The farm has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Our great-grandfather and grandmother and their children grew beans, peppers, corn, sorghum and more on about forty acres of tillable land. The men hunted rabbits, ducks, and deer and grew cattle, pigs, and chickens for food and horses and oxen for working the farm.
Over the years, as the men found work off the farm, the tillable land was leased to other farmers who grow black-eyed peas, soybeans and corn.
For over a decade now, we have been allowing the native grasses and weeds to grow while rotationally grazing cattle and manually grazing (i.e. periodic mowing) to allow the fields to return to a healthier state.