Hi everyone, and welcome to another episode of the BBQ Beat Podcast. In this episode, I’m talking with Andy Lane from Hand Hewn Farm out of Fresno, OH.
Growing up spending summers between farming communities on both sides of my family, I love talking with people who are still out there today putting in the hard work and time required to operate family farms. Andy does a great job explaining how he, his family, and some friends are pooling their time, effort, and resources to breathe life into the operations at Hand Hewn Farm raising egg and meat chickens, rabbits, and hogs.
Throughout our talk, you’ll learn about their struggles as well as their successes. I’m excited to bring you this conversation with Andy Lane over at Hand Hewn Farm.
Life on Hand Hewn Farm
During our talk, I asked Andy about some of the methods used on Hand Hewn Farm to allow their chickens to forage and roam pastured areas. This video gives you a great idea of all that goes into giving their animals a good life.
Andy, his wife Katie, Doug and Molly Wharton, and their friend Kathy all have their roles at Hand Hewn Farm. One of the areas where Andy and Doug focus is their hog butchering classes. These classes allow them to add revenue to the farm’s operation while also sharing the knowledge they’ve gained over the years with others who desire to follow similar practices.
Moving 160 Meat Chickens in Pasture
Hog Butchering Classes
I really love their story and hope to get up there and see them someday soon. You can see some of what they have going on right now by visiting them on Instagram @handhewnfarm or their website at http://handhewnfarm.com.
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