Possum Tales

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Farm Store

We have a farm store! Finally! As part of the barn we built in 2016, we set aside space for a “farm store.” Animal demands, kids and life have been a higher priority...until now. Our chicken sabbatical has given us enough time to get the room wired, move and clean freezers and organize our meat.…

Save the Date! Solar Tour October 6th

Save the Date!!!  We are thrilled to host a Solar open house on October 6th.  Details Below!  Also, we will have a farm tour at 11am and meat will be available for sale that day in our new solar powered farm store.  (Dine nearby for lunch at the Shorthorn Saloon in Terra Alta!)   Save 

So, What are we doing?

Sooooo, what are we doing? Beef!   We are still raising fabulous beef. You can get some for yourself by emailing, calling or visiting our on-line store. * Community!  We have the time to give back to our community.  Jennie is spearheading a project to build raised garden beds for…

Sabbatical

     Sabbatical   Whew!  We are taking some deep breaths in as we navigate having more time for our children and our hobbies outside of our farm.  It seems almost impossible to be a farmer and avoid being a workaholic and we succumb to the ever present demand of the animals for whom we care.…

Farm Tour- Charleston Gazette Article

This article is reprinted with permission.  The original with lovely photographs can be read here.     TERRA ALTA — Possum Tail Farm nestles quietly in the hills of Preston County.Colorful cattle graze on the lush green grass, while bunnies hop around and the hens congregate.It’s picture-perfect,…

Egg CSA Chicken CSA and 14 year-olds saving the world

Crazy Emails Our online shop host Barn2Door recently had a bug in their system.  It ended up triggering many errant e-mails to customers.  It was really annoying for everybody.  The upside is that customers who received those pesky e-mails can use the coupon code SORRY5 to save $5 off your next…

Spring?

Spring Is Spring around the corner?  We’ve had a few good snows and melts.  That means we do our best to manage the amazing amount of water that comes down from the road and into our front field.  Our first year back in Grandma and Grandpa's house that water ended up flooding our basement.  Brian…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Here is a selfie from our pet turkey for your enjoyment.     This turkey is so personable.  He looks in the house windows to see what we are doing.  He comes over to chat when we are out doing chores.  He showers the hens with unrequited love.  He’s just so..big...compared…

Your Help is Needed

Your help is needed Here on the farm we experience hardships from time to time;  blisteringly cold spells, unpredictable animals,  crop loss. But, this time, there is something you can do to help!  We are running out of space in our freezers.   If you have been waiting to stock up on our Certified…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes We are about to build a barn.  That doesn’t sound mind boggling, but it is. We are about to build a barn! That one sentence conveys that we are in this for the long haul.  We are in our 5th year of farming.  We can finally see that the farm is beginning to be profitable and we…
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