We work with our family of farms to maximize our systems and make them more regenerative, more sustainable. We are creating a pollinator habitat, a small food forest, and using animals to help with that. And we try to enjoy where we live and stay balanced and live in the moment.
Luck. Family property and generous parents enabled us to build and move to this 20 acres with a view that always makes us stop and take a deep breath.
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When we built our homes on the back half of the property, there were only weeds on most of it - acres of the "prettiest" thistle you've ever seen. Plus our gorgeous pond - with fish and frogs and yes, a seasonal resident Great Blue Heron. There were no trees or shrubs, or outbuildings. Lots of planting took place! We learned how to drive a tractor, cut and bale grass hay, and a thousand other things. We built muscles and confidence, gained experience and continuously learned (Learn) new things. And cheese. We made lots and lots of cheese! The front of the property has a farmhouse original to the property, plus a garage, and now the greenhouse and flower beds of Snapdragon Flower Farm!
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Planning. We took a Cultivating Success class, made some fabulous connections, did a lot of research, applied our business experience, and came up with a goat cheese dairy. In 2010, we became a licensed, Grade-A Dairy and spent 8 years creating a phenomenal array of soft and aged goat cheeses. In 2018 we made the decision to close the dairy after a deep review of our goals in light of changing needs. In the Fall of 2020, we invited Verdant Hare Farmstead to see if our property could be fit for their operations, joining Snapdragon Flower Farm, who had joined our farm family in the spring of 2017.