The Menagerie of Animals at TnF Farms

pig pasture at sunrise

TnF Farms is nestled in the woods on the outskirts of Havana, Florida. Our passion for homesteading and raising farm animals is at the heart of everything we do. Our journey into the world of livestock has been a labor of love, and we invite you to join us in experiencing the joys and challenges of life on our homestead.

One of the primary aspects of our farm is the diverse range of farm animals we raise and care for. These animals play a vital role in our homesteading lifestyle, providing us with not only sustenance but also a deep connection to the land and the natural world around us.

The kinds of livestock we raise

American Guinea Hogs are a central focus on our farm. These animated smaller “Florida cracker pigs” supply us with high-quality pork, and their presence brings a sense of humor to our landscape. We take great pride in the humane and sustainable practices we employ in raising our pigs, ensuring they lead healthy and content lives.

Poultry also has a special place on our homestead. Our flock of chickens provides us with fresh eggs daily, and their amusing antics never fail to make us laugh. Rhode Island Reds, Silkies and Buffs have a permanent home on our farm, each with its unique contribution to our agricultural endeavors.

In addition to the more traditional farm animals, we have a fascination with Nigerian Dwarf goats. These loving creatures are not only adorable but also hardworking. They help us manage our land by clearing brush and keeping the undergrowth in check. Their milk is also a valuable resource for making cheese, yogurt and ice cream.

Just like nature designed at TnF Farms

At TnF Farms, we believe in sustainability and responsible stewardship of the land. We strive to provide our animals with the best possible care, access to open spaces, and natural foraging opportunities. Our commitment to ethical farming practices ensures that our livestock is not just well-fed but also content and healthy.

Our journey into homesteading is a continuous learning experience, and we are excited to share it with you. Join us as we explore the joys and challenges of raising farm animals in the Florida panhandle. Follow our adventures, gain insights into sustainable farming, and witness the beauty of rural life right here at TnF Farms. Together, we can celebrate the bountiful rewards of a life close to nature and the fulfillment that comes from nurturing and caring for our farm animals.

Foraging for Goats

In the world of goat keeping, the concept of foraging is gaining increasing recognition as a fundamental element in promoting the health and happiness of our beloved goats. While traditional feeding methods certainly play a role, integrating foraging into your goats’ routine can have a multitude of benefits. Let’s explore why foraging is essential for goats and how it contributes to their overall well-being and health.

Registered Livestock Pros and Cons

When it comes to raising livestock, whether for meat, milk, or other products, farmers often face a choice between registered and non-registered animals. Registered livestock, which are typically associated with purebred or pedigree breeds, come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of raising registered livestock to help farmers make informed decisions about their animal husbandry practices. TnF Farms has both registered and unregistered livestock. The animal’s purpose is dependent on whether or not it is registered. TnF Farms is also a member of the American Guinea Hog Association.

Farm Fresh Eggs vs. Commercial Eggs

Eggs have long been a staple in diets worldwide, offering a versatile source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. When it comes to eggs, many consumers face a choice between farm fresh and commercial varieties. In this post, we’ll delve into the health benefits of choosing farm fresh eggs over commercial eggs, shedding light on the factors that make them a wholesome and nutritious choice. At TnF Farms we feed our chickens Non-GMO feed to give the eggs an added health benefit.

Goat Safe Fruit Trees

Florida’s warm and subtropical climate provides a conducive environment for growing a variety of fruit trees. When selecting fruit trees for a goat farm in Florida, consider those that thrive in the state’s climate and offer nutritional benefits for goats. Here are some suitable fruit trees for a goat farm in Florida.