Using a blend of traditional and new farming practices
we are building a way of life that cherishes and enhances
the natural environment as it creates a livelihood for our
family.The desire to raise animals and plants as naturally as possible
has provided the guidelines we follow.
Here at Rising Meadow
Farm our main focus is on raising sheep, both for wool and meat. We
raise all of our animals without
the use of growth hormones and antibiotics. Their primary
source of feed is pasture with the addition of hay and real grains
when necessary. Other animals on the farm include Angora Goats, raised for their mohair fiber, Llamas, used exclusively as guard animals against potential predators, and free-range chickens that supply our kitchen with the best of eggs.
The herbs, flowers and vegetables in our
garden benefit from the wonderful compost our farm is able to
produce. The commitment to this kind of agriculture is not
only beneficial to the environment but we believe it is also
beneficial to anyone who uses our products.
Rising Meadow Farm is committed to preserving the environment and farmland for future generations. In 2011 the farm was placed under a Conservation Easement with the Piedmont Land Conservancy.
We welcome visitors to the farm during our three annual events (see the Special Events section). Group tours can be arranged at other time by appointment.