Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The New Hen House, “The Chicken Palace”

"THE CHICKEN PALACE" is almost complete! The hens were moved in last week, and are VERY happy in their new home, thanks to Dan, President and Owner of Jarman's Construction, who worked closely with me to build this beautiful, and ingenious chicken house design. Dan is a wonderful carpenter and contractor with a degree from North Carolina State University in Poultry Science. This unique background was perfect for this project. We kept chicken psychology in the forefront as the living environment was designed. This nontraditional chicken house design is the result of my 30 years' experience in keeping chickens, with features to make the Keeper's job less work and to enhance the environment for the chickens' well-being.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Java chickens enjoy fresh well water everyday!

Early Sunday morning breakfast at High Ground Farm was a mixture of corn, wheat, oats, soy, apples, pears, and greens!

Monday, October 12, 2009

High Ground Farm a haven for pastured Java Chickens

The High Ground Farm house dazzles in the soft sunlight. It is considered a excellent example of rural farmhouse architecture from southwest North Carolina in 1860. The house has been carefully restored to this time period. Here time slows down.


Beauty, Calm and Quiet describes High Ground Farm. The new HIGH GROUND FARM STORE has been created for us to share this beautiful way of life. Visit the HIGH GROUND FARM STORE for farm inspired goods to bring to your home! Other items from the Farm will be added occasionally, so check with us from time to time to see what is new!

Heavy Canvas Java Chicken Shopping Tote

Insulated zippered pocketed Java Chicken Tote

High Ground Farm inspired Shopping JAVA Totes

Inspired by High Ground pastured Java Chickens, these beautiful shopping bags promote chickens who are allowed to live naturally. This original screen printed sketch is by the owner of High Ground Farm. The screen printer is also a local artisan. All available from THE HIGH GROUND FARM STORE for your home.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Carolina Farm Stewardship 4th annual Eastern Triangle Carolina Farm Tour was a great success September 19, and 20, 2009. We had over 100 visitors who marveled at the beauty of High Ground Farm. The Java chickens were on their best behavior as they grazed in the pasture. The guests enjoyed original art inspired by High Ground Farm, including organic cotton shopping bags with Java Chicken sketches, oil paintings, and watercolor note cards. The Muscadine grapes, figs, fresh Java eggs, and fresh lemon pound cake were all in abundance for the visitors to purchase.