Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois | Sowing the seed of tomorrow, savoring the fruits of yesterday
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
Southern Illinois, farm, CSA, Goat Milk, Soap, Eggs, meat, local food
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Ryder Family Farm-Illinois

 

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In May 2014 we to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the forest in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land…

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Our first family farming project is our CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Essentially we are growing food for a small number of families who have become members of our program. They will get weekly boxes of fresh…

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Learn more about our homestead, read stories, musings, check out our photos and much more…

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What’s Shakin’ Here…

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    Adaptability on the farm

    “Be the water, not the rock” they say. This holds much value on the farm as practically nothing goes as planned. Ever. It’s not because of mistakes or lack of skills, it’s because when you are dealing with the weather, with an...

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    Beautifull Naturally Colored Eggs

    I never intentionally set out to become a poultry farmer, it just sort of played out that way. It all began with a flock of three Americauna/ Easter Egger hens about 6 years ago in our suburban backyard. We wanted to raise our own eggs, taking a...

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    2016 Goat Kids – A Bucky Year

    It’s relaxation be sick time here on the homestead now. Over the weekend we did a private test run for our Farm to Fork Dinners via our partnership farm, Tanglefoot Ranch. The test run dinner was a success. The day after the dinner our las...

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    It’s got pink spots and it’s in a nesting box…

    I’m pretty excited to share this with you. I collected it yesterday… Can you guess what it is?...

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    Counting down to goat kids…

    Some of you might remember our saga last year when trying to breed our ADGA registered Alpine goats. We dove into breeding them sans first hand experience after owning them for just 3 months, we relied on lab testing to confirm early pregna...

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    What is a CSA all about? Do I want to join?

    CSA is short for community supported agriculture. We joined our first CSA about ten years ago back in Flagstaff, AZ. We heard about it and were immediately intrigued. We had no idea what we were in for but it was an amazing experience. We loved knowi...

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