We restored 12 acres to native prairie in the spring of 2017. It's been a bumpy ride, but we've made it to Year 4! Look back at our first 3 years here - Native Prairie Restoration: Years 1-3. Winter and early spring prairieSummer prairie progression Year 4 - 2020: Growth was slow coming into spring. … Continue reading Native Prairie Restoration – Year 4
Building our farm has brought many unexpected challenges. It's been dirty, difficult, dangerous and expensive. It's easy to idealize the quaint little old fashioned farm - chickens roaming, bees humming, apples drooping - but there's another side to that story: For the last five years we've had an ongoing battle with 3 monsters. Poison ivy, … Continue reading How we Keep Deer Flies and Horse flies from biting – NO Chemicals
Restoring our native prairie has been one of the most exhausting and frustrating experiences. Read on to see what's happened in the past 3 years and where we are headed next. We chose to restore the 12 acres of tilled field to native prairie in order to restore the land. Our farm has been cropped … Continue reading Native Prairie Restoration Years 1-3
Native hardy shrub for difficult soils and terrains. Great for pollinators and birds.
This is the story of how we went from owning 1 cat to 7 in just three months. Sometimes, the most exciting things are surprises.... We'll start at the very beginning - 8 years ago we adopted our first cat. She is a silver/gray siberian forest cat. Big and hairy. Our children were young and … Continue reading Is there such thing as too many cats?