Hello friends, we're the Kinsey Family!
First and foremost, we’re a family that loves food, nature, and people.
Like many great adventures, Reverent Wild Ranch started with a dream—a dream of a simpler life where we could work to change our little corner of the world for the better. When we married at the ripe old age of 21, the dream of ranching was already alive and growing in our hearts.
For us, ranching is about stewardship of the land and animals. It’s about cultivating the food we want to share with our families. It’s about supporting our well-being through what we eat. It’s about the essentials of life. The dream started to come true in 2018 when we found our perfect piece of Georgia soil and founded Reverent Wild Ranch.
We use intensive rotational grazing practices, which means our cows graze as a herd through fields of deep grass their entire lives. It also means that the soil of our ranch gets richer and healthier with every passing year. It’s hands-on work, but it honors the land and animals and lets us offer you high-quality, nutrient-dense meat.
At our core, we have the utmost reverence for God and His creation. Respecting nature means allowing it to be a little wild, so that it can be full of ALL the life God intended.
We’re thankful to be growing our family, and herd of beautiful cattle here in McLemore Cove in Chickamauga, GA. We’re proud to be your rancher.
- Michael and Taylor Kinsey
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Hello, friends! We’re the Kinsey family. (Michael, Taylor, and Ranch-hands in training) Here at Reverent Wild Ranch, we grow pasture-raised, grass-finished beef using regenerative ranching methods. We’re proud to offer you delicious, nutrient-dense beef raised according to nature’s design. We would love to tell you about why we became first-generation ranchers and why we care for our land and animals the way we do:
Michael, born and raised in Cohutta, Georgia, became fascinated with farming at an early age. Throughout his childhood he visited a family friend’s dairy farm in South Carolina, where he grew to appreciate and respect the attention required to care for land and livestock. His high school offered agriculture classes, and he credits his teacher, Janet Robbins, with furthering his practical interest and knowledge. Michael continued to study ranching and farming methods extensively on his own. He was introduced to regenerative farming practices through the pioneering work of Joel Salatin at Polyface Farms. From Salatin and other authors, Michael learned that healthful, sustainable agriculture starts with stewardship of the soil—but it would be a few years before he finally settled on the soil of Reverent Wild Ranch.
Taylor, born and raised in Kennesaw, Georgia, was probably the last person you’d expect to end up living on a ranch. Her high-heels-to-Muck-boots transformation began when she met Michael during their freshman year at Lee University— it wasn’t quite love at first sight, but it was close! Three years later they were married in the woods behind Taylor’s childhood home. They settled in Kennesaw and began working “normal” jobs, but the now-shared dream of ranching was still alive and well in the back of their minds. In her early twenties, Taylor was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that disrupts the thyroid. Taylor hoped to avoid reliance on medication or synthetic hormones, and discovered that, in her case, diet changes were an effective treatment. We began seeking out organic, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods, not because it was trendy, but because our family’s health depended on it.
Taylor’s health concerns brought new urgency to the interest in regenerative ranching— it became a passion, a calling. Sadly, our country’s mainstream food system is more about cheap quantity than real quality, often to the detriment of the land, animals, and consumer. They decided it was time to join the movement of farmers and ranchers who are doing things differently. They then started looking for land in their home state where they could make a home with a growing herd of beautiful, healthy cows. “We wanted be able to produce the kind of meat that would support not only Taylor’s lifelong health, but also that of as many other families as possible.” -Michael
Not surprisingly, when agricultural practices follow nature’s model, everything is ALIVE—the land has richer soil, the animals live peacefully, and the produce grown or meat raised is more nutrient-dense. Regenerative “sustainable” agriculture isn’t the easiest path, but we believe it’s the right path, the path that does justice to the way God ordered nature.
When we began growing our herd of cows here in Chickamauga, Georgia in 2018, we made your wellness our business. That means we hold ourselves to the highest level of integrity and transparency. We give careful attention to every step of our beef’s journey, from conception to consumption. We use intensive rotational grazing practices, which means our cows graze as a herd on dense fields of thick, healthy grass their entire lives. Our goal is to spread health and wellness through the joy of food that is afforded its Best life. We have the utmost reverence for God and his Creation. We believe that respecting nature means allowing it to be a little wild, so that it can be full of all the life God intended.
As we tend our land and animals, we think of you and your family at your table, and we want to give you the best nature has to offer. We’re honored to be your rancher.