Hello! My name is Kimberly, I am the creator of “Newbie Farmer Girl” at Kitts Ridge Farm. I started this blog two years ago to not only share my experiences as a new farmer, but to reassure women of all ages that they can farm as well. Farming is no longer a man’s world. As I slowly gain experience I’d like to share this wild and crazy adventure with my family and with you!
I live on a 67 acre farm in East Tennessee with my husband Kevin and twins; Kye and Kensi. We are about 20 minutes from Knoxville. Kevin grew up here in Tennessee, while I am originally from Lexington, Kentucky. Being a city girl, farming was never anything I thought about doing.
In 2017, we decided to buy twenty head of beef cattle from Kevin’s father.. We not only have cattle but fifteen laying hens, a dog named Sadie and a small garden in the summer. We hope to one day expand on to different types of livestock, such as goats, ducks and etc.
A few things about me: First I am a child of God and only through Him can I be the best wife and mother I can be. God has truly blessed us when he gave us twins (whom are 3 now). And even though life can be a little chaotic at times, it is also the most rewarding job God has ever entrusted me with. With lots of prayers and God’s guidance I can get through my days.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 KJV
My background: I have a degree in Health Science with a minor in nutrition. I enjoy continuing to educate myself in both the healthcare and the nutritional world. Knowing how the human body works is amazing to me as well as understanding what we should be eating and why.
When it comes to farming, I’m learning you have to find what works best for you, your land and of course your animals. You may go through some trial but then learn from it and apply it to the next situation.
I hope you’ll join me on this exciting new adventure!