Nestled in the serene surroundings just across the historic Pages Millpond and just 45 minutes from the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach, Freedom Forest Farm is a tranquil retreat that awaits visitors in Lake View, South Carolina. Here, the whispering winds dance through the leaves, carrying stories of the past, as the farm sits proudly with a sense of timelessness that invites you to step away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Spoiled by nature’s unspoiled beauty, visitors of Freedom Forest Farm are treated to an experience that harkens back to simpler times. Whether it’s the rustic charm of the surrounding woodlands or the gentle ripple of water at Millpond, the farm offers a unique opportunity to reconnect with the earth and find peace in the pastoral landscape.
As a haven for local wildlife and a testament to sustainable farming practices, Freedom Forest Farm stands as a beacon of tranquility. It is more than just land; it is a living mosaic of fields, forests, and waters that have been respectfully harnessed to create a sustainable and harmonious environment.
For those in search of a moment’s peace or a lasting impression of South Carolina’s natural splendor, Freedom Forest Farm is a must-visit destination. Here, every path leads to discovery, and every visit helps to preserve the legacy of the land across from the historic Pages Millpond.
Our family—Brent, myself (Jalena), and our four vibrant children—embarked on an agrarian adventure after transplanting roots from bustling Arizona to an 8½-acre canvas.
It all began when Brent, a decorated combat veteran with 23 years in law enforcement, and I—still bemused by our serendipitous meeting as jailhouse colleagues—decided to hang our hats after careers fueled by service and protection. We initially carved a family path along the conventional lines but were soon guided by higher callings toward the joys and challenges of fostering 11 children over 4 1/2 years, ultimately culminating in the adoptions that would expand our family tree in the most unexpected ways. With Brayden, Mikayla, Charleigh, and Bryant, time has painted our lives with broad, vibrant strokes, the years zipping past like swift swallows at sunset.
Freedom Forest Farm isn’t just a name; it’s a testament to our ethos of liberty: from the soil to the soul. It’s an homage to Brent’s valorous service and our collective pursuit of a life untethered from the inhibitions of modern constraints. With hands cupping seeds and hearts full of dreams, we’re cultivating an oasis where natural farming methods meet educational enrichment—a food forest teeming with nutrient-rich produce and a destination for agricultural tourism.
Bounties of the Land
Our homestead is a living mosaic—not only home to our family, but also to a cherished ensemble of animals ranging from clucking chickens and free-ranging fowl to sociable KuneKune pigs and nourishing Nubian goats. We aspire to introduce a dairy cow to our fold, envisioning days where milking lessons might intersperse with the laughter of visiting families.
The arched expanse of our 100 ft long tunnel shelters an array of vegetables, while nearby, raised beds abound with medicinal herbs. Their fragrances dance on the air, a subtle invitation to explore deeper into nature’s apothecary. We nurture our land with the intent to provide not just for our own table, but to extend a hand of sustenance to our extended community.
An Agritourism Dream
Yet, Freedom Forest Farm isn’t just about cultivation—it’s about community. We’re at the cusp of unveiling meandering trails where visitors can pluck sun-kissed fruits straight from the branches, invoking the primal connection that humanity shares with the earth.
An abandoned dwelling on our grounds whispers of potential, poised for transformation into a crucible of learning—where the arts of canning, bread crafting, and garden tending will be passed on to eager hands. This homesteading hub will also sprout an array of goods and essentials, fostering a seed-to-supply ethos.
We’re getting closer to opening our farm to the public, and cannot wait for you to come explore farm life!
At Freedom Forest Farm, every sunrise is a promise and every sunset, an achievement. Join us in this enchanting continuum where farming is not just about the fruits it bears but the hearts it nurtures.
We can’t wait to share the magic with you!