Some of you may have stumbled onto our site/blog accidentally, although we're going to presume that most of you came here by way of the Team HighTail
photoblog or the food blog Mr. Onion's Neighborhood
. Either way, welcome!
We are Anthony (also known as "Big Onion") and Kaela, a recently engaged couple who have been urban farming for a couple of years and decided to expand our small duck raising/produce projects into a larger scale. Originally based out of New Orleans, we purchased a house and some property in nearby Hammond, Louisiana. Our nine acres is mostly pasture, save for the house, a creek, a couple of small ponds, and some tree lines that separate the land into three pastures of various size.
Luckily, our purchase of this property included a series of outbuildings that were perfect for poultry and other small livestock. In the month since we closed, we moved our flock of nearly 30 ducks and have obtained some rabbits (New Zealand
breeds), chickens (broilers, Wyandottes
, and Ameraucanas
), some more ducks (crested Pekins
, turkeys (Broad Breasted Whites
), and some geese (we're still not sure on the breeds).
Recently we established HighTail Farms, LLC. This page will serve as a site for the business itself, as well as our continuing progress in working to provide small-scale, pastured poultry and other livestock.
We'll use the blog space here to mostly detail some of our projects, to talk about why we do the things we do, to share some recipes, and to hopefully let you know when we're able to start selling some of our products! We look forward to sharing some of our experiences and knowledge with you, and to hearing what you have to say!
- Big Onion