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Around the Farm

In September of 2008, the Littles embarked on an adventure in sustainable agriculture. Together with the help of family and friends, they established Sand Holler Farm as a place to raise organic and humane food for themselves and the community.  We strive to provide food to as many people as our little farm can support as well as providing them with an opportunity to learn more about how food is produced.

Wanting to provide a diverse array of foods and products, the farm is home to a small dairy goat herd, a fiber sheep flock, an ever growing number of poultry (chickens, ducks and guineas) an orchard and a vegetable garden.

The double wide ‘farmhouse’ acts as the command center for the constant activity around the place.  In the backyard, there’s a building that houses the shop and the cheese kitchen – a place where all sorts of delicious treats are whipped up!

Beyond those buildings, is the caretakers cottage.  The Littles work in collaboration with a full time caretaker that lives on site and helps with animal chores and with vegetable production. In the summer of 2011 we have added a bunkhouse for interns.

There’s also the goat barn, the kid house, the chicken coop and various other smaller buildings scattered around the property for housing animals and materials!

And finally, Sand Holler Farm is not necessarily tied to a single location in Dale Texas.  Long before we bought the farm, the family was growing our own food.  We each have our own “urban farms” in Austin.  The Nickle Farm in Northwest Austin is currently the most active and even contributes to the Sand Holler CSA boxes.