One of the advantages of small-scale, regenerative farming is that you get to know your animals not as units of production and consumption but as an integral and intimate part of the life of the farm. At High Hope Farm we are committed to raising our lambs and steers naturally and tending them gently. We’re glad they are not destined for feedlots or fast food chains or giant grocery stores but rather the plates and palates of people who want to know where their food comes from, how it was raised or grown, and the farm and farmers themselves.
After a break during the Covid pandemic, we recently purchased 15 young lambs. One of our (and their) pleasures is providing them a generous breakfast bouquet of herbs each morning from our gardens – rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme, chives, mint, sage, lemongrass, and parsley. Herbs not only provide a variety of medicinal and nutritional benefits but also enhance the taste and texture of the meat. And herbing them daily gives us the chance to get to know them up close and make sure they are well, content and free of stress.