modern shopping experience is convenient. On the other hand, it is impersonal, artifical, and meaningless. Ease comes with a sacrifice. We give up connection, our roots, our heritage, and the loss of skill sets. Many walk out of the store with suppressed emptiness.
Most believe that small family farms are dead. But, small farmsteads and Farmer’s Markets have sprung up all over this nation seeking revitalize rural living and local shopping. A quick google search reveals an abundance of back-to-the-land blogs and websites demonstrating a yearning for lost arts.
Morerod Heritage Farms is just one of many families dedicated to reviving the small family farm.
Our story begins like many others with a desire to return to our roots. Corporate America felt like a
dead end. Replacing a professional career with a herd of Jersey cows provided excitement, fulfillment, food, and community as customers sought out farm fresh goodness. However, seasons of life changed calling our family to the mission field in Central America. We exchanged temporal farming for eternal farming, planting seeds for a kingdom harvest. After our three and half year missionary term ended, we returned to the United States with a clean slate. We could have chosen to live anywhere. But, we returned to the farm, a little house in the middle of nowhere on five acres. It didn’t take long before the once empty barns teemed with life and a few odors.
Our little farmstead is the home for a herd of Nubian goats with personalities larger than life.
Our collection of laying hens and broilers offer a chorus of barnyard music during the day with a confused rooster crowing throughout the night.
Buttercup, our milk cow grazes scenically in the pasture converting grass into an abundance of fresh milk. Her calf prances along with the goat herd oblivious to her bovine heritage.
No farmstead would be complete without a good ole farm dog and his sidekick, an rambunctious puppy.
We employ three cats as dual purpose quality control milk inspectors and mouse patrol.
If you are an aspiring homesteader, a farmstead sympathizer or a consumer of farm fresh goodness, we welcome you to the virtual version of our farm. This is a place where you can find informative articles, farmstead humor, wholesome product for sale and much more.