When we decided to establish our farm on some family land in the shadow of Six Mile Mountain, we wanted a name... one that reminded us of the history of the land and also represented our future. We settled on Seven Springs Farm.
The old, terraced cow pasture where our home will be currently hosts a multitude of wildlife including deer, turkey, and beaver. The surrounding woods boast an old logging road, indicating one of the land's past uses. Our goal is to reclaim enough of the pasture in as sustainable a manner as possible, for our home, animals and garden/ farm area. The rest we want to remain natural so we can enjoy the great outdoors in our own backyard.
The spring-fed pond was built by my husband's grandfather back before his parents had bought the land and was a pay pond in its heyday. We hope to install a pump system to use the pond for crop irrigation and watering our animals. It's also one of our boys' favorite spots to fish for bass and bream.
The creek flowing out of the pond tumbles over rocks as it winds its way along the edge of the woods. For me, there is not a more soothing sound. We're in the process of clearing out some walking paths along the creek so we can enjoy it even more.
My father-in-law used to talk about the 7 natural springs that were scattered across the property. We have found several and others are underneath the pond. We'll be raising our 5 boys here and they think it's unique that there is one spring for each member of our family. :)
We found this verse in Deuteronomy 8:7 and thought it was a fitting verse for our farm. We feel so blessed and thankful God has allowed us to establish our home at Seven Springs Farm:
"For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land-- a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills."
Thank you so much for sharing our belief that fresh, local and natural is best. We really appreciate the tremendous support we've received in our first year!