What Started as Being an Animal Lover Turned into Homesteading in Havana, Florida

Faith with a baby goat

Welcome to TnF Farms, where our passion for livestock and homesteading comes to life! In the scenic Panhandle region of Havana, Florida. At TnF Farms, we are dedicated to raising a diverse array of farm animals while embracing the values of sustainable and responsible homesteading.

Our journey revolves around nurturing and caring for a variety of farm animals. Each with its unique charm and significance. From our very animated small pigs (American Guinea Hogs) that provide us with their natural ability to clear the land of scrub and some of the best tasting pork. Our lively chickens that grace us with farm-fresh eggs, our animals are an integral part of our daily lives. We also have a soft spot for our curious Nigerian Dwarf goats that provide fresh, creamy milk to and we’re always excited to share their playful antics with visitors.

Always working towards self sufficiency

Beyond the immediate joy of caring for these animals, we have a commitment. Our commitment to homesteading is deeply rooted in our desire to live a sustainable and environmentally conscious lifestyle. We prioritize ethical and humane practices in animal husbandry. Ensuring our livestock is well-cared for and living their best lives.

Join us on our homesteading journey as we open our doors to fellow enthusiasts, nature lovers, and anyone curious about the charms of rural life. Whether you’re interested in learning about animal husbandry, sustainable farming practices, or simply relishing the tranquility of our farm, you’re welcome to visit and enjoy the TnF Farms experience.

As we share our experiences, challenges, and triumphs, we aim to foster a sense of community. We hope to inspire others to embrace the rewarding world of homesteading. From how-to’s on raising livestock to farm-to-table cooking featuring our fresh produce and goods, there are numerous opportunities to connect with us and learn about our way of life.

So, come and join us through our blog or stop in. We are just outside of the town of Havana, Florida. As we embark on this fulfilling journey of raising farm animals, nurturing the land, and cultivating a more sustainable future. TnF Farms is not just a place. It’s a lifestyle! We can’t wait to share it with you.

Florida’s Raw Milk Laws

Florida, known for its stunning beaches and year-round sunshine, is also home to a complex set of regulations governing the sale and consumption of raw milk. Raw milk enthusiasts and producers in the state must navigate a legal landscape that balances the desire for access to unprocessed dairy with concerns about public health and safety. In this blog post, we’ll delve into Florida’s raw milk laws, exploring the regulations, benefits, and challenges associated with raw milk in the Sunshine State.

TnF Farms Guide to Raising Chickens

Raising chickens in the southern states offers numerous benefits, including fresh eggs, natural pest control, and the joy of tending to a flock. However, the hot and often humid climate of the South can present unique challenges. In this guide, we’ll explore the essentials of raising chickens in southern states, with a focus on breed selection, care, and tips for success.

Rhode Island Red Chickens

Rhode Island Red chickens, often simply referred to as “Rhode Reds,” are one of the most beloved and iconic chicken breeds in the United States. Known for their exceptional egg-laying abilities, friendly disposition, and rich history, these birds have captured the hearts of poultry enthusiasts and homesteaders for generations. In this detailed article, we’ll explore the history, characteristics, care, and unique features of Rhode Island Red chickens.

Raising Silkie Chickens

Silkie chickens, with their distinctive fluffy feathers, striking appearance, and gentle disposition, are captivating additions to any backyard flock. In the sunny state of Florida, these enchanting birds thrive and bring their unique charm to poultry enthusiasts and homesteaders alike. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the world of raising Silkie chickens in Florida, exploring their varieties, care requirements, and the rewards they offer.

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.

10 Reasons Why We decided to Start A Farm in the Florida Panhandle

The Florida Panhandle, a region known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant communities, offers an ideal setting for agricultural pursuits. With a mild climate, fertile soils, and a strong agricultural tradition, the Panhandle beckons aspiring farmers and seasoned growers alike. In this article, we’ll explore ten compelling reasons to consider farming in the Florida Panhandle.

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.

Home Grown Vegetables vs. Store-Bought

The choice between homegrown vegetables and store-bought produce is a perennial dilemma for many consumers. Each option comes with its own set of advantages and considerations. In this post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of both homegrown and store-bought vegetables, helping you make informed decisions about your dietary choices and food sources.

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.