Spring on the Farm

This is our first Spring on the farm and it has proven to be a busy one.  We are managing 100+ sheep on our leased property as well as various groups of pigs.  Our cows are split between two other rented properties so that takes a level of coordination and extra travel time.  Our egg layers are with one group of cows, along with all of our broilers.  We have sent two groups of hogs to the butcher, 2 beef and we have processed 800 chickens.  Not to mention the hundreds and hundreds of eggs that we have boxed up!  There is never a lack of work, that's for sure!

One highlight to the Spring has been the arrival of SEVEN livestock guardian dog puppies!  We have six females and one male.  Apparently they got he memo that I am much more prepared to care for girls!  We plan on keeping two of the puppies (already named by our girls- "Daisy" and "Gummy") and selling the remaining five.  Their mama, Cienna, is a wonderful guardian dog and we are excited to have two of her puppies stay on the farm. 

The next big thing happening at Marmilu is the start of Buying Clubs.  We have our first drop in Nashville this week and our first drop in Memphis the week after.  We are excited to be able to provide meat and eggs to people outside of Jackson and look forward to serving a wider area.  If you are in either Memphis or Nashville and would like to know more about hosting or participating in a Buying Club, please send us an email at contact@marmilufarms.com

Lastly, we have had a number of inquiries about bulk purchases.  We are currently sold out of custom orders for both beef and pork, but we will have availability near the end of July.  If you would like to be put on the wait list, please send us an email at contact@marmilufarms.com

Thanks for following along on our journey!


This is Fluffy, our "Bummer" lamb that had to be bottle-fed for the first few weeks of life.  Her mama had twins and for whatever reason, would only nurse her twin.  Our girls were thrilled to have their first bottle-fed animal! Now that Fluffy is out in the field, she is still social and will come to greet us when we visit.  She will undoubtedly be kept as a ewe and not end up on our dinner plate!

This is Fluffy, our "Bummer" lamb that had to be bottle-fed for the first few weeks of life.  Her mama had twins and for whatever reason, would only nurse her twin.  Our girls were thrilled to have their first bottle-fed animal! Now that Fluffy is out in the field, she is still social and will come to greet us when we visit.  She will undoubtedly be kept as a ewe and not end up on our dinner plate!

We have an apple tree in our backyard!  We cannot wait until the end of summer to enjoy the bountiful yield!

We have an apple tree in our backyard!  We cannot wait until the end of summer to enjoy the bountiful yield!

"The secret to a child's language of laughter, their domain of delight, is perspective." -Ann VosKamp

"The secret to a child's language of laughter, their domain of delight, is perspective." -Ann VosKamp

The little lady is our resident chicken catcher! 

The little lady is our resident chicken catcher! 

We moved our sheep down the road to our neighbor's front yard!  We only had to stop traffic for a few minutes and chase a few stragglers out of the bushes!

We moved our sheep down the road to our neighbor's front yard!  We only had to stop traffic for a few minutes and chase a few stragglers out of the bushes!

The most recent addition to the farm- rabbits! 

The most recent addition to the farm- rabbits!