Five-Points Farm located in Indian Trail, NC
Five-Points North located in Gregory, MI
Five-Points Farm has two branches, one located in North Carolina, one located in Michigan. Kristin and Allen run the NC farm, Lisa and John run the MI farm. Here is a little information about Kristin’s and Lisa’s family.
This page is dedicated to our mother
Ramona Jean Simpson, 1942-2003.
Our great-grand parents immigrated from Germany, the Netherlands and France, and settled in Michigan and in Alabama. Both sides of our family farmed crops and livestock, and we grew up raising Tennessee Walkers and McCurdy Plantation horses in Alabama with our mother.
In Alabama, the Lanier and Simpson families in Escambia county farmed peanuts, potatoes, corn, hay, sugarcane, cotton, field peas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches and pecans, and cattle. In Bay county Michigan, the Klopf and Lather families grew wheat, oats, rye, corn, and navy beans. Our dad grew these same crops with his dad.
Great uncle Jake Lather in his buckboard, 1920’s Michigan.
In Michigan, Great Uncle Jake Lather discing a field in the 30’s, and Great Uncle Gordon with Floria plowing in 1922.
Great Aunt Gertrude Klopf on one of their plow Percherons in Alba, Michigan, 1930’s. Gertrude died of a brain aneurysm when she was 17 years old.
Mom riding grandad’s plow mule, late ’40’s.
Playing with grandmother and granddaddy’s milk goats in Escambia county Alabama, around 1974.
Kristin riding Reb in the ’80’s, Kristin and Lisa riding Doll in the ’70’s.
Lisa and Kristin with their goats in the ’80’s in Eclectic, AL.