Howdy, welcome to our brand new website and blog!

This is Farmer Jim, Ara is my wife. Together we’re building an ecological farm and homestead on 3.5 acres, and from now on we are going to share our journey through this blog.

We started farming in 2016 on rented land and moved our farm to another plot in 2017. In late 2018 we finally were able to purchase our 3.5 acre paradise in Magnolia, TX.

I wish we had documented more of the journey through a blog, but we were so focused on working, learning how to farm and searching for land, it didn’t occur to me.

Luckily, we documented much of the journey on our Instagram, and there are posts there going way back before Texas Eco Farms even existed. I just changed the name of the account when we started farming.

There was a time when I didn’t have a clear idea of where we were going. My friend and I started Terramedics, which no longer exists since I realized I wanted to farm commercially. I wrote a few articles under that name, maybe I’ll update and publish them here.

Our aim is to fill in the gaps of our history and story on the blog, document the present, and share how we farm and what we learn along the way.

We’re going to write about a wide range of topics here.

One post might be about a farm project. It might be about managing autoimmune disease through diet and lifestyle choices (I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). It might be about regenerative agriculture, flowers, gardening, homesteading, permaculture, building stuff, self development, learning, software, concepts, ideas, struggles. I don’t know yet!

We’ll also use the blog as a way to update our CSA and Patron members on what’s going on at the farm, what’s growing in the fields and other content on using our produce. Some of our posts will be restricted to members only, but there will be plenty of free posts for all.

Stay tuned, and be sure to sign up for our email list if you want to get notified of all our new posts!

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24 Comments

  1. Love my farmers!!! It has been a great experience and I can’t wait for the next season. God bless and keep you both!

    1. Lovely to hear from you Rhonda, and thanks for submitting the very first comment on the blog! We’ll have to think of a prize for that. Next season is coming up fast! Can’t wait to see everyone and show y’all what we’ve been working on.

  2. You two really are a God-send! It’s nice that everyone can benefit from organically grown nutritious food from a farmer we know and trust. But it’s even more important for those of us with a chronic autoimmune disease. We can’t have any more toxic burden on our already problematic immune system. Thank you for all you do to grow your healthy and delicious food to share with us! Looking forward to the spring crops!

    1. We’re blessed to be surrounded by members like you who understand the importance of real food. It’s what keeps us going and makes this all possible. Thank you for the lovely comment, Theresa!

  3. Looking forward to a blessed and bountiful harvest this spring! You all are doing a great work. Thank you for caring.

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