Gomez Family Farm
12769 County Rd 1131, Flint, TX 75762 Phone (903) 705-5802
New Happenings at Gomez Family Farm
The Need for Families to be Self-Sufficient
Farm and ranch families comprise 2% of the U.S. population. But by the year 2050 we will have almost 10 billion people globally. Farmers will have to increase food production by 70% to feed them all. Our mission is to teach other farmers and families in rural, suburban and urban areas about farming, the great outdoors and self-sufficiency. We use many self-sufficiency skills on the farm such as gardening, animal husbandry, canning & preserving food, blacksmithing, slaughtering, butchering, and wine making.
July Happenings on the Farm
We are working on fattening animals up while we have an abundance of fresh green grass. We want them to go into winter looking as good as possible. We are also fattening piglets who are growing fast for our winter pork. They are Hampshire and Red Wattle cross. We also have 6 roosters who will be going in our freezer sometime this month as well. We had a hen hatch 17 chicks. Hopefully they will grow up to be great egg layers.
We added 200 catfish fingerlings to our pond. We are trying to get the pond stocked up and ready for fishing this summer.
All in all we have had a good growing season in the garden. Our biggest hurdle for the garden will probably be getting sufficient rainfall for the crops. We planted corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, green beans, peas, peppers, tomatoes, beets, spinach, onion, potatoes, strawberries, garlic, carrots, asparagus, and herbs. The pear trees have done well this year. The grapevines are loaded down with fruit. We are busily eating fresh from the garden and preserving our bounty!
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It's Time to Get Outside & Enjoy Nature!
Also we are cleaning and sanitizing the cabin according to CDC guidelines and Airbnb enhanced cleaning protocol.
Complimentary Bottle of Wine or Jar of Homemade Jam for Returning Gomez Family Farm Guests
Reasons to Stay
Family, couple, or solo vacation holiday
Birthday, honeymoon, anniversary, or any important gathering
Visit to a nearby tourist attraction, lake, nature park, historic place, or theme park
For rest and relaxation away from the stress of work and home
How to Have a Safe Vacation
Things to do in Our Area
Our Nearest Marina
Local Wineries & Craft Breweries
Enjoy the Slower Pace of Country Life
Things to do at the Cabin
Let us know if you would like to arrange a homestead tour!
We raise pigs on our farm to provide us with pork to feed our family. Pigs also provide us with lard that we use as cooking oil, baking, and seasoning cast iron pots.
We raise free-range chickens on our farm to provide us with fresh eggs. Chickens also help to improve our soil condition and fertility by constantly scratching the top soil and mixing in their manure. They are also natural foragers and eat insects, which helps to reduce pests around the farm.
We raise cows on our farm to provide our family with beef. We also get milk from our cows to drink, as well as to make yogurt and cheese.