This farm has been passed from one generation to the next. Each generation has the responsibility to maintain and improve the practices of the farm, install systems that are current and practical, and sustain the farm as farmland and woodland.
Our charge, as stated above, has been the goal of many small farmers across North Carolina. Yet for several decades the reality is: North Carolina is losing its small farms at a rapid clip in spite of good intentions. Even though this charge is difficult, our current plans are to stay the course and pass this farm on to our two sons and their offspring.
And we are pleased to announce that the future generations of Petersons are arriving! Our son's son was born May 8 2018.
"This farm requires necessary and valuable contributions of effort and resources on a daily basis. In exchange for contribution, we expect a reasonable return. Even though we seek economic viability, we do so only while adhering to good husbandry and animal welfare practices, enhancing the biodiversity and nutrient density of the soil, respecting the wildlife within the boundaries of the farm, being fair to staff, and offering the public an exceptional product. Farming with integrity: I do believe this is possible.
I actively farm Twiddle Dee Farm. As a female farmer, I am a member of a very fast growing segment of the farming community. I tend the animals, plant the seed, plan the year's activity, and build the sheds. This is all possible for a female farmer."