We are Johnny and Deb Wray. Ten years ago we moved permanently onto the farm to live a life of hospitality to friends and strangers, and to raise and offer the finest grass-fed beef for sale.
I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade.— Wendell Berry, from What Are People For?
High Hope Farm
We raise our Limousin, Angus and Charolais steers on naturally fertilized and regularly rotated pastures of native grasses. We use no antibiotics, steroids, growth hormones or other chemical products.
Lamb at High Hope Farm enjoy green grass, clean water, fresh air, and no stress. Rotating pastures brings healthy soil, flourishing grasslands, and happy animals.
Bordered on three sides by dense woods, High Hope Farm shares space with an abundance of wildlife. Deer, fox, raccoons and other small mammals roam the grounds at night. Owls and hawks dominate the skyways.
“I have been buying from High Hope Farm for over a year now. Saw the grocery store version on sale sometime back, so grabbed a few pounds since we were getting low on our stock. We didn’t realize how spoiled we were until I made burgers out of the grocery store kind and no one would eat them. High Hope Farm’s meat is the best.”
“A big thanks to Johnny Wray and High Hope Farm. We just tried the first package of beef that we got from him and it was great. I love the way he raises them, much better than what you get at the store.”
I did the chores, I mucked the stalls, I moved the steers, I herbed the lambs, I fed the horses. I picked up litter on the gravel road, I weeded (a bit) in the garden and fed the grass scraps to the chickens. Then I took a walk in the woods And prayed for the…
For the next couple of months our steers will be “taking a break” from their routine of daily moves to fresh pastures and instead will be “mob bale grazing” in our woods. They’ll receive rolls of quality hay every few days and, in turn, will be laying down fresh manure, urine and wasted hay to…
Besides all the animals we raise and care for at High Hope Farm, we also grow vegetables and fruits in a garden. This summer, thanks to plenty of rain and sun and available natural fertilizer, we have had a proverbial cornucopia of produce, from Louisiana green beans (they’re purple on the vine), to squash and…