ABOUT THE FARM
Big Creek Farm has a rich history. Originally settled in 1852 via a land patent by John W. Smith, the farm started as an 80-acre parcel and survived the Civil War. If Quantrill and his raiders didn't ride across the farm on their way to burn Pleasant Hill, they came pretty close and there were numerous Civil War skirmishes around the area. Through the years, the acreage reduced in size and is now a picturesque 20 acres with bluffs overlooking the lovely Middle Big Creek. The original farm house was moved to a site on 58 Highway when the newer brick ranch house was built in 1968. I purchased the farm in 2018 and it is a work in progress and definitely a labor of love. Many improvements have been made to the farm in 2019 -- the vegetable and herb garden, the super coop and accomodations for the other animals in the big red barn. In researching the farm, I found it was originally in the now inactive township of Big Creek and census records show that John W. Smith's address was 1790 Big Creek, Cass County, Missouri. To honor the history of the farm, I named it Big Creek Farm.