Wild Pasture Farm is me, Susan Hamilton, and my husband Fabian Hamilton. We operate on Fabian's parents dairy and sheep farm in Lower Onslow, NS. Wild Pasture farm was a dream started by me when I moved to Fabian's family's farm in June 2014. I was farming at home in the valley selling my grass fed beef, and free run pork and eggs before I moved to Lower Onslow but more about why I started grass fed farming in anther blog.
Me with my first grass fed beef!
This business is my full time job. I do all the daily chores, selling in our store and at the Truro farmers market, butcher runs, feed runs, social media, pasture moves, etc. Fabian works full time with his parents but does my maintenance, book keeping, and is always ready with advice if I ask him for it. Farming with your spouse can be pretty tough at times but he's leanred to stay out of my way and we will get along just fine haha!
Since we operate on Fabian's parents farm they are always there to offer advice and help when we need it. Fabian's dad is excellent at helping us build our portable animal structures and his mom is great at helping us with business stuff such as banking. We are very fortunate to be able to use their land and equipent in exchnage for meat.
Wild Pasture farm would also not exist without my family in the valley because right now my beef cattle are still at home. Until we have space for them in Truro, my family takes care of my cattle for me and I am always eager to go visit at home every once in awhile. We buy weaned piglets and meat chicks from them as well.
So next time you see me at the farmers market please don't just think I am there selling someones meat which what a lot of people like to assume. People also like to say "oh, that's the Hamilton's" (kind of but not really). Wild Pasture Farm is owned and operated by me and yes, I have lots of help but I want my customers to know that the woman selling you you're meat is the one who's in charge and doing the work!
Written by Susan Hamilton