Welcome to Growing By Faith, the Johnson Family Farm!
We are glad you have stopped in for a visit! Get yourself a cup of tea, coffee, raw milk… what ever suits your fancy… relax and read through our site. We love to visit with folks who care about life’s most important issues. To us there isn’t any thing more valuable then to engage in conversation that is helpful either educationally, emotionally, politically or most importantly spiritually.
During your visit you will get a patchwork glimpse of what we deem important. Our family goal is to be continually educating ourselves on important issues, both past and present. Studying history is so important since history is known to repeat itself. However, Knowing current issues helps us to respond appropriately in our present day situations. Such as in the area of farming, we desire to merge some of the practices of the past with some of the currently “green” ideas of the present. For example, we are studying grass farming one of the oldest agriculture methods which is now new again
As we continue to study agricultural history, we hope to glean from it’s age old methods yet tweak them for modern use on our farm. With that goal tucked in our hearts we are in the beginning process of developing a family farm with a focus on sustainable diversity using CNG farming practices often with draft animals.
Whether from our list of educational books to some good old fun with Crackin’ Chris’ whip show, you will see our love of history. During the winter months when we have more time we often end our evening sitting in front of the fireplace reading a historical book. Many of our animals are named after people we have read about. Our children are developing trades in the lost arts such as spinning, basket weaving, timber framing etc. As time allows we offer workshops to share what we have learned. If your visit tarries you will see that we love to learn and we love to share what we have learned!!!
Enjoy your visit and Y’all come back real soon!