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.
In today's economy, this charge is becoming more difficult, as proven by the fact that North Carolina is losing its small farms at a rapid clip. Our goal, nevertheless, is to pass this farm to our two sons and the next generation of Petersons.
The scuppernong grape arbor is shown above.
"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."