About Us


Welcome to Red Rope Farm, owned and operated by Dave and Kim Day.  We weren’t always farmers and this life that we’ve chosen has been quite an adventure, but we love it.

After we were married, we lived in Northeast Philadelphia, but we yearned for more space.  We both loved animals and I (Kim) also loved to garden.   We became fascinated with sheep and saw our 1st Tunis sheep at our local Grange Fair.  We were hooked!

We found and moved to our farm in 2004.  We bought 2 dozen laying hens that summer and raised broilers the next year.  In 2006 we added 5 sheep, in 2007 we raised some turkeys for Thanksgiving, and in 2011 purchased 2 bull calves to raise for beef.

During this time our family was expanding, as well as our farm.  2005 brought the birth of our son, and our daughter was born in 2008.

Over these first few years as farmers, we discovered our likes and dislikes … and also what worked on our farm and what didn’t.  We’ve designed and redesigned our garden {at least twice}.  We’ve dealt with a coyote attacking a sheep and some turkeys; and raccoons thieving our chicken coops.  We’ve witnessed both births and deaths.

We now raise our sheep for meat, breeding stock and wool; chickens for eggs; and plan to raise more calves for beef.  We have raised turkeys for Thanksgiving, but are taking a break from them.   We also make and sell our own soap, crafts and yarn.

We participate in several local craft fairs, farmer’s markets and fiber festivals during the year.  Our current schedule of fairs can be found on our Events page.  You can see our current products on our Etsy shop.  Kim also does spinning demonstrations and teaches spinning on a drop spindle or spinning wheel.

Contact Information:

phone:  610-326-1842 / 267-265-0343 (c)                             email: redropefarm@yahoo.com        find us on Facebook and on Etsy!

 

Why Red Rope?

We’re often asked what our farm name means. Red Rope refers to the scarlet cord Rahab hung from her window in the 2nd chapter of the Old Testament book of Joshua. After Rahab hid the Hebrew spies then got them safely out of Jericho, they swore to spare her life and her family’s lives when the Israelite army returned to destroy Jericho – but only if she hung a “scarlet cord” in her window.

15 So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall. 16 She said to them, “Go to the hills so the pursuers will not find you. Hide yourselves there three days until they return, and then go on your way.”

17 Now the men had said to her, “This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us 18 unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house. 19 If any of them go outside your house into the street, their blood will be on their own heads; we will not be responsible. As for those who are in the house with you, their blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on them. 20 But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear.”

21 “Agreed,” she replied. “Let it be as you say.”

So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.

Joshua 2:15-21 NIV

In 2006, I was attending a women’s Bible study at our church and the lesson one week was about Rahab. After that lesson I looked at that scarlet cord not only as a sign to the Israelites to save Rahab and her family, but also as a symbol of her spiritual salvation. She trusted in God, who was foreign to her culture and way of life. Because of her trust, and despite her sins, Yahweh saved her and her family and also gave her a place in the family tree of Jesus.

When we think of our sins we see them as a bar graph, with some sins being small and insignificant while others are huge and ugly. Rahab was a prostitute, way bigger of a sin to us, than desiring the newest gadget our friend has.

God sees that bar graph of our sins from above. Each bar, no matter how big or small, is a block to Him. He sees sin, not how big or little the sin is, just that it’s there. So when we go to Him, when we accept His forgiveness and He saves us, He saves us as sinners not as lying sinners or murderous sinners – just sinners.

Rahab’s salvation and place in the family of Jesus tells us that salvation is attainable for any one of us, if we believe and trust in God and in Jesus.

The scarlet cord, or red rope, is a symbol of that salvation.

10 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi Kim

    I’m glad Hannah’s surgery went well. You are doing an amazing job with the farm. You must be on the run all day long.

    Aunt Laureen and I are going to Las Vegas on Tuesday to see Aunt Kathleen and the family. We can’t wait. We’re staying across the street at her neighbor’s house – he is a teacher and goes away all summer.

    Your letter to your Mom was extremely touching. Sometimes it seems, to me, that the pain of loss gets worse with time. It’s something that is unique to each person – how we try to deal with it, get through each day and not just give up. It’s a challenge every day.

    I’ll talk to you when I get back from Vegas.

    Love

    Aunt Eileen

  2. I stumbled upon your website in search or information about making money with wool. You have inspired me as a new stay-at-home mom now living in the country. We only have 3 acres, but I’m sure it will keep me busy as I continue my journey going rural. Thank you!

  3. Hi Kim, it was great to meet you at the NJ show on Sunday.We are your East Coventry, Chester County neighbors, just over the river! Right now we have about 20 Sulfolk, but would like to add fiber sheep to the flock. Do you sell lambs, or have a waiting list? Please let me know and thanks, Cathy Rupert 484 300 5099 cathyrupert@aol.com

  4. Hi!
    We are interested in purchasing quail eggs. We were sent to your site, stating it was the closest farm in our area. Please let me know.
    Thank you!

  5. Hello! I was researching online about neevus sebaceous and found your blog. My daughter has one and I wondered if you had your daughters removed and how it went. Thanks!

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