Welcome to Cattle Upon a Hill
If you find yourself needing to learn a new farming skill or utilize your harvest, then you, my friend, are in the right place. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about us.
Farming is tough. There is so much to learn. Sometimes, it feels really lonely and overwhelming.
- Do you know how to raise a calf?
- Do you know how to cultivate a garden?
- Is there an animal you would love to raise, but are not sure where to begin?
- How do you utilize all the items you have harvested? From eggs to milk, from vegetables to meat?
WHETHER YOU ARE JUST STARTING OUT FARMING OR HAVE BEEN WORKING ON YOUR FARM FOR YEARS, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO LEARN.
I remember the days when I was a new farmer. I felt alone and isolated. However, I am blessed to have a mother-in-law, living across the road, who taught me pretty much everything I know about farming.
She taught me how to raise chickens, grow a successful garden, milk a cow, raise calves, butcher chickens, and preserve the harvest.
I want to share the knowledge she has taught me and what I have learned from my own experience. Farming is a wonderful life, but it can be tough. And, it is tougher when you feel all alone and have no one to provide you with the knowledge and support you need.
I believe no one should feel stuck trying to figure out how to learn farming skills on their own.
I want to share the knowledge I have gained over the years.
You need a community and support system to help you along the way.
You can be successful, you just need someone to help you learn how to make it happen.
I am so blessed to have a wonderful teacher. In addition, I learned so many skills along the way. I can, in turn, want to help people just like you.
You want to farm. You want to have a profitable farm or a least a farm that can provide food for you and your family. But, you don’t know where to start. That’s where I come in.
OR PERHAPS YOU HAVE CONNECTED WITH A LOCAL FARMER BECAUSE YOU WANT TO HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER THE FOOD YOU EAT. YOU DESIRE TO EAT LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD. I WILL HELP YOU PREPARE AND UTILIZE YOUR FOOD TO RECEIVE THE MOST VALUE FROM YOUR FOOD INVESTMENT.
- You purchased bulk beef or pork and need recipe ideas for utilizing all the cuts of meat.
- Maybe you joined a community supported agriculture (CAS) and need recipes to utilize unusually vegetables you receive.
- You grew a garden and want to preserve the harvest.
- Perhaps you purchased a whole chicken and are unsure how to prepare it.
HI. I’M AMY! WELCOME!!
I’m passionate about family farming. Some of you may call it homesteading. No matter what you call it, if I can inspire and help even one person feel the same way, then I’ll call that a success.
You probably don’t have your farmer mother-in-law living across the road. I am here to help you learn new farming skills and answer questions you may have.
But, before we get into that, let’s go back to the beginning.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: About Us
I still remember as a newlywed I knew pretty much nothing about farming. And, if I am completely honest, I was even scared of chickens, due to being attacked by my uncle’s roosters as a young child. My husband grew up on a small hobby farm. Eventually, he bought more land and built his own house across the road from his parent’s house. His mom had grown up on a farm shortly after the Great Depression. Her parents were dirt poor so she learned to survive off the harvest of their farm.
With the growing “Buy Local Food” movement, I have people asking me for farming advice all the time. Honestly, I developed the site because people kept asking me the same questions: how do I get started with chickens? How do I raise a calf? Should I buy a milk cow? What about growing a garden? How do I butcher a chicken? Where can I buy locally grown food? So I developed Cattle Upon a Hill website to teach you these skills.
HOW DID I LEARN THESE SKILLS?
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My mother in law and husband taught me. My mother in law has over 85 years of farming experience. She has taught me most of what I know. I also read a lot of books about farming and homesteading. Here are a few of my favorites.
Then I tried what was I learned. Experience is a wonderful teacher. I have been farming for over 13 years, my husband has farmed his whole life. Now we are teaching our children and I want to teach you. From our experience, I hope to help you learn both from our successes and our failures.
THAT’S WHY I CREATED THIS SITE.
I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE – JUST LIKE YOU!
By following me, you get the benefit of my mistakes – without having to make them on your own. You’ll learn from someone who knows what it takes to make farming work. I have done this for 13 years, and I know what it is like to struggle. Let me help you take your family farming and homesteading to the next level.
Check out these farming skills:
- 14 reasons to raise meat chickens
- Five steps to raising a bottle calf
- Keeping a Milk Cow
- Learning diligence on the farm
Check out these harvesting skills:
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In the meantime, check out these different categories.
Farm: how to raise different animals
Frugal- save money, do it yourself
Family- Tips for Raising future farmers
Food – recipes, using the harvest
Faith- Biblical lessons from the farm
What about the name Cattle Upon a Hill?
The name of our website is based Psalm 50:10 in the Bible.
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
God has entrusted us with our farm. He entrusted us with the cattle on the hills where we live. It isn’t a thousand hills, but He gave us these hills and these cattle and we give Him the glory.
From time to time, we will share biblical lessons we have learned on the farm.
Thank you for visiting and let us know what farm skill you would like to learn.