Through Her Eyes

A farming and personal blog of James, Marissa and Ellie’s adventures on Whippoorwill Farms SC told from Farmer Marissa’s perspective.

  • From 1 Wheelbarrow to 3

    May 27, 2021 by

    We sat down on the stairs to the deck. Our faces were red and sweat was dripping from our hairlines down. Our arms were even sweating. It was early June in the Lowcountry and already 90 degrees at 9am in the morning, when Katie first came to me at the Forsyth Farmers Market in Savannah,… Read more

  • Evolution

    March 19, 2021 by

    In my truly darkest moments, in my moments where fear breaks through in heart palpitations, I at least know that I can look at myself in the mirror and remind myself that I am still evolving. I have come so far, yet I have so much further to journey in my evolution as a person. I remind myself that in evolution there are growing pains, I’m feeling them now as I evolve. But when I come out on the other side, the growth will be an achievement in and of itself, if only I can allow myself to see it.

  • That Same Damn Look

    July 30, 2020 by

    My husband loves me, I know this, he loves me fiercely. But at least one time per week he loses his patience with me over my housewife duties being incomplete, or leaving tools out, or putting the farm and animals above brushing Ellie’s hair (yeah I know, I’m working on this and have been since… Read more

  • Finding Mental Strength Through Farming

    March 8, 2020 by

    I sat at his bed side. For weeks we’d been watching the whites of his eyes turn more and more yellow, his skin the same. I remember telling someone that I knew he was dying, but we weren’t saying it within the family yet. Saying it would mean we’d given up hope for a miracle.… Read more

  • A Love For Animals Reflected in Our Practices

    January 1, 2020 by

    From a young age, I loved animals and caring for them. That is no different today and is reflected daily in our operation on our farm. One of the things that makes me most proud on our farm is how we raise our pigs. From birth to harvest, they get the most natural life with… Read more

  • 40 Acres and a Mule

    December 8, 2019 by

    We parked on the side of the long dirt road and started walking. It was overgrown and wild and I was so attracted to it, especially to the wild part. For some reason, I just gravitate toward all of the things deemed impossible or too much or too hard. This surely would be one of… Read more

  • Whippoorwill Farms SC Annual Pumpkin Rescue

    December 3, 2019 by

    2019 is our second year holding our Annual Pumpkin Rescue. This is a way for our local community to be able to dispose of their pumpkins by giving them new life on our farm! Pumpkins have a huge amount of nutritional value. From the seeds inside to the skin on the outside, every animal on… Read more

  • Loss

    November 22, 2019 by

    A recent experience with personal loss

  • How to Have A Successful Farrowing

    January 24, 2018 by

    Read on in this blog to see how to prepare yourself and your sow for a successful farrowing. From the days leading up to the big day of the new arrivals, read on to see how to tell when your sow is ready to farrow and how to help her have a healthy delivery!

  • Why We Are Committed to Never Using Antibiotics in Our Animals

    December 10, 2017 by

    December 2017 It’s no secret that in the United States, there is a huge demand for food. The demand for food alone isn’t really the problem however. There is a demand for cheap and ready made food which has shifted the way that as Americans, we purchase our food and what our general expectations of… Read more

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