It all started when...
We got our first chickens. We fell in love with them. After a few months of learning more about raising other farm animals we decided, "Why not?" We bought the farm!
Who We Are
Every Living Thing was started by Josiah & Shyanna Busch in 2017. We have been married for almost 13 years. We share our home with our Great Pyranees Dexter, and our many animals. In November of 2016 we moved from Seneca, MO to Carthage, MO in order to pursue our dream of starting a farmstead. After a short search we were blessed with a beautiful acreage on the outskirts of town and began planning how to share our love of nature, animals, and plants with you, our customer.
What We Believe
Every Living Thing
We believe that in the beginning God created the earth. After creating the plants and animals, He said, "It is good." Then He created man and gave us instructions to care for his creation. "Everything that lives [Every Living Thing] and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. (Genesis 9:3)" Sadly, people have failed in many ways in caring for the land. We have become separated from our food.
One of our founding principles is that we want to continue to steward what God created for us. We do not want to destroy the earth in food management practices, but instead to restore the earth in our farming practices. Sustainable agriculture maintains the status quo, but here at Every Living Thing we use regenerative farming to restore the land.
We raise our food to a higher standard by using Beyond Organic principles based on the practices of farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm. These standards go beyond the minimum organic USDA standards.