In 2013 we purchased the 600 acre farm a few miles south of Collierville that is now named Mallard's Croft. In Scotland, croft means small farm. Our first project on the farm was to renovate a ramshackled barn into an event center for weddings and parties. We hosted our first wedding in the barn in the January 2014.
Professionally, I (Tom) have been reclaiming & reusing materials from old buildings for decades (for more info visit http://www.reclaimingthepast.com ). My first project at thirteen was helping my dad demolish and recycle the materials from a church in his hometown of West Point, MS. Since then, I have reclaimed materials from buildings in Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Mississippi. Reclaimed antique wood and materials were used in the restoration of all of the buildings at Mallard's Croft.
Lucy (Wittichen) Green has lived in the Memphis area her entire life. We have three college-aged daughters that love to hunt.
Our second project at Mallard's Croft was to create a small cottage near the barn. This is typically where brides and their bridesmaids dress and spend time before a wedding. It is also available for overnight stays (when events are not being held in the barn).
The farm also has a 7 bedroom/5 bath Farmhouse. When events are not scheduled in the barn, the entire house is available for board meetings, family reunions, or a weekend getaway. This is also where hunters stay overnight prior to a hunt with Mallard Limit. Click here for photos of the farmhouse and cottage.
The duck preserve, Mallard Limit, was added in 2014. It is built on low lying lakes and cypress trees that we added to the 600 acres. There are 3 duck blinds that can accommodate up to 18 hunters per morning. We begin each season by releasing more than 4,000 ducks in May. This ensures that the ducks are flying wild by October 1. We plant and maintain a variety of different crops and grasses to hold the ducks throughout the year. Click here to learn more about Mallard Limit.
We also have an event venue in Oxford, MS near the University of Mississippi. Click here to learn more about The Jefferson.
We look forward to seeing you at Mallard's Croft!