Welcome to Our Farm..........
Youngblood GrassFed Farm is a regenerative, sustainable farm focusing on feeding ourselves well, healing and nourishing the land and teaching others to do the same. We are committed to the knowledge of sustainable farming, improving our soils and our grass-based herds. We raise Red Devon, Devon cross and Mashona cattle. We have a small herd of A2/A2 Jersey girls. Our Katahdin sheep round out the ruminant line-up with outstanding hardy genetics. All of our beeves, dairy and sheep are raised on forages alone. We use a modified form of managed intensive grazing known as tall grass grazing. We have reduced our hay feeding to about 90 days.
Our gardens and orchards are evolving into a permaculture based management system. We've added numerous plants using hugel beds (hugelkultur), raised beds and forest gardening. Free from pesticides and herbicides, we nourish the soil with biodiverse cover crops and beneficial insects. Incorporating compost made from our animals "second harvest", wood chips, hay, leaves and grassclippings has made feedings our soils easy.
We have added beekeeping to our growing farm chores. Bees are the most amazing, industrious, skilled "animal" on our farm. With a growing forest garden, we hope to overflow our hive possibilities soon. We are also have a couple pollinator hives that are rented to neighbors for improving their yeilds. These generous creatures are the best addition to the farm!
We have made many mistakes along the way and have come to appreciate these learning challenges. We enjoy sharing our experiences and hopefully remedy those mistakes by connecting and networking with like-minded farmers or and continue healing our land and educting he next generation.