Welcome to the blog page of the Funny Farm! We invite you to come along a wild ride with us. Most of this will be written from Tammy's perspective, as Kody is not much for writing, or talking, or communicating for that matter. If you know Kody, you know- he's a man of few words! Unless you're talking about horses... But that's why we love him. Anyways, hop aboard for some ranch life, farm life, homeschool life, marriage, Christian family blog posts. Hit that "Read More" button to hear a little bit about how we started.
Our Funny Farm family consists of four of us:
Kody- husband, father, horse wrangler, hunter, all man.
Tammy- wife, mother, businesswoman, crafter, all the hats.
Maverick- oldest boy, soft hearted, fast learner, STEM enthusiast.
Montgomery- toddler, wild, all boy, loves outdoors, fishing, hunting.
How this crazy farm began...
Kody and I were married in 2015. We decided to look for a farm while living in a rental house and this beautiful Chuckey farm fell in our laps. We purchased the almost 40 acres in 2018 and had a manufactured home placed on top of the hill in 2019, just as we were bringing our second baby home. We had the 'normal' animals for us: horses, cows, dogs and cats. Soon we found needs for weed eating goats, a donkey to protect the goats, pigs for sausage, etc.
Fast forward a couple months, and we have a COVID pandemic. Life as we knew it shut down, the unknown was mind boggling, and we were faced with so many questions with a COVID baby. Kody's job began forcing long hours, required weekends, and denied time off. In April 2021, he was let go from his factory job of about ten years.
Faced with a new opportunity, our family consulted with the Big Man upstairs and made the huge decision to send Kody to Casey & Son Horseshoeing School in LaFayette, Georgia. We HIGHLY recommend this facility if you are interested in getting your farrier's license. While Kody was away at school in early May, I developed a business plan. Within two weeks, a storefront was purchased, gravel parking lot began construction, and the Funny Farm started to come together.
The idea of the "funny farm" was created on a whim and a prayer. Kody and I had thought about agritourism for a while and what better time when you've lost your main source of income and opportunity has fallen in your lap? We were blessed with an amazing Grandfather and an amazing set of parents that supported us in every way possible. Three short months later, we opened our farm to the public on July 9th of 2021.
Since then, we have grown in so many ways! Kody has an ever-growing list of farrier clients and farm chores. I have taken on marketing, social medias, store management, etc. We like to joke that I produce the creative ideas and Kody has to implement them. He is truly the muscle behind 99% of the projects here at the farm. I am blessed that he puts up with my constantly changing to-do lists.
I can honestly say that there are no two days alike here at the farm. Whether a goat has escaped the fences, ponies are fighting, cows got out, life on the farm is truly funny. We choose to find the humor in farming and ranching because if you can't laugh at the madness, you would surely cry. God has truly blessed this little family of mine, and we cannot wait to grow and change with our community and you!
Tammy shares about life on the ranch, homeschooling two kiddos, and making marriage work in the craziness of owning a business.