Covenant Farm, Home of the Murch Family

AKC Labrador Retriever PuppiesArt & Portraits
Celtic MusicCustom Woodworking Graphic & Web design • Ministry

Nestled in the rolling hills at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains, Covenant Farm is the home, business and ministry headquarters for our family. Located 15 miles from historic Appomattox, Virginia, God has blessed us with this beautiful place, from which it is our mission to bring glory to the Name of Jesus Christ in every endeavor we undertake. The buttons on the left will take you to our various endeavors. Our children were born at home and schooled at home. It has been our mission in life to rear children that would love their neighbors, serve God, live lives of service, honor and integrity, bringing credit to their family name and the Name of Jesus Christ.

Check Out What We Do!


Anno Domini Customs is the combined craft of several of the Murch children. It includes artwork in charcoal, graphite, watercolor and oil by Hannah; artwork in graphite and charcoal by Evan Murch; and graphic design and calligraphy by Evan Murch.

The primary focus of the site is the woodworking craft of Ben Murch. He does Folk Art Birdhouses and Building Replicas, also marketed on his web site, These are large replicas of your home or other building in stunning detail. Take a look at some of the scale model homes Ben has created. You will be amazed.

Ben also does traditional woodworking such as picture frames, small furniture pieces, and custom-designed specialty items such as pulpits and lecturns from both soft and hardwoods. He can also make a custom piece to your specifications.

Covenant Farm Puppies are registered Labrador Retriever puppies. Our breeding lines include both American and English Labs in all three colors, yellow, chocolate and black. We carry among the best health guarantees you will find anywhere. Our dogs are all pets are are not kennelled except during breeding and heat cycles.

Lab puppies are the perfect family pets, and have a long, enduring reputation for intelligence, loyalty, gentleness and ease of training. Whether you train your Lab as an excellent hunting dog, a service dog, or just a family companion, it is perhaps the best breed of family dog in existence.

We are also launching a breeding project called "Mastadors", a cross between the English Mastiff and the Labrador Retriever. The most famous dog of this cross-breed was the star of the 1950s Disney movie, Old Yeller.

The Covenanters are six of the Murch siblings that play Celtic Music together. Evan plays lead violin/fiddle, Hannah also plays violin/fiddle, Jesse plays lead guitar, Ben play rhythm guitar and some percussion; Sam plays cello, and Elijah plays pennywhistle and Celtic drum.

They play traditional Celtic music from Scotlad, Ireland and Wales, but also compose and play original music, some of it in the traditional Celtic mode of jigs and reels, but some in a much more Classical form.

They can be found on Facebook and YouTube. They perform regularly in venues in Central Virginia, and will hopefully have a CD or DVD out early in 2012. They are available to do performances anywhere in driving distance Appomattox, Virginia.

Hannah Joy Murch also has a specialty business doing pet portraits. Her primary customer base is owners of our Lab puppies, but it has been expanding. She has recently begun doing portraits of children as well.

Full Quiver Mission
is the ministry of the Murch Family.

The name comes from Psalm 127:3-5

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

For 20 years, our family brought our faith to the streets in evangelistic efforts here in Virginia and around the country. Click on the button for our ministry web site that includes hundreds of photos of our family in action. The web site is out of date, as we are no longer in active family ministry, but contains a long history of our ministry efforts.

Back row: Elijah (15), Evan (17), Aaron (28), Sam (23), Hannah (19), Mary Jo, wife of Ben (26), holding Ben, Jr. (1) with Katie (2)
Bruce (holding grandson Moses Tyler (2)) & Bev, Josiah (13), Jesse (21), Lauren (Murch) Tyler (24) holding her son Jeremiah (1)

For more photographs of the beautiful Covenant Farm property,
click on the "Gallery" button