I have fond memories visiting my grandfather and spending time with him in the tobacco patch, stripping tobacco, and tending cattle. My grandfather was a dairy farmer for many years, grew tobacco and then went to raising beef cattle. Many of my fondest memories as a child was spending time with him on his farm. In 2007 I built a house on our family farm in Middle Tennessee with the goals of getting back to my roots. The required quite a bit of work, rebuilding barns, fencing.
A few years later I was married and the father of two. I set out with the goal of raising my children the way I was raised and "to know where food comes from". I'm blessed to live on a family farm with my kids grandparents in the back yard. Its great getting back to my roots and giving my kids the opportunity to grow up around farm life, caring for livestock, and learning the value of hard work. Also, creating great memories with their grandparents so close. Its a blessing and for that we are so grateful.
We put out a garden every year and started with chickens and cows. Soon after we added a few goats. I started out raising commercial goats alongside my cows.
I met some good people in my area who have raised goats for over 20 years who I've learned a lot from. I look forward to what the future brings for us here at Rocky Hill Kikos.