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roughdraftfarmstead@gmail.com     (502) 598-8288

1295 gilbert’s creek road, lawrenceburg, ky 40342

 

21 thoughts on “CONTACT US.

  1. hi y’all! we’re so excited that you’re coming back to the neighborhood to stay. its really great.

    so we were thinking… of going on vacation this fall and winter, probably going away a couple times, and wondering… if you two would like to housesit for those times we’re gone – near to your new place, but with beds and showers and a kitchen and all that to boot. it would give us peace of mind to know some folks who know their way around poultry were hanging around while we’re away.

    don’t know when you’ll start being around, but we’re thinking of going to canada for a spell in early October.

    very exciting, this move of yours. really feels right in bugtussle.

    peace be with you.

    coree
    615-699-4676

    ps – holler if you need anything.

  2. Hi there! I hear you are a “fermentation expert”! Maybe you can give me some advice?

    We canned tomatoes, but didnt process them long enough… (maybe 20 minutes instead of 40 minutes). The next day we went camping for a week. There were about 4 jars that didnt seal, and when i opened them they were fermenting. I poured them into a big bowl and covered them with a lid. Im not sure what to do next!
    I dont want to throw them out…
    Jessie

    • Jesse,
      Today, Christmas Eve, you and Hanna brought your first child into this great race. You also made your Mom and me Grandparents. My Grandfather mind-set is a mirror image of my consciousness when YOU were born. Then and now I felt connected, purposeful, and responsible. Spiritually, I am humbled. Personally, I know I will stand with my family in all things.
      Psychologically, however, I’m drooling quite a bit tonite and I’ve started tossing M&M’s into your Mom’s shoes. Just the red ones.
      LoveDad

  3. Hi! I’ve been following your blog (thanks to todaysletters.com) for about eight months now. Absolutely love reading about your adventures and journey. My husband and I live in Florida and just joined a CSA here, and are really excited about it. We’d love to donate a share so a deserving family or person in Kentucky could enjoy fresh fruits n’ veg (meets the husband’s desire to support local farming and my desire to support families/children in need – win-win!). Our question is, would the donation be considered tax-deductible? We work on a tight income (teacher and a non-profit youth worker), so we try to make sure most of our donations are recognized on our taxes.

    Thanks!

    -Johanna

  4. Hi! I loved your winemaking instructions using honey and no yeast so gave it a try and followed your instructions to the letter. After three days I have absolutely no fermentation going on. In past batches with yeast added it was going crazy by now so I’m concerned. Is there anything I can do to start fermentation at this point?

    • Hi Sherry.

      Okay, First, did you use raw honey? If not, you will have to add yeast. If you did use raw honey, place the wine in a warmer location, closer to seventy degrees or so. Sometimes it just takes three or four days to start, just keep stirring!

      Jesse

      • Thanks for answering! I actually don’t think I used raw honey, it just doesn’t say, but I will next time. The good news is that i moved it to a warmer location in the kitchen and today, day 5, it’s fermenting wonderfully! I’m so excited! Thank you!!!

  5. Hello!

    I have been following your blog since I saw your wedding featured on intimate weddings (dot com) a few years ago. First, congratulations on the new little one – and on the growth of your own little homestead.

    I am a food + lifestyle photographer based out of Cleveland, Ohio. I am currently working on a “food stories” series, featuring people and families within their own homes. The main focus of this series is the relationships between people and the food they put on their table.

    I was wondering if I could feature your farm and family! We wouldn’t be looking to shoot until late spring, but we are looking to get all of our “stories” on the calendar as soon as possible.

    Please let me know if this is something you may be interested in or would like further information regarding the shoot/project. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you!

    Warm Regards
    Brittany Graham

    • I just wanted to say that we enjoyed the article on you both and your farm. I went to your web site and saw where you had moral mushrooms, I wonder if you sold them and if you did cold you ship them to va,lol I love them, we picked them in the woods as kids with my parents and then they fried them,oh boy! And have you installed your solar. Thanks and hang in there, I’m a part time/ farmer on two acres in the city.

  6. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU MY A DRESS IS 40-A-COUNTRY DRIVE EAST STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK. SO NOW YOU HAVE FRIENDS IN THE BIG CITY HOPE I CAN SAY THE SAME ABOUT THE COUNTRY YOUR FRIEND. RICHARD TAUER YOUR LIVING MY DREAM !!!!!!!!!!

  7. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU MY ADDRESS IS 40-A-COUNTRY DRIVE EAST STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK. SO NOW YOU HAVE FRIENDS IN THE BIG CITY HOPE I CAN SAY THE SAME ABOUT THE COUNTRY YOUR FRIEND. RICHARD TAUER YOUR LIVING MY DREAM !!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hello,
    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for the past couple of hours; I found it through Facebook. As I was born on a small farm here in the west of Ireland it has given me great joy to read about your lives working the land.
    Your mention of guinea birds has excited me big time for this is the first time I’ve heard them mentioned in over 40 years. My late mother, God rest her soul, used rear about 30 hens every year and sell them on to a dealer as a project in making money over a number of years in order for her to buy a piano for my sister Mary
    An abiding memory from those days also was the terrible noise they used make especially when we’d be chasing them around the out-houses when the dealer would come to collect them.

    My best regards,
    Brendan

  9. Hello Rough Draft Farmstead, my name is Gregory Mosher & I currently live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and YOU are a huge inspiration!

    I recently found your story in an issue of “The New Pioneer” and I can’t say enough how inspirational it is to me! I studied correctional worker & policing foundations in college and fear I should have studied agriculture or something among those lines due to the fact that I have been unable to find meaningful employment in my field, as well as everyday I can only dream & plan of someday being able to return to my beloved countryside and having my own small-medium organic farm of vegetables, berries, fruit trees, livestock, honeybees, you name it, I want to do it all!

    My only real problem is that I have extremely limited resources, and my girlfriend and I have a mountain of bills including $18,000 of student loans each to pay off. I also have a son that lives with his mother that I need to secure a career in which I can be financially stable to help support him. My girlfriend is currently off on medical leave only making a portion of her pay so I work 6 or even 7 days a week to do my part to make up for her unfortunate state.

    So in the time that we are still trapped in the city, I have began looking around at grow-a-farmer opportunities, as well as looking at community gardens to learn how to grow, what to grow & networking opportunities! I’m by far the one more interested in farming as opposed to my girlfriend, but she isn’t opposed to it, who knows, maybe if I get her to follow your blog here maybe, she too, will fall in love with the lifestyle!

    You two (and now your little one, congratulations!) have reignited an old flame that used to burn in me to farm when I was younger, if you two can do it with the odds against you, than so can I !!!

    Take care Rough Draft, and thank you so much simply for being you! Someday, likely years down the road, I’ll send you pictures of my humble farming beginnings!

    -Gregory Mosher

  10. I recently tried to make blackberry wine . I used mason jars . After 3 days they are very full and leaking . Would it be ok to open them and pour all contents into a gallon jug or what would you recommend ?
    Thanks !

  11. Hey Jesse and Hannah, Hope yall are doing well! Mow and Olive and Nacho say hi. I was wondering if yall could do a post on bees and specifically winterizing bees or resources that you have liked on that. If you’ve already done one, could you point me to it? Thanks!!!

    • Hi Allison! Oh man, sorry for this very belated post. The only winterizing I have ever done is to block off the entrances from pesky mice looking for a warm place to nest, and an occasional feeding in January/February of biodynamic bee feed – honey with chamomile tea and a little salt. Our hives have all done fine without every being covered or protected, but they also get a lot of morning sun which I think helps. Hope that is helpful and that the goalies are doing well! – Hannah.

  12. I am wondering how you got started and how much it takes to get started. What are you pr ups and downs on starting a farm? It is something I have always thought of doing and have tried on volunteering on a farm or two to jst get an idea of what I really want. Thank you.

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