My barefoot farm

Food   Fiber   Family
Raised Right in georgia

Food Fiber Family

Welcome to My Barefoot Farm! My name is Sam and I raise dairy,beef, pork and fiber in the beautiful state of Georgia.

My husband works full time in the Emergency Room while I stay home to care for our 8 children and farm. 

Cheesemaking is my passion and my goal is to eventually build and operate a raw milk micro dairy for farmstead cheeses. 

My dairy cows are Jersey and my fiber animals are alpaca, along with Teeswater and Wensleydale sheep. These longwool sheep are sheared twice a year and produce beautiful and soft locks for spinning.

I love to document my farming and family adventures on my blog, and I also love to encourage others who want to start farming.

Please stay and browse through my site and as always, thank you for supporting a small farmer.




Make fresh ricotta cheese!

Small Farmers on a Mission

Just 9 years ago we were living the suburban life in a nice, respectable neighboorhood with friendly neighbors. After discovering we were expecting our 5th baby, we began to dream of more outdoor space for animals and honeybees.

We were fortunate to find 30 acres to buy at auction for a price within our budget.

Today we have 8 children, a small herd of dairy and beef cows, and a modest flock of fiber animals. We have grown from back yard chickens and honeybees to a family sized farm with a varied collection of animals.

Over the last few years we have strived to learn more and to share our knowledge in hopes of encouraging others who want to begin their journey into farming. Thank you for following as we share our adventures and experiences as we continue to grow.

To foster support and encouragement for small, local farmers. To continue to learn as we expand and grow. To nurture relationships with other farmers and families.


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Please browse through blog posts where we share our farming and family stories.

Where we are in Georgia


The Barefoot Artisan


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Blog posts and farm updates

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes, the Recipe

I want to share a ricotta cheese pancake recipe that I often use. Pancakes are always a much loved meal in this house, but ricotta cheese pancakes are the best. If you have ever needed a great way to use up some ricotta cheese, look no further.   Ricotta Cheese...

How to Make Ricotta Cheese

    How to Make Ricotta Cheese If you ever wanted to get started making cheese, here is an easy starter cheese that uses only a few ingredients. Ricotta cheese is what I call the gateway cheese. Once you make it, you start to wonder what other cheeses can be made at...

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304 Catoosa Station Road, Ringgold, GA 30736