Forest Pastured Pigs
$3.5 a lb hanging weight + processing.
Now is your chance to reserve a whole, pastured, heritage breed pig for your freezer (processed how you like). These pigs were born right here at Cardinal Island. They started off free ranging and with their mother's milk. They have spent the whole summer being rotated through the forest to forage for nuts, ferns, grubs and the like. They are being finished on pasture, acorns, pumpkins, and cow and goat milk from right here, plus some WV grain.
Handmade Lard & Goat Milk Soaps
We render the lard, milk the goats, and harvest fresh herbs from our farm for rich, skin-nourishing soap. This traditional Appalachian recipe serves as a sustainable and eco-friendly base for unique soaps like Blood Orange Buttercup, Wineberry, and our signature Sassafras. You can find our soaps at Oddbird Gift Emporium in Charleston, WV. Online sales will resume 2017!
Pastured Thanksgiving Turkeys
Tired of the same ol' "commercial" Christmas tree?
Ever considered a different species?
Select your own beyond-organic, unique tree this year:
I have many beautiful holly trees that could be thinned.... "At some point the holly became significant to Christians. At first it was placed within decorations that adorned doors as a method of preventing persecution. The power of the holly as a method of preventing unforeseeable trouble was not limited to the problems that earthly creatures could inflict but also demonic forces. It was believed that hanging the holly on the door of any home would prevent the entry of terrifying spectres who were more likely to attack during the holy days. Soon it began getting more mainstream acceptance as an essential symbol of Christmas festivals, as expected the initial purpose of the holly became less recognized by the Christians who used it in yearly celebrations.
Another part of its symbolic significance is related to the crucifixion of Christ who wore a crown of thorns that caused him to bleed from his head. Thus the look of the hollies is similar to the look of Christ's make-shift crown, and the berries symbolize the blood that oozed forth from Christ during his darkest hours. The holly is, subsequently more of a religious symbol for those who subscribe to this metaphorical depiction of the widely-popular plant."
I also have some hemlock which would make lovely "Charlie Brown" trees (smaller ones can be dug and replanted if desired).
Ones selected need thinned to promote healthier growth in dense stands.
Visit the farm and cut one or have me cut one for you.