Maple Syrup Season: Welcoming Spring in the UP
As we officially enter spring and celebrate its arrival with the spring equinox, I am grateful to spend time in our woods harvesting sap...
Hello there! I've been writing longer than I've been farming, but the growing season doesn't usually leave much time for indoor computer work. I've always found writing to be a useful way to process and clarify my thoughts. You'll find new posts during late fall through early spring when I'm normally doing research, reflecting, and planning for the coming season.
As a first generation farmer, I've learned a lot from beginners to experts willing to share the good and bad of their own unique experiences. I love treating life as a series of experiments and do my best to enjoy the journey, even with all its setbacks and heartbreaks. We open the farm to visitors but want to make some of the information we share on our farm tours accessible to everyone.
Through this blog, my hope is to connect with and possibly inspire others that want a deeper connection with their food, how it was grown, who grew it, etc. The posts below shed more light on how I approach small-scale, regenerative farming as a newer farmer with a passion for growing, foraging, and raising healthy, delicious and humane food.