|In 2010, we restored this 200 year old pine log cabin built in the Scottish fashion, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. We removed the vinyl siding then restored the logs inside and out. We modernized the cabin with energy saving features including hydroponic floors (soon to be linked to solar thermal panels), on demand water heater, solar orientation and added a large addition. Our goal was to incorporate the fun of the old log home with a modern approach to energy use and livability. We really enjoy living in the cabin!
We have been involved with solar and renewable energy since the early 80′s when we received the largest solar grant given by the state of Virginia for building a solar/energy efficient home. For more information on making your home more energy efficient or building an energy efficient home, please contact our business partner Sustainable Home Energy Solutions, one of the premier experts in the field, featured on tv and radio.
A little more about us…
In 1968, my father retired and followed his lifelong dream of owning a farm. He bought a beautiful farm of hills, dales, ponds and forests in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and raised animals and farmed here for many years.
In the 80′s we had our first farming experience when we raised grass fed beef cattle on this land. After a long break from farming, when we owned a resort in Montana, we are again raising pastured animals. In our retirement, we are also enjoying raising lots of fresh vegetables, fruits and berries in our large hoop house and raised bed gardens. Our next project is raising mushrooms!
We have always believed strongly in the pastured meat philosophy. It is our firm conviction that meat raised in a healthy fashion is essential for our society. The meat raised over the last forty to fifty years in confinement and feed lot situation is unhealthy for the consumer as well as the animals.
As in the 80’s, this need for a meat choice for the consumer is our biggest motivator of why we offer this product. We felt that we needed to do our part to be able to offer a sustainable choice of meat grown in a humane, healthy fashion to our family, friends and the public.
Further reading you might enjoy
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollard
- The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World – Michael Pollard
- Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser
- Food, Inc. – Participant Media, Editor Karl Weber