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Do you love happy chickens, little bitty dairy goats, bees, abundant organic gardening, good food and good health? Does an old time hymn in a historic country church make your spirit sing? Do you long for a life on a small farm, far away from the city lights? Have you ever wanted to hear a veterinarian’s thoughts on farm animal health issues, but weren’t sure where to start? Do you think chickens make AMAZING pets? Would you enjoy having dinner with a table full of children, laughing and loving a busy homestead life? Have you ever considered adopting a child, but it just all seemed so…overwhelming? Have you ever wondered if you can really teach a baby to read, and why would you? (I mean, seriously, does anybody really do that?) Do you yearn to serve the Lord, in all that you do?
Well, it’s sure nice to meet you! Come have a seat on our big ol’virtual porch (there’s plenty of room!) and let’s chat about things! Look for posts about:
- How a veterinarian keeps about 100 pet heritage breed chickens healthy. Or sometimes, not. Things happen. Learn either way. There’s a lot of misinformation out on the net. (*I bet you knew that.*) That can cause unnecessary suffering in our animal friends. Let’s try to get some good info going around!
- Life with Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and other livestock
- Adoption information and resources – follow along with us as our family grows!
- Organic gardening in the deep south
- Old Southern family recipes and stories – we tell a lot of stories, ya’ll.
- How we taught our children to read as babies, easily and well, and other home school adventures
- Homestead mistakes and the hard, hard lessons learned, so that YOU don’t have to make the same mistakes!
We might even throw in an old time bluegrass tune here and there.
It’s crazy busy, it’s messy, it’s not always pretty, and it’s real.
My name is Lynn Spivey and I grew up on a big farm in a very rural area before earning my 4 year degree in Animal Science and then my DVM. I practiced veterinary medicine in the Atlanta area until before our third child was born, and I’ve gotten to live my dream of being a full time homeschooling mama to a growing family.
The Real RockStars at Rocky Start Farm:
My super smart hubby is the brains and brawn behind all of our gardening operations, putting in hydroponics, watering systems, and raised beds, building a greenhouse from dumpster-scavenged resources, and putting up the fences and animal pens….LOTS of fences. The children are in charge of the daily care of chickens and goats. Our local police chief is helping us with the bees, and the mushrooms – well, that was a wild hair I got a few months back! And then there are the animals – over 12 heritage breeds of chickens, 21 goats, a geriatric horse appropriately named Princess, a pack of dogs, and one visually impaired cat, all on 12 acres.
Where did the name come from?
One of our daughters has made little videos she called “farm chronicles” for several years now, so she really named our blog years ago. The Rocky Start Farm part was suggested by our friend, local history buff John Robert Peavy. It fits us *perfectly*. 🙂
NOTICE: No advice on any part of this website or in any personal correspondence can possibly replace a consult with your veterinarian, and it is in no way meant to do so. If you have an animal emergency, please seek qualified emergency veterinary medical care as quickly as possible. Use common sense. Be a responsible owner.
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