The Cavers Family of Harborside Farms
The sun rises and sets on our land, big statement but true. We wake in the morning with the rooster crowing and the sounds of Mother Nature surrounding us daily. Fresh air and space are around our whole family and the farm where we live.
Our life is connected to the farm every day. We sit down to eat meals every day together as a family and enjoy working on the farm together. Our freezers are full of healthy nutritious food that we grow ourselves.
Three beautiful girls and all the spirit and energy that go with them keep us busy. We are choosing to raise our family in the country and on the farm because we believe, as parents, that this is the best place on earth to raise them. The choices are always there to move to a big center and live like many others. For years we have struggled to make sense of why we stay and what keeps us here. Always looking at the steady income of others and wondering if we were cut out for such a life. It came to us as clear as anything a few years back; there is more than the farm keeping us here.
We farmed conventionally over 7 years ago and at the time felt this was what we had to do. Deep down knowing full well we were meant to do things a different way. Constant questioning led us to farm on our own, away from family. With a lot of sacrifices made to do that, we rose up to see that farming in a Holistic way was the ultimate goal.
Changing our paradigm, getting back to loving the land and caring for it made us all sleep better at night.
Our family, animals, and land are all connected and we strive to make decisions based on that connection. Including our three children in what we do and the decisions that get made on the farm is instrumental in the success of the farm and our family.
We are stewards of the land and strive to see the holistic way of farming and caring for our family. Our land has started to heal and with the help of you, it can do so much more. By purchasing your meat from a farm like ours you are doing your part in making sure this great world of ours is cared for the way that it was meant to be.
It takes special kinds of families to stay and run a farm the way we do, it is not for everyone. We were meant to farm and plan on sinking our roots a lot deeper with the intention of building a stronger family, farm and community along the way.
I say being on the farm makes you you. I have never lived off of the farm before and I have found myself and myself never wants to leave the farm. So the next time someone doesn't want to do something you should get up and do it . So like I said if I can find myself on the farm YOU CAN TOO!:)
Autumn Katherine Cavers
Wow how life on the farm has changed!
WWOOFERS! Whoever made them up, thank you!
WWOOFERS are so much help, from helping mom with supper to chopping wood or working in the meat shop. But even with them here, things are still busy and with new customers ordering food it gets busier. But we still live a happy healthy life; eating good food around the table makes everyone happier. We live, we eat, we breathe.
By Tawny Cavers
For as long as I can remember I have been living on a farm. It still amazes me how the farm life can change someone. I grew up with more then enough outdoors to explore, and occasionally get lost in, as well as my own private petting zoo. I have heard stories about people coming to visit the farm only to look out the window and say "there's Mika riding a goat again." It is stories like this that make me smile and say "this is who I am." I am proud to say that this farm is where I live. Now that I have grown up (or mostly anyways) I can understand the true meaning of what my parents are doing here. I myself raise my own chickens in the summers and am interested in starting to raise lamb. I have only about a year left before I leave to continue my education, whatever that may be, and I know that when it is time for me to settle down, a farm, like my parent's will definitely be my first