The Carroll family has raised cattle & pecans in Camp Hill, Alabama (East & central) for 30 years, at times having upwards of 300 head of cattle and 40 acres of pecan orchards. We currently lease our 900 acres to other's livestock while we transition to other forms of land use.
We currently host everything from meddlesome donkeys to
rummaging goats to the ever-curious EMUS. It's a peaceable kingdom, but if you cross our land you may get the feeling somebody is peeking -
We have four spring fed lakes hosting native bream and bass. Our pastures are covered waist high with 30 years worth of fescue, rye and zaorse grasses - happy hunting grounds for local eagles, large packs of coyotes, owls, hawks & the occasional 6-foot rattling snake.
(& now I see you are the quiet uncut hair of graves)
In addition to the winningest teams in college football, Alabama is famous for her sweet and rich pecans. The Carroll Family Farm raises three varieties of pecans, with a uniquely sweet and buttery flavor that emanates, mysteriously, from the Camp Hill soil. We hand toast every batch; our pecans taste like the best of the seasons in the Deep South. Look for them this fall, we are hoping for a bumper crop!
Our farm goods have been featured in several local premiere restaurants (including BLOODHOUND, Auburn), and are soon to be available online and in specialty markets and boutiques in the Lake Martin area and beyond!
(to be consumed with bourbon, mint juleps/straight whiskey, or the moonshine of-your-choice).
We're currently working to renew and restore our historic (and newer and younger) pecan-orchards. We look forward to a healthy crop for 2012. Look for Carroll Family FarmsPecans at a cool-purveyor of Alabama-Local products near you. Future plans include organically raised goats & Cheviot SHEEP, organic pecans, as well as locally grown herbs & heirloom southern edibles.
On the road, daddy Burke Carroll is a skilled programmer/systems integration engineer - always available for contract (!); while spouse Heidi-Annette is a professional screenwriter currently working on the screenplay STARS FELL ON ALABAMA, as well as working to open a local performance-space/gallery. While at home, we work hard to develop our local cultural, artistic & business community (close ties to STANDARD DELUXE and BLOODHOUND, Auburn), play a few tunes, and take good care of a variety of rescue animals.
Ava & Heidi, night picnic, lake.
Heidi & Lightening (true love, always)
Daddy helps with chandelier at restaurant-club BLOODHOUND
Burke designed music venue & sometimes runs sound at premiere restaurant and club BLOODHOUND(after a long night, daddy covers a little Iggy Pop ditty with the Dexateens).
Francis, helping daddy with construction.
Our revamped Truckstop (the former Panorama, a building used in various capacities since the late 1950's): Soon to be The Camp Hill Dance-Performing Arts Studio for local, Camp Hill children!
(welcome, future young dancers!!)
Mazzy (rest-in-peace, mazzy!) helped keep the riff-raff in line.
We at the Carroll Farm have been blessed to have many different animal friends, no-account interlopers & otherwise in addition to our native hawks, turkeys, coyotes, eagles, deer, geese, turtles, snakes, flying squirrels, toads, owls, etc. But no matter who is visiting, or where they turn up, it's always only meant more ridiculousness for all. !
(frolicking & wildness in general always appreciated)