Blue Heron Farm is a small scale, humane and thoughtful goat dairy, owned and operated by Christian and Lisa Seger, two city-kids turned farmers. The farm is located on 10.5 acres in Field Store, TX, about 45 miles northwest of Houston. That photo is from 2007, when we were fresh. We are old now.
In 2006, we started Blue Heron Farm in part to show that it was possible to run a profitable farm while treating the land, the animals and the people involved with dignity and respect. We were young and naive - but it turned out we were right. It IS possible.
We manage our land using sustainable agricultural principles - no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. We spent years use rotational grazing to encourage better fertility, water usage and carbon sequestration as we rehabilitated the 10.5 acres we call ours. Now we use less forced grazing as we allow native plants to come back and replace some of the non-native grass.
Our herd of Nubian goats are pastured, but with regular access to dry, safe shelter. Same goes for all of the other animals we raise - hogs and poultry, specifically. Our animals are managed using Animal Welfare Approved standards as a basis for most decisions. They are our family and their long term well being drives every decision made on the farm.
We believe in transparency, and offer regular tours of the farm to allow our customers to connect with their food and verify our practices. We invite you to become a part of our Blue Heron Farm family.
In 2013, We were invited to speak at TEDx Houston. Our talk was about ethical omnivorism and its challenges.
I broke my ankle that week. ...Just to explain why I was in a wheelchair.
...I'm fine now..
If you don't know about Hilah, you should. She has a fun cooking channel on YouTube. This was from a travel/cooking series she did in 2013.