I had a 'jungle' and a poorly placed fence in my backyard that caused me to lose the use of 15 to 20 feet of property. So, Farmer Cliff came to the rescue! You might know him as the firewood other half of Grateful Acres with his wife, Anna Wooten. They lost their house to a fire last Fall and had to adjust what they are able to do on the farm.
With his Bobcat, Farmer Cliff and his helper cleared the overgrowth and took out the chain link fence. He brought a dump truck full of dirt and leveled the stumps, roots, and holes. He chopped the ivy vines that were choking the trees. And, he hauled off truckloads of debris. (He did a bunch more, but I can't remember it all.)
A friend came to help us build a shadowbox fence in the appropriate place... the kids and I learned a lot.
Back came Farmer Cliff to fix the huge gap under the fence that left it looking like it was 'levitating' - its okay, we knew it would do that, just not as much. He narrowed the gap with 2x8x8 boards placed horizontally. That left a remaining 4 inch gap, which he skillfully filled with premium dirt that he had created on his farm. After more leveling, he added another load of his nutrient-rich soil, then grass and clover seed covered by straw. He also surprised me with sunflower seeds scattered around the raised garden beds, where he had planted vegetable seeds.
He even offered to come back every two weeks and nurture the yard into a healthy, vibrant space. I hired him for that task on the spot!
If you ever need any land clearing, leveling, or yard/vegetation stewardship, Farmer Cliff is knowledgeable and wonderful. You can reach him through the Grateful Acres page or call him directly at 205-914-3703.
ASAN is thrilled and honored to have partnered with Alabama native Jessica Lingle on the making of this amazing film! We're grateful to the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship for recognizing and showcasing the ways in which Alabama's family farmers are critical stewards of the ecology and biodiversity of our home state.
Featuring ASAN members and friends Heron Hollow Farm, RRBG Farm / The Cottage House, BDA Farm, Grateful Acres, the McDowell Farm School, TULIP Tuskegee, Al, and more
One of my biggest, strongest soldiers in this Hemangiosarcoma battle is my food so my mama has started home cooking for me.. she is hoping to starve this nasty cancer. Check out all the high quality, lean ground beef she just picked up from Farmer Cliff!! His farm, Grateful Acres is local and organic, plus they are really good people! My mama says if she’s going to cook for me she’s also going to make sure that she’s using the highest quality ingredients available.
I am interested in your meats. Would they be considered organic? I understand if you don't have the certified organic label and how costly that is. I'm wondering if they are fed grass that isn't EVER treated with pesticides. Thanks!
❤️ the colors!!!
Thanks Farmer Cliff for the delicious cucumbers we had in our salad last night. Absolutely the best flavor and perfect crunch!
So Glad to have Grateful Acres back at the Lee Branch Farmers Market this year!
I am soon glad I found out about Grateful Acres! They delivered and stacked firewood for us and I found out they also have organic veg. They are passionate about farming , and are very nice!!
Just had a breakfast sandwich with the fresh bacon, fresh eggs, and tomatoes that I got from you all yesterday. So yummy. Thanks as always. 🐷🐔🍅🚜🎶
Homemade sauce with heirloom tomatoes and basil straight from your greenhouse! 🍅🍃
We had the best time visiting the farm this morning. Farmer Cliff and Anna were so nice and kind to show us around and talk with us about the vegetables they are growing and the animals on the farm. We can't wait to go back!
You have done a great job on the farm. I must get up there real soon. Will pass this on to all my Facebook friends