The farm is really an overgrown garden. What you might call an ambitious garden – or in some circumstances, a practical garden. It is both ambitious and practical because we like to eat our food from this garden, our backyard green grocery.
There are vegetables of course, we try to grow most everything we eat. We use no no artificial pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics or hormones anywhere on the farm.
We keep chickens too, because the eggs are so much more tasty when they are fresh (and of course, organic!) They also contribute to the compost fertilizer we build the soil with, and later to the stew pot with our gratitude.
The garden is home to honeybees and other pollinators. Building an beehive (apiary) will help keep us in honey and beeswax candles as those busy worker bees pollinate the garden, keeping us in fruit and vegetables.
Other things are in the plan for both sooner and later: a dyer’s garden, a second apiary (bee box) and a hedgelaying demonstration trail among them. Each new step along the way becomes a subject of our education.