Welcome to our Family Farm
Here at Grazy Days we try to run our farm so that everyone benefits. We strive to produce the best food possible while ensuring that the animals in our care have the richest and most natural lives they can and that our families thrives. This means we stay small so that we can provide personal attention to every aspect of our operation. It means we walk through the pastures every single day and observe the cows grazing and the chickens scratching. It means picking mulberries for our children from the tree in the pig field while the pigs clean up the berries that have fallen to the ground. Come on in and see what else we are up to!
Grazy Days Family Farm is located 20 minutes NE of historic Frederick, MD. We live within an hour of Washington DC and Baltimore, MD. We have recently relocated from a much smaller property and are in the progress of creating the farm of our dreams in this beautiful new ecosystem. We have two small creeks, a couple of springs, and a wetland we've protected as a wilderness area. The farm is home to a family of skunks and receives regular visits from a Great Blue Heron feeding in the waterways.
Two great families have joined ours on this farming adventure. Now all four kids chase crawdads, climb apple trees for fruit, and fuss over the baby critters. As we madly build fence, milk goats and repair roofs, we are thrilled for the kids to have friends available right here next door. There is still much to do as we expand infrastructure, increase our breeding stock to match the 85 acres we have now, and try to get shelter over everyone's heads.
We are building up our beef herd, and hope to have tender, marbled grass-fed beef for sale before too long. We rotate the cows daily through the pastures using portable electric fences so that they won't overgraze any particular area. The cows, the pasture plants, the soil, the water table, and the wild life all benefit from this approach. Additionally, we get to interact with our cows and keep a close eye on their health and well being.
We believe that raising our children on the farm is the best way to connect them with the earth and the seasons, with the realities of food and farming. We need more farmers for the future and farmers are best grown on farms. So, one of our most important crops is children. We look forward, as well, to hosting gatherings of customers and other interested people so that we can share the benefits of farm life with those in our community who aren't lucky enough to have one of their own.