We are a family farm that started with an interest in eating and living healthy and natural. I am Mary, and my husband is Rich. Rich was working overseas and had a lot of time on his hands. He began reading “The Stockman Grass Farmer” in order to learn how to grow grass. He also read about sustainable agriculture practices from authors such as Joel Salatin, Cody Holmes and Alan Nation.
He got a different job, came home, and we bought a cow and all of us learned to milk her. We learned how to make cheese, butter and yogurt. We also added goats, sheep, chickens (meat and egg-laying), pigs, ducks, and a peacock to our menagerie. Of course we got some dogs to protect everything.
After almost 13 years, we are getting ready to take the plunge and become a certified dairy and cheesery. It will probably take another year or two, but in the meantime you can come and visit our farm, be a “farm hand for a day” and stay by the lake in our RV or your own tent, if “ewe wish.” You can host your wedding or other big event on our farm. We will also be opening our farm store soon, so stay tuned!
About Our Farm
Once upon a time, a boy met a girl and asked her on a date to see the movie “The Princess Bride.” They loved the movie, fell in love, got married and had a bunch of kids. The boy was a “farm” boy at heart, and asked his “princess” if they could buy a cow. She answered, “As ewe wish.” They named her “Buttercup” and Buttercup Ranch & Creamery was born.
We have spent almost 13 years learning about growing grass (to feed our cows and other animals), raising livestock, and making dairy products. While we are not quite a certified dairy yet, we are a working farm. We sell lamb, beef, pork and chicken, and will soon be opening a farm store. We’d love for you to come and visit (and even help out if you’d like).
You can stay at our Air BNB or even host your wedding or other big event at our farm! Call for more information.