Our farming history

Our first set of chickens arrive on Monday, so I thought this would be the appropriate time to launch our new blog for our farming adventures and give you a little of our history.

First, I have to mention my paternal grandparents, from which the “wright” name originates. They owned a grocery store in the Hilltop area of Columbus, Ohio in the 1930s and then bought the farm down the road from ours in 1946, moving their family of four boys out into the country. One of my favorite memories of my grandmother is riding with her to Columbus on the weekends when she would make deliveries of produce and eggs to her former grocery customers.

Now, here’s a little about my husband and myself. Andy was born and raised in the suburbs of Rochester, but his parents came from farming backgrounds and they always had a garden growing up. He was also raised with a love of the outdoors and is an avid sportsman.

I was raised on our family farm, having a successful career showing dairy cattle in 4-H and FFA. But I was also a spoiled only child…I can admit now that my parents helped me a lot and there were things about conventional farming I never learned. I loved growing up in the country, but I came to OSU in 1995 and never left Columbus, enjoying the city life.

We inherited our family farm in 2010 upon the death of my mother (my dad died in 2007). After much thought and prayer, we decided that we would move from Clintonville to the farm in 2011 and start raising a garden and livestock. We began our enterprise with two hives of honeybees last year (now up to 5 total) under the name Believe Honey. Andy also began his garden and is growing wonderful things like sweet corn, squash, tomatoes, green beans, and cucumbers.

We are excited to share this journey with you and welcome visitors anytime!<a

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7 thoughts on “Our farming history

  1. sharleen September 10, 2011 / 12:58 pm

    Can’t wait to hear all about farm life. BTW, I love the name of your farm. Awesome!

  2. alyssa September 10, 2011 / 4:38 pm

    Love it Lady, keep it up!! Do you sleep???? ;P)

    • Melissa September 10, 2011 / 9:44 pm

      Not well, lately 🙂

  3. Jennie September 10, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    So excited to read about this new adventure. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Allanya September 10, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    Cool! I can’t wait so see it grow.

  5. Kendra September 11, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    I am so excited for you guys, Melissa!! You should have all of the EBC kids (and moms 🙂 ) come and help on the farm!

  6. Heather September 14, 2011 / 9:22 am

    Very excited for you and yours. Looking forward to hearing about and keeping up with your ventures. Love the farm name too. 🙂

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