How we farm
We believe in the synergy between plants and animals and we believe in small scale agriculture. We provide fertility for our produce and flowers using compost generated by our animals, extensive cover cropping, and organic fertilizer. Our sheep are rotated throughout our pastures and cover crops for the health of the land and the animals. Our flower field and natural dye plants provide lots of food for beneficial insects. Everything is grown without synthetic pesticides and chemicals and that is why it all tastes so good! The result is an amazing diversity of vegetables and grass fed lamb and fibers for our community. We are proud to be a small farm, allowing us to touch each step of the process.
why we farm
Wendell Berry says is best:
“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: "Love. They must do it for love." Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide. I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed to live at least a part of their lives without a boss.”
Farming the way we do is our way to combat climate change, provide food and fibers to our local community, and shapes the way we chose to live. We love to be able to provide the food for people so they are able to do their best work!
Thanks for your support; we are very fortunate to be able to do so.