Located about 60 miles north of Tulsa, on the prairies of Oklahoma sits a small working family farm. In 2003, The Straw Family moved from the small town they lived in, to a small house on 40+ Acres. In the past the land was just a place to house the few horses and produce hay. However, Christy, an Ex-Air Force Brat, dreamed of making it more of a place with Roots that run deep.
Soon Christy found her nitch in the farming world. She worked wonders and saved Baby farm animals that would have other wise passed away without notice. It all started with bottle calves. Christy seemed to have a knack for being able to get them over whatever ailed them even taking in a calf that had been attacked by a coyote and one that didn't like milk. From that point on, it was decided to use the land for a bottle baby farm and a place for rescue animals to come while on the road to recovery. They nursed anything that people brought them and soon they were running a full scale Baby farm with pickup and delivery services available. People brought their hurt, injured or just rejected Animals of all sorts for them to raise. They took in just about everything including goats, sheep, calves, pigs, poultry, kittens and puppies. Somewhere along the way Christy ended up taking in Rescue animals that others had abused or neglected.
In 2011 Christy's son, RJ took the farm in yet another direction by adding his own flock of fiber animals that he housed on the farm making this farm a true family venture. Today the Farm has a little bit of everything but it still remains true to it's first goal ... Being a bottle baby farm and rescue. While Christy now has to work off the farm at a paying job just to keep the farm going, RJ takes on the daily chores of the farm. And even though they work hard all day, by the Grace of God they come together each night as a family to play even harder.
Not to long ago another twist came when Christy noticed people coming and just parking in the driveway to watch the animals. That lead to interactions with a ton of questions. Soon, Christy took a very important step with the farm and got it recognized by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agritourism. This move provided the farm with an opportunity to teach others both online and off to people of all ages.
We have future goals to reach a point of being more self suffient. While we work to raise our own meat, we are constantly trying to prefect our gardens to have a better food supply. Someday we hope to not only have an independent electric supply through either solar or wind but we also hope to utilize the spring fed well already here on the farm as our water source.
So we invite you to come join us on this little adventure we call life. Who knows maybe we will make you into a real, down to earth, Ol' MacDonald style farmer. Oh and you better be careful you might just learn a few lessons on the way.
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