About Us

We hear from people who want to move in the direction of raising or growing their own food.  People are concerned with what is happening to our food supply and the availability as well as affordability of healthy foods.  Some say we are living their dream, but they could never do what we do. Others tell us how they grew up in the city and are totally unfamiliar with this life style.  Others live in an apartment and can’t do what we do.  We are here to tell you it is possible.  First of all we would encourage you to pray and ask God what He has for you.  Then we would tell you to start to dream.  Write down those dreams and desires.  Then make smaller goals that you can start on right now.  You will see from below that neither of us grew up on a farm.  We were city slickers through and through.  :)  We have moved in this direction a step at a time.  If you are in an apartment, can you grow a small herb garden in a sunny window sill?  If you own a house in the city or the suburbs, can you start a small garden plot and grow a couple of tomato plants and maybe some peppers?  Do you have a patio?  You can grow a lot of plants in pots.  Feel free to look around our site.  If you have questions or there is something else you would like to know, don’t hesitate to let us know!

We are Mike and Marci Blubaugh, farmers in training!!  Having both grown up in the suburbs, our farm journey has been one of discovery, trial and error, and memorable moments.

While reading the Bible one day, a couple of verses seemed to speak to our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;  That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

The picture that came to our mind was a peaceful farm setting with goats, chickens and other animals.  We both love the mountains, so in our minds, the ideal farm had a mountain setting complete with a log home.  Everything was neat and orderly and ran like clockwork.  There was a large, well laid out garden that would produce enough food to fill our pantry, freezer and root cellar.  Of course it was entirely weed free.  :)  We were already grinding wheat to make our bread, making soap and canning.  We would add to these skills others such as cheese making, butter churning, candle making and spinning.

Many of the things we dreamed of are part of our lives, but the ideal and the reality are miles apart from each other.  Our journey has been character building and we consider ourselves blessed to be able to do what we do.



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About Us — 6 Comments

  1. I just found your website and am thrilled to read about your daily life on your farm. I too am an aspiring farmer. We live in Southern Oregon where the land is fertile and the weather is sublime. We are looking for some land to buy and then will cover it with animals and a garden too. We are ready to live the self sufficient life that we have always yearned for. Thank you for sharing your journey and any and all tips and advice are welcome.

    “For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands…” Deuteronomy 2:7a

  2. Great to find your website! There are more Christian farmers out here who are praying for you and want you to be successful. Please go to my website and download my free training manual. It’s full of ideas that you may find helpful.
    christianhomesteaders.org. Go to Articles on the left side of the home page. Go to ABUNDACULTURE and download.
    Also, there is a great book by Noah Sanders called BORN-AGAIN DIRT. It will be a great encouragement. Keep your hands in the dirt and your eyes on the skies!

  3. I almost couldn’t believe it when I started reading here and there was MY Bible verses (1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12) :) I have been a widow since last August but continue my little Old Field Farm and my Old Field Farm General Store in north central Alabama. I am trying to do about the same thing you are doing & it blesses my heart to find your wonderful blogs, web site and facebook page!

  4. Hi, it’s Susan and I just found you through the VGN private group and I love what I’ve seen so far on your blog. You’re doing what my husband and I dream of doing someday. Maybe not on a large scale but something that we can manage with our family. Greetings from Switzerland :)

  5. I have a family cow and her calf for sale as we are moving and won’t be able to take them. She is a mini jersey – 46 1/2 inches high and has had 4 calves. She is 6 years old. We are in SW Ohio near Cincinnati. Contact if interested.
    danniesanders@ymail.com

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