Bill and Margaret are the ones now responsible for the day-to-day care of Circle D Farms.
As a couple of retired educators, the job of running the farm is like being on recess all the time! The differences between
working with students and working with cattle are not that big: walk slowly to a crisis, don't get loud, be patient,
be firm, and always use a lot of TLC. With over 60 years of practice they seem to enjoy themselves, as you can tell
from those smiles!!
|Bill and his best friend (and wife) Margaret.
|Morgan, once again, makes her grandparents proud!
In the middle of the 20th century, as a man was
serving his country in what was called the "Cold War," there arose an idea, one that warmed the hearts of his sons
and gave hope to the whole family.....someday we would all live on Circle D Farms!!!!! The family would spend whole evenings
talking about "The Farm".
And so it was in May of 1961 Headley C. Davis, Sr. and Betty W. Davis purchased 80 acres establishing Circle D Farms.
Since that humble beginning Circle D has been
the home of horses, hogs, cattle (both beef and dairy), chickens, geese, sheep, goats, rabbits, ducks, and peacocks.
For many years the family seldom bought meat or eggs from the store. Betty's
mother, Grandma (Mrs. Elizabeth White), instructed the three sons how to butcher any animal grown and then taught them
how to prepare it for the table; some of the finest food on God's earth. The Farm became an essential part of the three
sons' lives, developing the character needed to face their roles in life.
The eldest son, Bill Davis, has spent the majority of his life developing Circle D Farms....first raising hogs, then
operating a dairy, and now raising Angus cattle. If asked what was the best thing produced on Circle D, Bill would say without
hesitation, his children. The hogs produced were of top quality, the milk was the best, and the Angus cattle that graze the
pastures now are second to none; but the true value of this farm and any other farm is the people it produces.....honest,
hardworking, reliable, responsible, moral people with the courage to stand up for what is right.
The "fly-boy", his bride, and three sons.
What's Happening Now?
8 years in the Angus Business, Margaret & I are still excited about the next calf, next rain, next cutting of hay, or
the next bull sale. However, many of the things we appreciate the most are the gifts we are given everyday; Canadian
geese skimming across the pond in the morning, deer grazing the south hay field, turkeys wondering around in the
bull padock, squirels playing in the front yard, or an eagle watching us all from his spot high above.....no better place
on earth to live!! As the herd has grown to 20 producing cows the pastures have had to grow too. However, we have decided
to develope "wooded pastures" for the cattle allowing for plenty of habitat for the wildlife. You see, Margaret
& I want Circle D Farms to continue to produce the gifts mentioned above for our grandchildren and their grandchildren.
Yes, we raise cattle; but our job is to be stewards of the land. We recognize the importance of conservation which answers
the question above....we are conserving our little part of the earth for those who follow us.