We love talking about the farm and its history, but first, I guess, we should introduce ourselves. We’re James “Chip” Moore and April Moore, and we are co-owners of Second Intention Farm. After years in our respective careers — Chip as a professional civil engineer and April as a consultant in digital analytics — we decided we needed an exit strategy, one that would allow us to take care of his parents, who still live on the beautiful farm he grew up on.
Second Intention Farm is the new name we picked for what is a very old farm. Chip’s grandfather, Floyd Moore or “Papa,” purchased the property in 1935. He and his wife Charlene (Granny) raised their three sons here, and their three sons raised their children — including Chip –here or on nearby farms. For more than three generations, the Moore family has tilled the land, grown crops, and raised cattle here.
But this land had been an established farmstead 100 years or more before it came under our family’s care. Now that Papa is gone, we are continuing the tradition and keeping it as a working family farm. But we are also taking it in a new direction, with a new purpose and a new life that allows us to share it’s beauty with others. We hope you’ll come see it.