Goats, chickens and a pig named Petunia make their home at a Mennonite farm located along Bouldercrest Road in DeKalb County.
“We’ve got a beautiful little slice of heaven out here,” said Bremen James, the farmer at Oakleaf Mennonite Farm since June 2011.
With 2.25 cultivated acres, Oakleaf Mennonite Farm, in its third year, started as a garden by a church congregant.
“It was a labor of love,” James said. “The church decided to develop the garden into a larger farm for use as community outreach.”
“So they slowly started plowing up the plots with volunteer help, pitching in money as they could and slowly built it up,” James said. “We’re still in our infancy, but we’re growing up fast though.”
Much of the work at the farm is devoted to “a lot of education,” said James. The farm hosts school groups, farm tours and