Our Father’s Farm & The Fuhrmann Family

Small family farm providing pasture raised beef, poultry, and eggs. We also supply Raw-Milk through herd-shares, all-natural fresh-baked goods, and seasonal produce to Lynchburg, Roanoke,Danville, and beyond.

2014 Great Pyrenees Puppies!

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Apr-11-2014

We have been really busy getting ready for the spring and summer! For our farm this is the busiest time of the year! We’re also busy getting ready for our 

Annual Open House/Field day, May 3rd 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm there will be two really fun farm tours at 11:00 and 2:00. If you would like to learn more or if you have questions             click here!

This season is full of Hard work, fun, Hot sun, swimming, having homemade ice cream, and so many other fun and hard things that come!:) But one of my favorites is that this is the season of New Birth! 

So with Birth in mind look at the rest of this post:)

Earlier on the web I posted about Great Pyrenees Puppies. We had a litter in February so I am going to show you some pictures we took of them a few days ago they are about 5 weeks old.

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Above: Is the only female great Pyrenees puppy:)

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Above, Is one of the adorable Great Pyrenees Puppies!

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They are so fun to have!

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All eight of the Puppies are living up with there mother in a dog house that is next to the chicken house. They love it!

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Above: It is so fun to watch them play!

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They are  growing so fast! All of them enjoy fresh raw milk as often as it is available.

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Me and Josh organizing the “Litter” shoot.

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We took lots of pictures but this was on of the best:)

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Puppies having a fun time together! Growing up in a healthy happy environment.

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Three of the cute boys!

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Cuteness!!!!

Baby things are the cutest sweetest and my favorite things in the World!

From my baby brothers and sisters, to kittens, puppies, calves, foals and colts, chicks, ducklings, and all the other baby things they all give so much joy!

If you would like to come out and see the puppies and other farm animals your self this is a perfect season! Just give us a call  (434)-656-1188 or email us info@ourfathersfarmva.com.

Posted by: Hope Fuhrmann

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Spring is in the air!

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Mar-20-2014

Hope and Dasiy

Hope and Daisy May.

Daffodowndilly

by A.A. Milne

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
“Winter is dead.”

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Above: Timmy and Dad’s brother, Uncle Alain getting ready to move the chickens.

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Above: John David enjoys standing in the feed can and giving tiny handfuls of alfalfa to the sweet cows.   They love him!

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Above: Pretty Daisy!

I have been blessed

song: author unknown.

“When He moves among us, all that he dos, all of his goodness, and all of his love;

if the pen of the writer could write every day, even this world could never contain how I have been blessed.

The warmth in the winter the flowers  of spring, the laughter in summer; and the changing of leaves, oh I have been blessed!…”

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Above:  Clover,  one of the  sweet healthy heifers.

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Above: Kefir and Honey, two of our wonderful cows

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Above: Timmy enjoying the water!

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Spring is in the air!

by Sheila Fuhrmann

It’s what chases off the cold,

It’s the season of new birth;

It makes the colors bold,

And brings life from dismal earth.

All earth is full of light,

And grows without a care;

Life  sing with all your might,

For… spring is in the air!

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 May our God richly bless you all as you enter this beautiful season!

wishing you a…

HAPPY SPRING! 

With love from the team at ‘Our Father’s Farm’ 

Jack & Kim

Samuel

Joshua

Sheila

Hope

Timothy

Joy

Daniel

Peace

and John David

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Great Pyrenees Puppies!

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Mar-18-2014

Our Father’s Farm

Great Pyrenees Live Stock Guarding Dogs

 

We have 10 Great Pyrenees puppies 8 males and 2 females

Born: March, 10th 2014

Price:  $350

The dogs are raised on our farm with chickens, cows, cats, other dogs, and our family.  They are being raised on a very healthy, mostly raw diet during the weaning process.

They will be ready for pick up at 8 weeks. May 4th, 2014.

To reserve a puppy, a $50 deposit is required

If you have any questions please call or email us

Tel: 434-656-1188  Email: greatpyrenees@ourfathersfarmva.com

The great pyrenees puppies are so cute and sweet! They were only born a week ago!

These are great live stock guarding dogs! Our chickens can prove to it!

Before we had Great Pyrenees dogs we were losing so many chickens to predators such as raccoon, opossums, foxes and the worst of all Owls and hawks! The owls & hawks were worst because it is illegal to kill or hunt them!

When we got our first live stock guardian dogs named Bear and Bella. These big dogs simply have to let out a BIG bark to scare away most animals. And even better, these dogs love what they do! But you have to be careful to make sure from when they are puppies to keep them working with your animals so that they can create the great bond that is necessary!

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Pictured above: Bella! We got Bella as a little 8 week old puppy!

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Pictured above: Bella Now!

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Pictured above: We got bear when he was 2 years old. He is a great guard!

Now here are some pictures from Bella and Bear’s 2013 Litter.

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Pictured above: Bear and Bella are so sweet!  Bella is the best great Pyrenees mother!

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Above: The puppies at about 3 weeks. Their eyes are just opening!

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 Snoozing! :)

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The first year of a puppy’s life is full of eating sleeping and growing! These great Pyrenees grow so much in the first 8 weeks we have them.

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Above: Hope Holding two of the great Pyrenees. They are so adorable and fluffy!

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 The puppies at about 6 weeks.

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Above: Sweet little things!

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Above: Peace keeping all her ducks or puppies in a row :)

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Above: When the puppies got older we would take a few at a time and bring them in with the little chicks we were raising at the time. Teaching them to not chase or bite them. They had a good time.

Posted by: Hope Fuhrmann

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May: Save the Date!

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Mar-17-2014

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Our Father’s Farm Open house and Field day!!!  Hope to see you there!

Our Father’s Farm 

Annual Open House/Field Day!

SAVE THE DATE!

An amazing day full of fun and learning!

About the day!

 

Date: Saturday May 3rd 2014

Rain Date: Saturday May 10th 2014

Where: At Our Father’s Farm

2664 Deer view Road Gretna, VA 24557

Time: 10 AM – 3 PM

Tour times: -Tour 11:00 AM, Tour 2 PM

And a special time of creating special memories with the whole family!

 More details to follow.

Contact us at:

Tel: (434)-656-1188

Email:  orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

Snow!

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Feb-22-2014

We have been enjoying sledding in the snow! But chores are a bit tougher for the animals and us :)

Here is a little glimpse of what

“Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family” have been doing!

Snow is beautiful and we have enjoyed it so much! All the seasons are so wonderful and God was so kind to make them for us. Just as soon as you get tired of one another comes! One of my favorite parts of winter is the Snow! As it spreads out over the land and trees white and pure and clean, it reminds us of  God’s love and forgiveness that He spreads abroad in our hearts and lives.

Here are a few pictures

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Great is Thy faithfulness, oh God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

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It was snowing so hard for almost 2 days! Above the hens are trying to weather the storm:)

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Above: Timmy (along with the rest of us)  are getting ready to start morning chores.

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 God has made all things and with out him was not anything made!

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I got a shot of a cute little bird! Enjoying the snow from the tree tops)

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The good old red roofed farm house!

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The snow is starting to melt and slide of the rooves.

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Four of the milk cows waiting there turn for milking

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 The Lord liveth and blessed be the rock of salvation!

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And the Glory of the Lord Shall be revealed!

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And His name shalt be called “Wonderful!, Counsaler!, The Mighty God the everlasting father the prince of peace.

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Above: Lady (the horse)

Now the FUN of snow begins!!!!!

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Ready?

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Set?

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GO!!!!!!

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We went out to a hill in one of the fields and really enjoyed our selves!

For the Lord God omnipotent raineth! Hallelujah!

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We packed the snow and made a little jump! It went so fast and was really fun! We had a great time making memories with some of the best people in the world “Family”!

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Josh and Timmy built an igloo sort of thing:) And it is just the perfect size for Danny!

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Little “Daisy May” (the new puppy) Had a fun time with us all. But it was hard for her to plunge through the snow! she kept on falling through and getting stuck.

SLEDDING JUMPS!!! Now we are going to show some of the crazy jumps we made!

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Danny is coming…..

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Wow!’

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And he is still smiling!

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He is about to go for a crash landing.

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Ouch! But fun:)

We were having a brothers weekend hosted at our house. Dad/Jack has three other brothers they all came down with our cousin Emily.

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Pictured above. Left to right: Jack/Dad, Uncle Alain, Grandmere, Uncle Tom, & Uncle Henri.

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Pictured above: Timmy is taking Uncle Tom for a fast ride!

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Pictured above: Uncle Henri flying over a jump! It was almost more fun than sledding yourself to see all the uncles’ faces and how crazy their rides were!

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Pictured above: Dad had a ride on the saucer:)

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Pictured Above:  Uncle Henri and Dad/Jack sledding down the hill! It was so funny to see “men”  playing/sledding:) They were so Great!

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How wonderful it is to be with family!

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And the Lord’s generations shall spread the gospel and their seed shall be for Him!

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Posted by:  Hope Fuhrmann
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Eggs

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Feb-21-2014

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Fresh delicious Eggs.  BUY YOURS TODAY!!!!!

EGGS are coming! YUMMY! YAY!

Our new 400 “Barred Rock” heritage hens are starting to lay! It is wonderful to have eggs again! There is a big difference in fresh, beyond organic, free range, Non-GMO and Soy-Free fed chicken eggs. 

 Remember our chickens only eat the best non GMO feed available and have free range of the farm all day.  The yolks are almost orange and so full of rich healthy fats and vitamins!

Set up your ongoing weekly order now.

You can pre order as many dozen eggs as you desire to be reserved for you weekly. They will automatically be dropped at your delivery site each week; or be available on farm.

Dozen large eggs: $4.88 + tax

Dozen Medium eggs: $4.40 +tax  (these are only available for the first few months as the new                                                 hens are starting to lay.)

To Reserve or Order eggs for deliverise or farm pick up email or call:

Tel: (434)-656-1188

Email:  orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

We are sorry for the shortage in dairy products but we hope things will get better as the spirng comes on. Bear with us as we work with “real” farm life difficulties :)

Pictured above: 2 of the barred rock hens, producing eggs for us.

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

Chocolate Lab Puppies Jan. 2014 Litter

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Jan-23-2014

Our Father’s Farm Purebred Chocolate Lab Puppies.

 

Striving to raise Healthy and Happy Puppies to bless and serve you for years to come!

From Our Farm to Your Fork!

Purebred Chocolate Lab Puppies

                       

Litter #3

Born: December, 18th, 2013

Pick up date: February, 9th, 2014

All of the puppies are energetic, happy and most important of all healthy! We strive to raise healthy puppies and try to give them the best start.  With our family of  12 the puppies are well socialized (not to mention all the friends and visitors). They drink raw fresh cows milk and eat lots of raw meat and bones (from our farm). 

WHAT DO I DO IF I PURCHASED A PUPPY FROM THIS LITTER?           

If you are one of the puppy customers that got to buy a puppy from this litter please choose which one of the puppies you want, email us at:  sam@ourfathersfarmva.com      

HOW DO I GET ON THE WAITING LIST?                      

If you are interested in getting on our waiting list for future litters, please call: (434)-483-8688 or email: sam@ourfathersfarmva.com 

 

 

Puppy #1 (F) Sold

Puppy #2 (F) SOLD

Puppy #3 (F) Sold

Puppy #4 (M) SOLD

Puppy #5 (M) Sold

Puppy #6 (M) Sold

Puppy #7 (M) SOLD

Puppy #8 (M) Sold

Puppy #9 (M) SOLD

 

              The puppies’ beautiful & healthy mother

                Meadow Sophie of Our Father’s Farm:

 Meadow is 4 years old, she has such a sweet temperament and is very pretty.  She is gentle with all from babies on up to Grandmothers.  Meadow has successfully completed Home Companion courses 1 and 2 as well as receiving the AKC Canine Good Citizen Award.  She weighs a nice 65 lbs. This is her third litter with us, and she is an excellent and attentive Mom. She has a milk chocolate coat which is very sleek, glossy and smooth. Expect her puppies to mature to the 60-75 lb. range. Rhyme Time of Covenant Farms is the sire.

Thank you so much for your interest,

The Chocolate Lab Puppy Team 

                         Our Father’s Farm Purebred Chocolate Lab Puppies.

                                      2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

                                                           434-483-8688

                                                www.ourfathersfarmva.com

                                                sam@ourfathersfarmva.com

Beef Available

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Jan-16-2014

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Grass fed beef at its finest. 

Where’s the beef?
At Our Father’s Farm!!! (grassfed all natural delicious healthy beef that is :-) 

We have lots of beef available for delivery and pick up!  We love being able to suply healthy products to others!  Being raised on lots of nice pasture and on good grass and hay make for cows that are happy and healthy.  Don’t miss your chance to get some great beef!!

Product Price per pound Quantity
45lb Share of Beef  $        6.50
Ground Beef  $        6.50
Beef Roasts
Chuck Roast  $        6.50
Shoulder Roast  $        6.50
Sirloin Tip Roast  $        7.00
Eye of Round Roast  $        7.00
Beef Steaks
Steaks – T Bone  $      17.00
Steaks – Rib eye  $      15.00
Steaks – Sirloin  $      13.50
Beef:
Ground Beef  $        6.50
Beef Liver (Sliced)  $        4.50
Marrow Bone (femer)  $        3.00
Bone Broth Special  $      20.00

We have chicken parts but are sold out of whole chickens, we do have dairy products and herd shares are currently available,  other products are available in the store.

For a complete price list click here.

If you would like to place an order then please email or call:

Tel: (434)-656-1188

Email:  orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

Thanks and God bless you!
-Hope Fuhrmann

Peace Holding one of the new puppies.

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

Chocolate Lab Puppies!

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Jan-16-2014

We are praising the Lord for allowing us another litter of healthy beautiful chocolate lab puppies!  It is really a fun time for all of us.  We enjoy so much having nine little cute pups on the farm!  It’s so fun to go out there and play tug a war or just let them sleep on you.  It’s fun to have new little baby things to show family and friends when they come.  Every move they make is so cute!  We are very excited because this litter we are going to keep one of the females.  That means we will have a little puppy all its growing up!  SO FUN!  But also lots of work:) Like everything else:)  The little children are really enjoying getting to play with them. Here are a few pictures

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Pictured Above: Peace holding one of the cute puppies. Peace is growing into a sweet little girl.

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 Pictured Above: One of the puppies giving a little bark. They try to sound like the big boss but it really does not work:) So cute. 

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Pictured Above: Two of the puppies touching noses:)

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Pictured below right:  Danial (we call him Danny) loves sitting with the puppies and holding them while they sleep. He is getting to be really helpful around the farm and house!

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Pictured Above:  The puppies are getting so big and healthy, they love drinking raw milk.

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Pictured bellow left: “Tom” the little kitten loves having the puppies  for friends. You will always find him in the pen with the puppies, eating, drinking,  sleeping and playing. They really love each other! 

  •  EXTRA INFORMATION.

Feel free to come out and visit the farm, and see the puppies.  You can come out on one of the days the farm store is open, Wednesday and Saturday.  

All puppies of this litter are already spoken for, but if you would like to be put on the waiting list for a future litter, then please email  sam@ourfathersfarmva.com  

If you would like to comment on posts or contact us then please go to the  “Contact Us” page. We would love to hear from you!

 

Christmas Festival Weather?

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Dec-12-2013

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A Christmas Festival at Our Father’s inclement weather plan

Despite a bleak forecast, we will still be here snow or shine ready to give a farm tour, the store will still be open and there will be some great deals! We will still have snacks, hot cider, and teeccino and hopefully healthy holiday baked goods. Please feel free to come out and check things out! It would be great if you would like a farm tour only make sure you bring a coat and boots:) 

Due to lots of mud and forecast bad weather the Caroling concert and play parts of the event are cancelled. :(

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

Christmas Festival!

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Dec-9-2013

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We hope to see you there!
A Christmas Festival at Our Father’s Farm!

Saturday December 14th 2013 

 

Join us on the farm for a celebration of the reason for Christmas.  There will be a Christmas Carol Concert and play, an opportunity for your family to get a “Nativity picture” made (we’ll have a place with costumes and animals so your kids can do a dress up picture), healthy holiday bake sale, farm tours, milking demonstrations, hay rides, shopping at the farm store and more.  Festivites will be from 10-3.  Weather permitting.  Picnic areas will be available as well as concessions.  We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

There will be 1 show scheduled for 1 PM  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, comfy warm clothes, old shoes, your sing-along voice, and a heart ready to be blessed! Also there will be 2 farm tours the first one at 11 AM and the second at 2 PM . See you there!

About the Day!

Christmas Celebration Show!

There will be a Chirstmas show at 1:00 pm. We will have a live nativity skit and some christmas carols being sung by our youth and children’s choir.  You’re welcome to join in as we’ll sing traditional favorites and celebrate Christ’s birth and all that it means! 

 

Christmas Basket Drawing!

At the welcome tent we will have a big basket full of all different festive delicious things such as Local all natrural honey, tea, teeccino, honey candies, nuts, some baked goodies, an Our Father’s Farm certificate and more!

When you get to the welcome tent be sure to write your email address to be added to our update list and put your name in for the drawing!

 

Bake Sale!

There will be several different kinds of healthy holiday baked goods! Like different kind of breads, Chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, apple ginger cake, and more!  All baked goods made from freshly milled organic flours and the very best ingredients.

 

Hot drink and snacks will be available!

 

Hot Cider with cinnamon sticks,

Hot Teeccino

And Freshly popped organic Popcorn

hot soup and chili?

 

Farm Store!

The Farm store will be open and available for shopping!

We really hope  you all stop by and see our new little set up! We have lots of deliciosu healhty products for sale! 

 

Farm Tour/Pasture Walk!

There will be two farm tours in the day!  The farm tours are a great way of learning while also having fun seeing all the animals and learning how we raise healthy humans and animals! :-) You will see Chickens, Pullets, Cows/Calves, the donkey and horse too.  

BONUS:

Also included in the farm tour will be a MILKING DEMO! Where you can see how to milk a cow and if you want you can try it yourself! 

This is going to be a great time and we really hope you can make it!

 

 

 

If you have any quitions then please contact us at:

Phone: 

(434)-656-1188

Email:

orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

Save the Date!

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Nov-19-2013

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We hope to see all of you there!

SAVE THE DATE!

A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

At Our Fathers Farm December 14th 2013

Come out and enjoy a day of celebrating the Real Reason for the season!

Live Nativity Play, Christmas Carol Concert and singalong, Farm Tours, yummy nourishing concessions, healthy holiday bake sale, and the farm store will be well stocked and open for your convenience!  We look forward to seeing you and your family out here on Our Father’s Farm

And a special time of creating special memories with the whole family!

 

 More details to follow.

Contact us at:

Tel: (434)-656-1188

Email:  orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

ABC News

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Nov-11-2013

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Cute little John David Fuhrmann 
 

Isabella’s Restaurant and

Our Father’s Farm on ABC News!

 

As some of  you know, our family farm has been having some difficulties. One of the big challenges was losing almost 100 % of our turkeys! God showed us to trust Him and not worry about the farm and to focus on reaching out to others.  Then He began to shower us with blessings! Our sweet friends and customers at Isabella’s Restaurant have really stepped up and helped out in an amazing way!  We are very humbled, grateful and touched by this gesture from the Isabella’s family and the community!  To God be the Glory!  

Please watch this little clip to see more! 

Please watch this little clip to see more! 

http://www.wset.com/video?clipId=9512790&autostart=true

above is the link to the clip on ABC news showed Sunday night at 6 aclock.

 

email us at:

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Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

Healthy Eating Healthy Living Class Nov 16 2013

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Nov-7-2013

Our Father’s Farm

                               

 Eat Fresh

Buy Local

Be Healthy

Support community

 

Hope, John David, & Daniel
 

Healthy Eating Healthy Living Seminar

Come and enjoy a one day seminar studying the truths of divine design and personal responsibility with regard to how we live and eat.

Saturday, November 16th

at Our Father’s Farm

10:00-4:00 (Lunch Included)

Please come out and enjoy a wonderful day of learning!

 

A sampling of topics include:  why, where, and how to source local, organic foods at better prices, how to prepare these more expensive “real foods” the best ways possible, caring for your skin and gut naturally with home made nature’s products and lacto fermented foods and condiments, creating a homeopathic health care kit for your family and learning how and when to administer home remedies… and much more.
Cost $65 which includes, the day long seminar, a booklet of information and recipes we will learn about during the class, a brief farm tour and a lunch made from delicious natural foods from the farm so you can taste what you’ll be learning about.

 

Call or email to secure a spot in this class, seats are limited.  Please make checks payable to “Our Father’s Farm” and send to the address below.  We look forward to seeing some of you for an exciting day of learning, tasting, seeing, and doing!

 

orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

 

Testimony from a previous class:

 

“I loved hearing Kim’s journey to healthy eating- it is empowering & filled with encouragement.  I walked away from the workshop with  knowledge, motivation and the desire to take the time to provide & prepare my best to serve my family.  I enjoyed the hands on time in the kitchen learning a new way to prepare healthy food.

Kim speaks through experience and her convictions and joy for what she shares is amazing.”

 

Our Email and phone number below:

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

or 434-656-1188. We hope you can make it!

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

A2A2 Raw Milk Herd Shares Available

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Oct-9-2013

Our Father’s Farm

From Our Farm to Your Table!

Quality you can trust.

Food you will love.

Buy local.

Support Community.

That’s Sustainable!

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Pictured above is our dairy products, butter, A2A2 Milk, Yogurt, Cream and Kefir.
 

We Have Raw milk herd shares and other dairy products available now! Now is the time to get wonderful healthy reviving and Nutrient full Dairy products, from Our Father’s Farm!

Raw Milk!

We now have herd shares available for Raw Milk.  You can purchase a share in our beautiful Jersey herd and drink creamy delicious raw milk. As herd share owners, you are also elidgeble to receive Yogurt, Kefir, Butter, Cream, and more.

 

Check out our Web site for more information or e-mail us.

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

 

 

What is A2A2 Milk?

This is a question that we began to ask several months ago.  We like most had assumed that all Jersey cows had the superior digestive milk proteins contained in A2A2 milk.  Now with Genetic testing we are learning that this is not always the case.  We are testing each cow and have identified which have it and which don’t.  A2A2 milk is especially important for infants and those with unhealthy guts.

Please read the articles for more info., or give us a call.

A2A2 Milk Article Hand Picked Nation

Or

The Bovine Article

We always strive to give our family and yours the best nutriant dense health food possible.  We are working hard to make our herd a pure A2A2 herd but it will take some time.  We are currently offering A2A2 milk to customers at their request for just $5 extra per month per share (this cost covers milk handling and genetic testing).

 

 

What is available for order now,

If you are one of our Herd share customers and would like to order some of the dairy products or if you would like to buy or are interested in the herd share program then please email or call at:

434-656-1188

orders@ourfathersfarmva.com 

 

Our Father’s Farm has available only for herd share customers.

Yogurt 1 quart $4.00

Kefir 1 quart $4.00

Butter  1 1/2 lb $8.00

Cream 1 pint $4.00

Herd Shares

Store hours:

Wednesday and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

 

Farm Girl Note:

We really enjoy having a farm! And the milk cows are a very fun part of it. We enjoy the time when the cows are calving, we also enjoy having healthy, beyond-organic, well-taken-care-of cows that produce healthy and wonderful tasting milk for us and others! We enjoy deliceous kefir smoothies, the yummy butter on toast, the cream for homeade ice cream!, and yogurt with granola and local honey! If you would like to learn more or even sample these special dairy products please come out to the farm on Wednesday or Saturday when our store is open or call for an appointment.  We also deliver to Lynchburg on Friday and Roanoke on Tuesday.

We would love to serve you!

-Thank you!  Hope Fuhrmann

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

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Chicken Processing

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on May-27-2013

Our Father’s Farm
Quality you can trust

Food you will love

Buy local.

Support Community.

That’s Sustainable!

Our Father’s Farm New Chicken house.
The First Fresh Chickens of the Year:

We are going to process about 150 chickens Thursday the 30th of may. Please consider coming out and helping us with the processing, it’s a great homesteading adventure, learning to process your own chickens.

You can come and pick them up fresh on Thursday afternoon, or we can deliver them frozen to our usually delivery points. We will have whole chickens and some parts, let us know what you want.  You can order by e-mail or phone.  For our price list click here .  The whole chickens are 3.95 a pound. orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

All Natural beyond organic chickens:

fed non GMO grain and they are on grass. The new chicken house we have allows them to have fresh air constantly! As you can see in the picture above there are no sides which lets the air circulate through. They are the healthiest chickens! I have seen them running around in the grass fenced in area looking for bugs, and over all living a very relaxed not stressed happy life! They are the best tasting, tender and healthy chickens ever!

Hope Fuhrmann

Below is a recipe maybe some of you will enjoy.

Garlic Chicken Pasta

2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite sized pieces (great way to use up leftover chicken)
1 clove garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or more if you like lots of garlic)
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pasta
3 cups whole milk
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 t. sea salt
grated Parmesan cheese

In a skillet, saute chicken and garlic in olive oil.  Turn to low heat to keep warm.  Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a big pot with the milk, butter and salt.  Stir almost constantly, especially as the pasta is becoming tender and the milk is beginning to boil.  Cook and stir over medium heat until pasta is tender and the starch from the pasta has thickened the milk, creating a creamy sauce.  Stir in the chicken and serve immediately…sprinkling Parmesan cheese on each serving.

The chickens when they were younger.  Bear the chickens guard Dog.  Yummy Grilled Chicken!

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

Farm Update May 2012

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on May-9-2012

Our Father’s Farm

Local, Sustainable, Natural, 

Family farm to table

 

Two day old Broiler chicks

Fresh Chickens

We are processing our first batch of chickens for the year.  You can come to the farm to pick them up, order them and have them delivered to Lynchburg or Roanoke.  Please specify if you want them frozen or refridgerated.  Our prices remain at $3.95 per pound and we use non-GMO chicken feed. 

orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

Raw Milk

We now have herd shares available for Raw Milk.  You can purchase a share in our beautiful Jersey herd and drink creamy delicious raw milk. As herd share owners you are also elidgeble to receive Yogurt, Kefir, Butter, Cream, and more.  Check out our Web site for more information or e-mail us.

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

Farm Store Hours    

As well as having weekly deliveries to Lynchburg and Roanoke, we have a small farm store.

The Farm store is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from sunrise to sunset.  You are welcome to come with the family, visit the farm, and picnic by the pond.  New Kittens, calves, chickens, bees, cows, and more.  Give us a call to let us know your on your way.  434-656-1188

Farm Tours

We love giving farm tours.  Please consider getting a group together to visit the farm.  It’s very educational.  Homeschool and school groups are welcome.  You can even milk a cow, collect eggs, catch chickens, hold chicks, pet the kittens, taste milk and honey, and more.

info@ourfathersfarmva.com 

Our Father’s Farm and the Fuhrmann Family

2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557

434-656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

info@ourfathersfarmva.com

Lab Puppies For Sale

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Dec-7-2011
Chocolate Lab Puppies
Next Litter Due: Nov/Dec
See “Puppies” Tab above

Chocolate Lab Puppies

Pure Bred & Registered

Veterinarian-Checked

First Shots & De-wormed

Family raised / Free to Roam Farm, not Kenneled

Well-Socialized with people and animals

At Our Father’s Farm, all of our dogs are pets and workers.They are not caged, but run free on our beautiful 115-acre farm. All of our dogs are well trained in basic obedience.  The adult dogs and the puppies are all well-socialized with people and other animals. The puppies are handled often by our eight children.

A Lab Puppy from Our Father’s Farm is a friend you will cherish for years. Labrador Retrievers have an enduring reputation for gentle temperament, ease of handling and training, intelligence and loyalty. They are truly the perfect family pet!

No Puppies available now.

Next litter due: November/December

Note: email to sam@ourfathersfarmva.com

These puppies will have nice, even temperaments.

Both Meadow(dam) & Rhyme(sire) have smooth, glossy coats.
Expect these puppies to reach mature size around the 60-75 lb. range.

These puppies will carry CKC registration. Ready for new homes around January 9th.
You are welcome to visit your puppy before the pick up date.

$600

Deposit:  A $100 deposit is required to reserve your puppy.

2011 Litter:

Puppies at 3 1/2 weeks

Puppy #1 (M)

Puppy #2 (F)–(Reserved)

Puppy #3 (M)

Puppy #4 (F)

Puppy #5 (M)

Puppy #6 (F)


 

The Parents of these Beautiful Puppies

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Meadow, the Dame

Meadow Sophie of Our Father’s Farm: is almost 3 years old. Meadow has such a sweet temperament and is very pretty.  She is gentle with babies on up to Grandmothers.  Meadow has successfully completed Home Companion courses 1 and 2 as well as receiving the AKC Canine Good Citizen Award.  She weighs a nice 65 lbs. This is her first litter with us, and she is proving to be an excellent and attentive Mom. She has a milk chocolate coat which is very sleek, glossy and smooth. Expect her puppies to mature to the 60-75 lb. range with Rhyme Time as the sire.

Rhyme Time at Covenant Farmis 2 years old. This is his first litter with Meadow. Rhyme has a beautiful dark chocolate coat, broad head and thick, otter tail. He weighs about 80 lbs. He’s a gentle lad, with a heart to please. He’s gentle with puppies and babies, and would love nothing better than to sit at your feet all day. But throw him a stick or a ball, and he’ll be just as happy! Rhyme has some good championship titled dogs in his pedigree.

Our Father’s Farm
2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557
www.ourfathersfarmva.com
info@ourfathersfarmva.com
434-656-1188

Vegetables available through partnering farm

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Dec-5-2011
Our Father’s Farm news
 

Offering shares in the

2012 growing season!

Local Certified Naturally

grown Vegetables!
 

Once again Our Father’s Farm is partnering with Starwberry Creed Farm in order to provide our customers with certified naturally grown fresh vegetables.  Strawberry Creek farms is offering shares in their harvest for 2012.  You purchase a share or half share depending on your weekly needs and you get fresh vegetables every week of the growing season.  We are willing to deliver the goods to our drop sites in Lynchburg, and Roanoke.

Please visit the web site for more details.  http://strawberrycreekfarm.wordpress.com/csa/   

Sign up directly with Strawberry Creek Farms and we will deliver your vegetables without a delivery fee if you are already getting milk.

Thanks so much for making sustainable farming a reality.
 

Jack and Kim Fuhrmann
with Samuel, Joshua, Sheila Grace, Hope, Timothy, Joy, Daniel, Peace, and Grandmere
 
 
Our Father’s Farm
2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557
www.ourfathersfarmva.com
info@ourfathersfarmva.com
434-656-1188

13 July 2011 To Your Health! Farm Update

Posted by The Fuhrmanns on Jul-13-2011

To Your Health! from Our Father’s Farm.
13 July 2011


Peace the youngest of 8 is helping to collect eggs

CHICKEN  
Kim Fuhrmann

The perfect summer meat…
Chicken. 
Delicious so good for you so easy to digest and with literally a million ways to prepare it– it’s just too good :-).  Our chickens are raised on chemical free pasture and moved daily to fresh foraging grounds.  They’re fed a non-GMO feed and they’re processing out so big and healthy.
One thing to remember about any grass fed/raised meats is that they taste better when cooked “low and slow” but that is the healthiest way to enjoy those meats anyway! 

Our chicken sell for $3.95/lb the are 4.5 – 5.5lbs.  For the rest of July we’re running a special. 
 $10 off  
the total when you purchase 4 or more chickens.

One of our chickens can easily feed a “large family” four beautiful dinners.  How?  I’m sending  a link below to some recipes, but we get two 9X13 casseroles, and two 5 quart pots of soup from one chicken.  You can use the broth to make stew or soup or in other casseroles (like home made mac and cheese) which would normally call for cream of blick canned soup… I’m just going to attach recipes and share some things I’ve learned from two generations ago when people used all the food before they started throwing stuff away J.  So if you break this chicken down into 4-6 meals the beautiful-delicious-beyond-organic meat element for each meal now costs you only $3-5 per meal.  Conventional grocery stores can’t beat that!  And you know that every bite is as good for you as it is just plain good!  You can also grill the meat if you like it cooked that way.  It’s best when marinated from 30 minutes to 24 hours.  I like to marinate in a zip lock in the fridge and turn it around frequently.  Delicious.
 
We’re in the midst of our chicken season.  The weather has been great and the grass is full of good things to eat.  These birds are looking so good.  We now have a freezer full of nice whole chickens as well as a few cuts.  We will have fresh chicken available Saturday, July 23rd.  Some customers came out to the farm to pick up fresh chickens last processing day and you can call or email if you want to arrange that.  We recommend that to people who want to buy in quantity and then cut up and freeze their chickens in parts for future yummy meals.  Otherwise, we freeze them and you can get them whenever. These chickens are raised on a beautiful non-GMO feed and on pasture.  They’re delicious and so good for you down to the last drop.  Remember that on our farm we try to mimic nature and the flow of seasons.  Chickens are only available until the end of November.  So plan accordingly.  Many customers considered what they would need to last them through the winter and purchased with “stocking up” in mind.  The chickens last very well in the freezer.  If you let us know how many you need to get you through the “chickenless months” we can better plan how many we raise.  We are so blessed to serve you all by raising this nourishing yummy food.  Thank you for your support! 
  
Kim’s Recipes

 

Thanksgiving Turkey??!!
It seems crazy to even think about something so far away, but we are already raising some turkey chicks (Poults) on beautiful pasture and non-GMO feed, raw milk and fresh kitchen scraps.  These turkeys will make your taste buds and holiday guests sing.  Turkey pick-up day is one of our favorite days of the year when we get to see so many of you face to face and give you a little tour of the farm.  It’s a wonderful culmination to the end of the growing season and we love celebrating it with you all.  Supply is limited and we already have a sign up sheet filling so call or email if you’re interested in some Thanksgiving Goodness.  Reserve your Turkey by sending a $20 deposit, you pay the remaining balance when you pick up you bird. mailto:orders@ourfathersfarmva.com

Our Father’s Farm    Farming with Integrity
Jack
As you shop around at farmers markets, on line and in stores please remember that not all chicken, eggs, raw milk and beef are the same.  Even the terms pastured poultry may make one to believe that they are all the same.  The chickens do eat grass and grubs, but still need 90% of their diet in grains.  Most folks feed conventional grains (unless marked Organic they contain GMO grains) with GMO corn and soy in them.  We have chosen to use only non-GMO feeds for our animals.  This means an extra burden because you can’t find the grain locally and the cost is higher.  We are happy to do it, and it’s the only thing we want to feed our children, what better thing to invest our money in but nutrient dense food that builds healthy children and adults for a lifetime.   Latest studies show that GMO’s have horrible effects on the ones that consume them.  check out responsible technology 

What about Grass fed beef verses grass finished beef.  Grass fed should mean that they have been on grass their whole life, they went from milk to grass.  This produces a meat much higher in omega 3 and all the other good stuff.  Grass finished could mean they had lots of grain and just finished their life on Grass.  Again the health and nutritional benefits are much better with purely grass fed.  

Chickens and Beef:   We now have freezers full of beautiful plump whole chickens as well as a few cut  ups.  We will gladly deliver the chickens to Lynchburg or Roanoake.  Of course you and the family are always invited to come pick up down at the farm.

We got some beef in and still more to come. Some of you have had reservations on shares of beef that are now available.  We also have beef by the cut.

Kittens now available for pick up:

We have some beautiful kittens ready to go to a nice home or farm.  These are not just ordinary kittens, they have superior intellect and beauty.  They have been raised on mother’s milk as well as raw cow’s milk.  They have been trained to catch mice and other barn pests.  They live outside comfortably all year round and are a great service to any home.  Many folks have turned them into wonderful indoor cats as well.  The children are asking $5 each for these beauties.  We only have two left.

Raw Milk Herd Share customers:  
We just had two new calves.  We have recently added 9 cows to the herd and have moved to milking once a day in the mornings.  We currently have a waiting list for more shares, they should be available in a month or so.

         Butter    $10 per pound or $5 1/2 pound labor fee (very sporadic/limited)
         Yogurt    $ 4 per quart labor fee
         Fresh Cream  $ 4 pint or $8 quart labor fee
         Butter Milk   $3 Quart labor fee
         Kefir  $4 per quart labor fee


It’s so important that we Educate Ourselves!

We will be having a “How to take a chicken from pasture to pot” class.  E-mail or call to sign up.  The class name is a fancy way to say “processing the birds” it’s a pretty incredible process and a lot of fun, if you can imagine :-) we have people who drive two hours to join the fun… turkey processing we’ve had people from NY and VA Beach who woulda thought??  This is a very good totally hands on experience for anyone.  It’s strictly a working class with serious working elements, so no small unattended children please.  We prefer those in the class to be hard working focused children accompanied by a parent.    There will be a class Saturday July 23rd.  The class will cost $25 per person $35 per couple.  It will be two hours long starting at 9:30 and ending at 11:30.  Bring boots and old clothes.  You are welcome to stay longer and help us finish the batch.  

Kim’s “Healthy Eating Healthy Living” Classes scheduled for Aug 27, Sept 24, and October 22.  They are held here on the farm from 9 AM- 3PM.  

These classes were a huge hit last year!  There’s a lot of synergy in a gathering of like minded people– experts in their own rank and field of knowledge.  We spend a busy information packed day together here on the farm.  
The class includes an introduction as to the “Why” we want to change the way we eat and shop (a mini food INc if you will) and a brief farm tour, the  basics in bread making and cooking with whole grains and baking/jam making etc with natural “whole” sweeteners, making your own cleaning supplies for the home out of all-natural components, herbal/home remedies for various ailments and booboos, basics on gardening year round, sprouting, some how to on cooking healthy nutritious foods (curry, tons of chicken and beef recipes as well as fermented foods), and the study of Kombucha and Kefir your gut’s best friends.  Phew, that’s a lot.  But the class includes handouts, notes and other written materials so you can review and study later the mass of info you’ll pick up during the course of the day. :-)

There’s a break in the middle of the day for a lunch prepared and served by the family out in our new “edible garden”.  Everything we serve is grown or raised right here and you will have just seen it all on the farm tour.  Pretty cool.  It is a wonderful time of growing and learning together.  

I’m not a licenced anything– just a dedicated wife, mom and hostess.  I want anyone who sits down to eat in our home to be blessed from the first taste to the final assimilation of every bite or sip they enjoy here and so, have been studying and practicing avidly for seven years.  It’s an honor to share with you all!  The farm store will be open after class and i will try to have Kefir and Kombucha starters available for those intersted in obtaining those.  
We look forward to seeing some of you!   
The cost of for the seminar is $50/person or $75/couple.  This price will cover materials, recipes and lunch.  There are a few partial or full scholarships available please call me for details.  Space is limited so register soon if you’re interested!
Kim e-mail
Titus 2: 3-5
 
 


 

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Thank You all so much

Jack and Kim Fuhrmann
with Samuel, Joshua, Sheila Grace, Hope, Timothy, Joy, Daniel, Peace, and Grandmere
 
 
Our Father’s Farm & The Fuhrmann Family
2664 Deer View Rd. Gretna, VA 24557
www.ourfathersfarmva.com
info@ourfathersfarmva.com
434-656-1188