Sugar Camp Farm, Bon Aqua, TN, is this week’s featured American Gothic farmer photo. Jesse Higginbotham and Lizzie Wright were great sports to take a break to pose for pictures on a hot August day, during their first summer of farming at Sugar Camp Farm. The couple married in October of 2014, bought 78 acres and a flock of 21 sheep in January of the following year. With a commitment to each other, and to a full-time farm life, they started a market garden in spring of 2015 and have been working hard to grow their farm. In 2016, they began to offer CSA shares and are currently growing for 27 families, in addition to selling at the Richland Park Farmers Market every Saturday morning.
With a background in landscape design and management intensive grazing, Jesse has a deep understanding of the impact of overgrazing. Together, they have committed to a style of grazing management that means more work for them, but is better for the land, the animals and for the people who later enjoy the meat on their dinner table. The animals are moved every 1-4 days to ensure that they get the healthiest grass without overgrazing the land, they do this with a series of portable solar-powered electric fences. The pastured lamb meat can be purchased directly from them by pre-ordering before the meat is processed in the spring or at the farmers market. Lizzie’s background includes a Master’s Degree in Forestry from the University of Missouri, specializing in forest ecology and management, which may explain why you’re likely to find her traipsing through the woodlands to forage for edibles. You can rest assured that she will never be guilty of over harvesting or doing anything to harm the health of the forest or the land. The vegetables are all grown using biodynamic and organic methods. All of this sounds like a lot of work? It is, and they’ve been fortunate to get some great farm helpers. Jesse’s dad, Tony, helps out at least once a week, and they’ve hosted a handful of farm interns, volunteers and “wwoofers.” WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a network of organic farms that agree to provide room and board to folks in exchange for help on the farm.
Lizzie is also a talented singer and musician, and they have committed to providing opportunities for others to enjoy music on their beautiful farm. They’ve hosted a series of House Concerts which have brought a wide variety of music to Hickman County, such as Curt Oren, Dana T, Dubb Nubb and Helen Vaskevitch. Join them this Friday, May 13th at 6pm for their first outdoor show and potluck of the season featuring Googolplexia and Matt from Bunnygrunt and on May 22nd for their annual May Day celebration and outdoor farm concert. You can learn more about them at SugarCampFarmTN.com on Facebook or on Instagram.
Related: miles of rivers and streams by state, what family owns the triple f collection, diego dreyfus wife, davis wedding hashtag, is the armory track open to the public, reading pa police department roster, drug bust in akron, ohio today, essential oil blend generator, dale dickey teeth, mackenzie phillips today photos, trout farm for sale uk, pasta by hudson shark tank update, legend of princess manorah summary, law and order 2022 reboot cast, george harrison favorite food,Related: accident on pch malibu today 2022, maverick county election results 2022, bootcamp drivers for windows 11, philadelphia zoom backgrounds, can donkeys eat grapes, detailed lesson plan in science grade 7 pdf, throwing up after taking zinc on empty stomach, mary lumpkin descendants, oklahoma highway patrol accident reports 2020, kansas news, onset beach mobile home park, who is nancy polinsky married to, what happened to trip harder on wccb news rising, ecuador kidnapping tourist, laura vandervoort hbo walked off set,Related: female celebrities who weigh 200 pounds, shaun murphy nickname, southwest airlines oxygen consent form, craigslist night shift jobs, robert sturgess swift river, tarrant county criminal court records, accident on hull street road today, i am an indigo child now what, accident on qe2 bridge today, soul surf memorabilia, transfer of certificate of structural adequacy, llwydcoed crematorium funeral notices, ho mangiato prima delle analisi del sangue yahoo, how much is the christmas bonus, live music in ann arbor this weekend,Related: 90 day algaecide menards, broco torch for sale, bob huggins children, how is goat pet products doing, sasha samsudean funeral, boise state softball coach, sapodilla leaf health benefits, characteristics of moabites, ffxiv enter wedding, new super mario bros 2 final castle, video production quotation sample pdf, cattle fly sprayer, rainbow six siege border announcer voice lines, disability determination pending step 3 of 3, cold war easter egg steps,Related: simone de staley birthday, why does miedema wear gloves, houston man runs over woman, baker mayfield college teammates, kelly smith springfield mo husband, tennessee county medical examiners, garth brooks band members, dead body found in union city, ca, frederick’s of hollywood models 2021, jandt frederick funeral home, what was chet atkins net worth when he died, zachary fowler wiki, fatal car accident in brandon florida yesterday, redken hair color starter kits, hidalgo county loud music ordinance,