Gone Country: Mackadoo Farms offers pasture-raised lamb and goat meat and a slower lifestyle
by Megan Willome
When you visit Mackadoo Farms, David and Leslie Morgan will have time for you. In fact, time seems to slow once you pull onto the property, off Highway 16 South. It’s not the breezy tempo of a vacation — no sleeping late when there are animals to take care of and plants to tend and spices to blend. It’s work, but the Morgans have intentionally built slowness into their daily routine.
“We got rid of our Keurig. Now we do French press. I intentionally don’t have a dishwasher. I have not replaced our microwave that broke. I wanted a clothesline for Christmas,” Leslie said. “We do intentional small things that take more time because it makes us live life a little slower.”
David says that focus has benefited the entire family.
“It gives you time to consider what you’re doing, what you’re gonna do tomorrow. In the city you’re just running all the time, never slow down, never have time to think and contemplate,” he said.
The Morgans were living a typical, super-busy suburban life in Austin when the pandemic hit. The someday-plans they had to eventually move to Fredericksburg got stepped up.
Read the rest of the story at Rock&Vine, spring 2023 issue.