Welcome to Little Bend Heritage Farm LLC! You may ask yourself why we call our farm a heritage farm well one reason is we raise Bourbon Red Heritage turkeys (find out more about them on the TURKEY TALK page) but the main reason is we practice what I call Heritage living. So what is heritage living? Well Webster’s dictionary defines Heritage as: the traditions, achievements, beliefs, etc., which is part of the history of a group or nation.
Some people call this homesteading and Wikipedia defines homesteading as: Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by sustenance agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale. I guess the best definition I give people that ask is it is the way our grandparents used to live!
This doesn’t mean you have to live in a dirt house stuck out in the prairie! This also doesn’t mean to throw out your smart phones and computers; in fact those devices greatly enhance a heritage style living. We do promote giving up the couch potato lifestyle and taking up a living lifestyle however!
Here at Little Bend we strive to hold to the traditions and beliefs of the old history of farming and living in general and we are going to show that on our website. This website is dedicated to practicing the old traditional way of living. Our primary goal is to educate everyone how you can live a healthy, self-sustaining lifestyle in today’s busy, fast-paced world on a frugal budget.
Throughout the website we will share with you things and living from the old days; like natural recipes, making things like natural soap, cleaners, botanicals and doing things from gardening, canning, meat preserving, etc. We will also be sharing ways to live self-sufficiently by doing things like harnessing the sun’s and wind’s power. We will talk about ways to heat your home and live more independently from public systems. We will show you thinks like welding, blacksmithing, construction, and general mechanics so you can do those things yourself if you so desire.
Our philosophy at Little Bend is simple, we believe in what we call the 3 –F’s – Faith, Family, and Farm. We believe everyone should live a simpler lifestyle from your eating habits, to entertainment, to exercise. It does not have to be boring in fact it can be exciting for your mind, body and soul and we will show you how easy it is to do that.
So rev up your mouse and let’s get starting living the Heritage Life!