Hi there, and welcome to RoundTop Farm! In this blog, I hope to share with you musings about life here on the farm, some timely recipes, and my successes and failures, so we can learn together.
In 2010, together with my parents, we bought a 24+ acre piece of land in the South Carolina foothills. The property was half wooded and half overgrown horse pastures, and there was broken-down fencing everywhere. But the incredible view of the Blue Ridge Mountains more than made up for it! It just never gets old.
We set about building a house and parceling out sections of the property for various uses. My father wanted to try his hand at pecan trees, so we planted a good portion of the eastern slopes with pecans. We also planted about 30 fruit trees on another nearby slope. The flattest parts of the property (and they aren't very flat) are near the house at the top of the farm, and that's where I've been doing my gardening.
In 2020, I finally got a small starter herd of Tunis sheep, along with a guardian livestock dog, Ralph.
Anyway, that's the basics. I hope you'll follow along with me on my journey. It's always an adventure!