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Ag+Art Tour

We are getting very excited about the Ag+Art tour on June 10th! Our farm will be open from 9am to 5pm.

Activities

-wagon hayrides to see the cows, pigs and chickens and learn how and why we raise the animals the way we do

-samples

-lemonade stand with baked goods sold by our oldest and some family friends that are helping with the tour that day – all the money will be given to a local charity

– music by Matt Tucker Band from 12 – 2

– local artisans and crafters:

  • Woodchuck Craft – Roger and Joann Melton with toy boxes, swings, gliders, chairs, saddle stools, pie safe cabinets, hall trees, walking sticks, canes and much more!!
  • Amy Bender with cedar bird houses, varies wooden decor boxes, coasters, and jewelry
  • Lisa Dunn will be selling her books she wrote
  • Vickie Fletcher with Essential Oils
  • Kim Wishert with vinyl work
  • Pallet Creations by Rich and Marie

– we will have our beef, pork, chicken and eggs for sale – make sure to bring a cooler so you can stock up!

Video Update

Take a look at our latest video update.  We have lots of products in stock.  Order now.

Our freezers are stocked!

We hope everyone is having a great week so far!

We now have all our beef cuts in stock. We just updated the inventory this morning. We also have plenty of pork, chicken and eggs.  You can place your orders by going to this link.

You can check our calendar for upcoming deliveries! If you need something in time for Mother’s Day then place your order and you can pick up at the farm.

Now, take a look at some of our recent photos.

Our layers are out foraging. This makes for excellent eggs.

Grass-finished filet mignon. Order yours today.

Look for this truck on when you pick up your order.

Non-GMO Feed Project – Phases 1&2

As you may have seen from some earlier posts, we are working toward being able to mill our own non-GMO feed for our chickens and pigs.  The main reasons why we have not used non-GMO feed in the past is cost and logistics.  By milling our own we feel like we can get around both of these obstacles.  But if we’re going to mill our own feed then we need to be able to store the grains from which the feed is to be made.  So we decided to set up several bins that we had laying around.  The following are some pictures of that process.  We will now need to do some repairs to the bins then install the unloading augers.  Then we will be able to purchase non-GMO grains in bulk from local farmers we have agreements with.

Keep in mind all of our cattle are 100% non-GMO fed.  So if GMOs are a deal-breaker for you, our beef might be an excellent fit.

This is the forms for the concrete pad that the bins are sitting on.

This is the completed pad.

Bringing the second loader to help stand the first bin.

This is how we finished standing the bins. Notice the strap and come-along hooked to the front of the tractor.

The first bin anchored to the pad.

This is the point at which the biggest problem occurred: a burst hydraulic hose on the loader. Thankfully, the bin was stable at the time that the hose failed.

All three bins anchored and the site cleaned up.

 

Each bin holds 15 tons which will be plenty of storage for us.  Now on to repairs.

Deliveries and News

We hope you are all doing great! Hope you all enjoyed the rain as much as we did and the cows! All the rain really helped the grass grow!

We have several deliveries coming up on Saturday April 22nd. We will be at the Clover location at 9:00 am, Lake Wylie at 10:00 am and Tega Cay at 11:00 am. If you would like to place an order for any of these location please do so by Friday at noon.

You can check our calendar for more upcoming deliveries.

Contact us if you are interested in bulk pork or bulk beef. We are also still offering Subscription boxes that you can sign up for.

We are getting plenty of eggs so don’t forget to add them to your order!

We are offering tours for groups of 10 or more. If you know of some people in your family or friends that want to see the farm tell them about it and get a group together. If you don’t know of anyone then contact Kelly to find out if we have a group scheduled that you can get in with. It is $5.00 per person and kids under 3 are free. Email kelly@watsonfarmsbeef.com for more information or to schedule a tour.