Earth Rocker Ranch – Farming according to nature’s law of abundance

Earth Rocker Ranch is a small farm in Vermilion owned and operated by Rosemary and Aaron Walker. We view our farm as something of a natural ecosystem, where everything has its place and everything works together to provide us with healthy food and a cool place to live. We have a small herd of beef cattle, and egg-laying chickens and ducks. All of these are raised on pasture, with the poultry receiving a small amount of supplemental GMO-free, soymeal-free grain. The cattle provide us with meat, are helping to restore our pasture to lush abundance, and “mow” the grass to provide a space for the chickens and ducks. The chickens and ducks also eat lots of pasture plants and help to decrease pest insects, and provide us with eggs. In the pasture we have also planted rows of several hundred fruit and nut trees, which will help feed not just us and our customers, but also our livestock in the future. We are excited about being able to provide a local source of totally natural, pesticide-free fruit, but that will be a few years down the road when the trees are big enough. Right now, it’s just exciting to see how big the trees are already getting. This year, at the Frostville Farmers Market, we are focusing on providing healthy, all natural vegetables and pasture raised eggs, as well as some cut flower bouquets as they come in season. Regarding vegetables, plant health is actually not all that different from human health. We all need complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats and proteins. Healthy plants are able to make complex...