I started BeeWench Farm in 2009 with the help of my now adult kids, Jacob and Samara, as a ‘homesteading’ adventure; raising pigs and chickens for meat and eggs and a garden for fresh veggies.
I loved growing for my family and friends and began to expand, finally offering what I produced to the public in a CSA share.
It was always a dream to be able to farm full time...I worked to expand our growing area and offer more produce selection and even added chicken and eggs to our CSA shares.
After a couple of moves, Ryan and I eventually purchased our 10-acre property on the outskirts of Shandon in 2014. In 2015, after careful consideration and contemplating, we transitioned the farm away from vegetables and began raising livestock exclusively. Jacob managed the laying hen flock while Ryan and I focused on the meat chickens, pigs and turkeys.
In 2017 we celebrated our wedding right here in the turkey pasture and brought Ella home in 2018. Little Emma joined the farm in 2019 and both girls spend the day with us, feeding and moving the chickens and turkeys, milking the goats and helping herd pigs around when necessary! We love that they get to grow up close to the land and understanding where their food comes from!