In April 2014 we bought our farm - 39 acres in Greenville AL, no friends, no family living here, just dreams and visions of getting out of the rat race of life and finding a simpler way of living. What the heck were we thinking? We work harder now, but knowing where your food came from, what you are eating and that you did it yourself is well worth the reward!
We've been together forever, but over the years I've learned that James likes to do things big! He told me one night that he wanted to get a few chickens so we could have farm fresh eggs and quit buying them from the store - who doesn't like farm fresh eggs? Ok, let's do it! In October 2015 James bought 42 day old peeps, they were absolutely adorable, but in April 2016 when they started laying eggs we were getting almost 2 dozen eggs a day - that's a lot of eggs when you don't have a plan.
Checking on the saplings
Last year James had another idea, let's plant an orchard - little did we know that this little vision would eventually turn into the Widdoss Farm & Apiary. We thought the venture would be a small little hobby, enough fruit to feed us but after all of the research, planning, more research and more planning in a matter of a few weeks the orchard went into motion and James planted over 80 fruit trees, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, and so much more!
James working the bees!
Well, if you have an orchard you need bees, right? This year we started our bee keeping journey and have already grown from 2 colonies to 5 or 6 in a matter of weeks. We are looking forward to a pollinated orchard, and eventually reaping the rewards from the bees - honey! Thank you for visiting our website - Beth
Would you like to know more about James and Beth Widdoss? Over the years we have lived in several different states, Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, but we now call Greenville AL our home, well we have at least for the past few years.
We put God first, our marriage second and our family third - every day is an adventure, and we have discovered that you get out of life what you put in to it. We love spending time together, walking through the orchard, laughing and just enjoying life!
If you'd like to visit our orchard, check out our bees, or see what other fun things we have going on, just email us or give us a call - James loves talking to people!
Owners: James and Beth Widdoss Email: Farm@WiddossFarm.com
Phone: 205-394-5900 Address: 2802 Airport Rd Greenville, AL 36037