Spring Hill Farms

  (Newark, Ohio)
Heritage Breed Pastured Pork, Chickens, Grass Fed Beef
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Help Another Small Farmer - Colton's Birthday

Colton's Birthday
Colton celebrated his six month birthday with about 300 other folks who came out to say happy birthday and show their support to to Stephen and Nel Nutbrown.

Colton was recently diagnosed with a rare brain disease that Doctor's say could make this the only birthday we get to celebrate with him so we wanted to make the most of it.

We first met Stephen and Janell a couple of years ago at a camp outing and immediately struck up a friendship. 

Lots of Good Food
Since then they have purchased land and began building a house to fulfill a dream of owning a small farm and raising farm fresh, healthy,  foods to be sold direct just as we do here at Spring Hill Farms.

The name of their farm is Harbridge Farms. They will be raising Tamworth pigs and grass fed beef as well pastured poultry and eggs. The plan is to help us supply customers as well. There was a ton of good food brought in by all the guests and although it was hot we all had a great time. 

A Rare Look at the Master at Work
Stephen and I roasted a hog which took about 15 hours to cook but boy was it delicious!

If you have never had a pig roasted over charcoal you are missing a real treat. Then add my secret sauce that we baste the hog in and you'll join the others who proclaim "the best hog roast we have ever attended."

Care for Colton Fund
Stephen and Janell are facing some expense to care for Colton, if you would like, you can donate to help them by clicking the Paypal link below. Any amount large or small will be appreciated.

Please keep them in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Until next time.....

Contribute to Care for Colton Here.

Cake with Mom!

A New Call to the Farm

Picture"Back to the soil" was never a more attractive proposition and never so worthy of being heeded as during these opening years of the 20 century. It is true that social economists have often uttered this cry because they believed, and rightly, that the overcrowded condition of cities could be relieved, to the immense advantage of everybody concerned, if the congested population found in sections of these human hives could be induced to leave their crowded quarters and become tillers of the soil.

The advocates of the doctrine have had in mind a more decent and desirable condition for the objects of their solitude- a place where they could develop a physical, social and moral life superior to that which is possible to them in their present places places of abode. 

The cry with which this chapter opens, however, is not uttered especially to a crowded urban population. It is uttered to all men-to the inhabitants of every city, of whatever magnitude; to the dwellers in villages and hamlets, and to those who are already on the land, that they may be contented to remain there. It is uttered to the dissatisfied of every condition of life, or to those who ought to be dissatisfied. 

It is the cry, not of social economist only, not only of preachers, teachers, and statesmen, as distinguished from politicians, but of seers, of men who look into the future and see the good things that are there and the better things that are coming. - The New Agriculture 1906

It's hard to believe this was written over one hundred years ago. Back to the soil is the call of 2011.

You truly can develop a physical, social, and superior way of life in the country and on a farm. For the last few decades people have been trying to escape the countryside and head for the concrete.

But a new trend is beginning to surface. A group of society that longs to feel the soil in their hands, watch the animals graze, watch their children grow up with an appreciation for the things of the country.

The older I get the more I realize how much living in the country all my childhood effected me positively.

So I cordially invite you, come out to the countryside and grow something.

  • Grow your children
  • Grow your marriage
  • Grow a garden
  • Grow a flower
  • Grow a pig
  • Grow a cow

It does something for your soul to be connected with land, the community, the farm. Even if you can only come to visit, leave the city for a day and come see us farmers....you'll be glad you did.
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