Spilt Milk Farms is located in Decatur Texas. Ours is a small little farm that is growing timber with animal and plant life. We raise bamboo, miniature goats, miniature cattle and hogs. We also raise vegetables, fruits, chickens, turkey's and ducks on a small scale, creating our own miniature Eco-system. We are doing this on 3-8 acres of land, making our model extremely renewable and virtually independent of fuel or petroleum based products. This is sustainable and we enjoy teaching others how to do the same. What we're doing is called Silvopasturing.
Silvopasturing has been around for many years, it's mainly done in the southeast with pine trees and cattle. Pine trees can take up to 40 years to maturity while bamboo only needs about 6 years to become fully establish. Pine trees need to be replanted after harvest whereas Bamboo does not. Bamboo is actually a grass that continues to produce year after year once it is established. Bamboo is used throughout the Orient and various other places worldwide as a strong, sturdy building material. Some genus' of bamboo have the tensile strength of steel. While there are things that can't be built with Bamboo in the United States due to regulations and climate.... for those things, there is wood. We believe this will help to take the stain off our wood resources.