Local, fresh farm goods just north of Tallahassee

American Guinea Hogs, Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, Nubian Diary Goats, and Poultry raised outside of confinement with fresh air and sun. Just like nature designed.

Nigerian Dwarf Buck

Humane and sustainable practices

Welcome to TnF Farms, we’re passionate about producing the best local fresh farm goods for our customers! Our approach to animal husbandry is rooted in a philosophy of gentle stewardship and a commitment to providing our pigs, goats, and poultry with the best possible care. We believe in a firm but gentle hand, recognizing that animals thrive in an environment where they are treated with respect and compassion.

Faith is the local pig whisperer

The TnF Farms principles

One of our core principles is to mimic the natural way animals live and thrive. To this end, all our animals enjoy daily access to open areas of woods and pasture, allowing them to forage for real, unprocessed food, bask in the sun, and breathe in the fresh air. This practice aligns with the way nature designed these animals to live, ensuring their physical and mental well-being.

While natural foraging is essential, we also supplement our animals’ diets with high-quality feed to ensure they receive the necessary nutrients. This balanced approach contributes to the overall health and vitality of our livestock.

American Guinea hogs free ranging at TnF Farms

Conservation in action

Maintaining a low population of animals on our farm is another crucial aspect of our practices. This ensures that there is always an abundance of naturally growing vegetation for our animals to graze on. It promotes a sustainable and harmonious coexistence between our farm and the environment.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide our animals with a healthier, longer, and more satisfying life. We believe that by combining the best of nature’s design with responsible farming practices, we can achieve this aim. Our commitment to ethical and sustainable animal husbandry reflects our dedication to the well-being of our livestock, the land, and our broader community. It’s a philosophy that guides everything we do at TnF Farms and underscores our belief that happy, healthy animals are at the heart of a successful and fulfilling homesteading journey.

Check out our Farm Goods page where you can pick up your own local, fresh farm eggs to take home to your family!

Its an easy life as our farm dog

Stop in and see TnF Farms

Located just north of Tallahassee, at TnF Farms, we strive to have transparency in our farming practices and firmly believe that you should have the opportunity to see “where the sausage is made,” so to speak. Knowing where your food comes from and ensuring that it has had a great life is of paramount importance to us. We recognize that the typical commercial farming practices involving confinement, poor air quality, heavily processed food, and the use of harsh chemicals are not in line with our values or what we believe is best for our livestock.

Polaris overflowing with local, fresh farm goods

Our philosophy

Our philosophy centers on the idea that happy animals thrive and are not only healthier but also produce more local, fresh farm goods. We take immense pride in sharing our journey as new farmers, along with the challenges we’ve encountered and overcome. We’re always eager to help others interested in embracing the homestead life, and we enjoy engaging in discussions with fellow small farmers.

While we are enthusiastic about showing off our healthy and contented livestock from a distance, we must prioritize safety and biosecurity. For this reason, we cannot allow visitors to enter livestock areas, touch our animals, or feed them due to liability and health considerations.

We genuinely appreciate interest in our farm and are more than happy to arrange a time for you to visit. Our local, fresh farm goods should really impress you with their taste and quality. When you plan to drop by, simply let us know. We’re usually around. Let us know when you arrive – no need to get the dogs involved. Your curiosity and desire to connect with the source of your food are greatly valued, and we look forward to sharing our farm with you.

Ole is a playful white farm goat on a log

See the critters

Our livestock at TnF Farms are an amiable bunch. Nearly all of them have had positive human interactions, and they typically greet us with anticipation, assuming we’ve brought them something delicious or simply want a friendly scratch or rub. We take great pride in ensuring our animals are well-fed and healthy, and you won’t find any skinny animals on our farm.

In fact, our livestock always seem to have room for a treat or two, which adds an element of fun to our interactions. With a bit of time and Faith’s gentle guidance, you might even witness some entertaining tricks. Who knows, you may see our pigs jumping through hoops or our goats showcasing their skills on a trapeze. Our sociable and contented livestock are not only a vital part of our farm but also a source of joy and entertainment for our visitors.


Journaling our homesteading experiences and some of the challenges we’ve overcome.

Sunset at Boneyard beach near Jacksonville Florida.

Boneyard Beach Big Talbot Island

Boneyard Beach is a picturesque and unique natural attraction located approximately 30 miles from Jacksonville, Florida. It's not a single, specific beach, but rather a term used to describe certain sections of shoreline in the area that have bleached skeletons of oak trees that lining the beach, giving it the appearance of a boneyard. Boneyard Beach is infamous for its hauntingly beautiful landscape, characterized by this presence of weathered, sun-bleached tree skeletons, driftwood, and other debris that has washed ashore.

Benefits of Bats

Often when people think of a farm and non-human helpers, the farm dog comes to mind for protecting livestock and companionship. Honeybees are certainly play their role in pollination. Yet, there's another unsung hero quietly working its magic in the shadows: the bat. Bats are commonly misunderstood creatures that play a vital role in agricultural ecosystems. They offer a plethora of benefits that are often overlooked. I was watching the bats working above me the other night, so let’s talk bats and their contributions made to farms worldwide.
PlayStation game: Intelligent Qube

Retro hit: Intelligent Qube

I’m so old, I started out on a ColecoVision which had an expansion that played Atari 2600 games. I later moved up to the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System featuring Rob the Robot and the Zapper gun. Much to my frustration, the Zapper never shot that dang dog that laughed at me in Duck Hunt. I had a Sega Genesis in college and later the original PlayStation. All my gaming consoles have been sold, traded, or broken except for my PlayStation. I found a website that features online games of the classics. It’s been a while, but I can barely make it to stage 2 playing through my browser with a keyboard and mouse. If I break out IQ on my PlayStation, you’re toast!
Mr. Peacock with sunglasses

The Story of Mr. Peacock

A peacock has showed up near TnF Farms. He's never far. We've seen on social media people are taking pictures and posting if somebody lost a peacock. Appearently he has been named Mr. Peacock and he's from Georgia. We decided to have a little fun and make up his backstory.
American Guinea Hog Sunbathing

Farm Animals Make Life Better

I am a frequent visitor to TnF Farms, usually about once a month for a few days. I have been visiting the last few years since Tim and Faith moved to Tallahassee to start their farm. I am no stranger to farm life, as I have had horses growing up, and I much prefer it over city living. During my visits, I help Faith with farm chores, lend a helping hand on projects, become a goat midwife, and get my much-needed farm fix. I have always had a deep connection with animals in general, but there’s just something inherently special about farm animals.
lichgate on high road cottage

Lichgate on High Road

Lichgate on High Road is a popular location for events, weddings, and nature enthusiasts who appreciate the picturesque setting and the history of the property. It has also been recognized as a historic site due to its cultural and natural significance. The property is typically open to the public, and visitors can enjoy its serene and enchanting atmosphere.

Mother Nature’s Mood Swings

Well, well, well, dear readers, it seems Mother Nature has again decided to turn our lives into a weather rollercoaster. Buckle up, because this cold snap and incessant rain have become the latest additions to her repertoire of mood swings. Who knew Mother Nature had a sense of humor? Or is this just her way of telling us to invest in a lifetime supply of waterproof everything here in Florida?

Goat Friendly Florida Trees

Florida's diverse and warm climate provides an excellent opportunity for goat farmers to integrate fruit trees into their farms. When selecting fruit trees for a goat farm in Florida, it's essential to consider not only the climate but also the nutritional benefits these trees can offer to the goats. Here's a more in-depth look at some suitable fruit trees:

Should You Grow Ryegrass?

Beyond its role as a forage crop, rye grass plays a crucial role in environmental conservation. Its ability to prevent soil erosion, particularly on slopes or vulnerable terrain, has made it a preferred choice for cover cropping. As a cover crop, ryegrass forms a protective layer over the soil, reducing the risk of erosion and promoting soil health. Additionally, its quick growth makes it an effective ground cover in lawns and pastures, providing an aesthetically pleasing green carpet. Whether utilized for livestock feed, erosion control, or ornamental landscaping, ryegrass stands out as a resilient and adaptable grass species with multifaceted benefits.
Loafer looking for prey

Benefits of Barn Cats

When we moved into our current homestead and started TnF Farms, both of us were surprised by how common rodents were outside. We had some ground activity that seemed consistent with moles or voles near our house. The locations where we kept livestock automatically attracted rodents like field mice and rats. For the most part, I’m a live-and-let-live kind of person when it comes to wildlife. I usually try for the most natural approach or give nature a little time to find the balance. We do have our fair share of earth snakes, oak snakes, and black racers on our property. They certainly did their part to control the rodents. But cats turned out to be the game changer. Click to find out our story.
SPAM musubi on a plate

SPAM Musubi Authentic Hawaiian

Our friend, fellow foodie, culinary scholar, and traveling chef, Kaitlyn is back to TnF Farms to cook authentic Hawaiian for us again! She told us tonight, we are in for a treat she enjoyed as a kid growing up in Hawai’i. SPAM musubi is a popular Hawaiian staple that combines elements of Japanese and American cuisine. It's a tasty and portable dish that features SPAM, as a key ingredient. The dish checks all the boxes. It's sweet, salty and filling. SPAM musubi is often enjoyed as a snack or light meal, and it has become a symbol of Hawaiian cuisine.
tomahawk steak with my hand for reference

Tomahawk Steak from Porterhouse

Faith had other evening plans. It’s been a long week and the year is about to wrap up. I think I deserve a little something special for dinner. Porterhouse Meat Market had some great choices in their fresh cuts. My job has taken me all over the country and the world. I’ve eaten some amazing steaks, but I’ve never had a Tomahawk steak in my entire life. Tonight is going to be the night I prepare one and eat it.
three recently hatched chickens in grass

Tips for Hobby Farm Success

Transforming your hobby farm into a profitable business involves diverse strategies like selling produce, offering farm stays, and conducting workshops, all of which can sustain your passion and provide income. Essential steps include upgrading your marketing efforts and registering as an LLC for liability protection. This journey from hobbyist to successful entrepreneur symbolizes the rewarding transformation of turning a personal passion into a thriving livelihood.
Nubian doe relaxing on a jumping platform

2024 Dairy Goat Guide

Nubian goats are believed to be one of the oldest domesticated dairy breeds, and their history can be traced back thousands of years. Nubian goats trace their roots to North Africa, with historical significance in Nubia. The Nubia region is now part of Sudan and Egypt. Nubians are known for their distinctive characteristics and valuable contributions to the dairy and meat industries. The breed we know today as Nubian goats was from British does (female goats) being crossed with bucks (male goats) from Africa. This is an extensive post, I will be covering:
beer bread made with lager served

Super easy beer bread

Long ago, I was at a gathering hosted by a great friend of mine named Rob and his wife, Laura. She had this amazing almost cake-like bread served with a garlicy-herb dip. I was hooked after the first chomp. This bread was moist, rich, and had a wonderful “chew”. Laura revealed that I loved “beer bread”. Beer bread was a new concept for me. If you don’t consider yourself much of a baker, beer bread can make you look like a refined, baking champion. Check out our post on making a very easy bread that is amazing!