Our family farming history began with my great-great-... (nine generations ago) grandfather Johannes. He, his wife and three children left Saxony, Germany, on April 20, 1734, aboard the ship St. Andrew, mastered by Capt. John Stedman. They landed at Philadelphia on Sept. 22 and eventually settled our family’s first "New World" farm near Society Run in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pa., in 1743. Pig farming was our family’s specialty until the mid 1950s. A lot has changed since then. Our BQA cow–calf operation includes 100% grass-fed registered Red Angus, Hereford and purebred Beefalo; 30 to 35 pastured Duroc and Spot pigs; 100 Freedom Ranger broilers; and 90 Golden Comet and Buff Orpington layers. We organically maintain 80 acres, comprising 15 acres in rotational pastures, 15 acres in tillable cropland, and alfalfa/mixed grass hay on the balance. We have never used chemical pesticides or herbicides on our pastures or hay fields. We are not a "certified" organic farming operation, but we prefer the natural/organic approach to help promote sustainability.
Passion For The Future
Dec 31, 2009
PASSION FOR THE FUTURE
As we prepare to begin a new year, let’s determine to start it with passion, to press on with a desire to lay hold of what GOD wants us to do, not a governmental panel of “experts” or an organization that thinks they know what’s best for you, your cattle the environment and consumers that depend on us for the safest BEEF in the world.
Ask GOD to show you HIS plan for your farming/ranching operation in the coming New Year,
and than live it out to the fullest.
On New Years Eve we may fear what the future holds because of events of this past year.
Let’s look forward to what the New Year holds for us and what we do as cattle producers.
Have no fear!
We need not be chained to our old memories and way’s of doing things because we can move ahead focused on GOD.
Just as God looked over his people and the land in Moses’ time, he still to this day and the coming year(s), will be looking over all of us and our land as we continue to constantly improve how we produce quality food for an ever increasing world population.
Happy New Year
from all of us at:
The Kuhn Family Farm
& Old Country Store
Read: Deuteronomy 11:7-12