“We’re a small, ecologically based, off-grid family living simply, offering pastured pork, poultry, vegetable produce, eggs, and heirloom seeds.”
“Our focus is on radical sustainability, intensive grazing, animal welfare, and tree crops. We practice no-till/low-till planting, rotational grazing of heritage breed pigs, poultry, goats and cows, using organic practices (non-certified.) We are off-grid and utilize rain-water catchment, solar power, and practices like scything, biochar and hand cultivation in order to reduce our carbon hoofprint.”
“We are off grid and rely heavily on hand tools, animal power, and human-scale designs rather than tractors, tillers, etc. Increasing our organic matter and soil carbon is more important to us than yields at this point in our project. Sustainability, ecological rigor, and permanent plantings remain our highest priorities.”
Nearly an acre in year round use, with 30 or so acres of
pasture/silvopasture that is grazed incrementally.
No more than 2 acres at any given time across our various
2 dairy cows (Jersey/Guernsey)
2-3 dozen meat chickens
50-75 meat ducks
80 egg-laying chickens
2 dozen turkeys
Animals forage for food and are supplemented with organic feed.
Pigs have access to a permanent barn and waller plus about 1/4 acre of rotated pasture at a time.
Goats are rotated with portable electric fencing for 1-3 days in each paddock.
Chickens are rotated with portable wagons every 1-2 weeks.
Cows are rotated on 1/4 acre paddocks daily.