We’re leaving the farm.

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I have some sad news, friends. On August 4, we will be leaving the farm and moving to the Charlottesville area. We are so disappointed that things didn't work out here. The main reason we are leaving is that we can't get a reliable Internet connection at the farm. Before we moved, we called Comcast to make sure we could get a high speed connection here. They said yes, and so we packed and headed up. I make my living online and need a high speed connection to do my thing. After fighting Continue Reading

Bucklebury Farm – Our first week

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Well, we've made it through our first week here at Bucklebury Farm. That's right! We picked a name. We waited to see the votes come in (on Facebook too) - thanks to everyone who weighed in! I was secretly rooting for Bucklebury Farm, which won by a landslide, and was also Jimmy's favorite. Hooray! Spring is in full swing up here. The redbuds and dogwoods are blooming, I've seen tulips in some of the less rustic yards, and the Apple Blossom Festival is right around the corner. We are doing Continue Reading

Farm house update, and help us pick a name!

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This past weekend, Jimmy, my mom, Jimmy's mom, my dad, and Dave went up to the farm house to get it ready for our big move-in. We've been going up every couple of weeks to work and get the house ready for us to live in. We packed up the owner's stuff, moved all of it plus his furniture out to the barn, and this past weekend was the big CLEAN. The property is just more gorgeous every time we go up there. The daffodils were all in bloom, it was like having our own welcoming Continue Reading

Bad & good and we’re moving!

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Well, the past couple months sure have been eventful. Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Bad stuff happened I referred out all my clients and I started a new job in October. It was with a marketing startup, and I thought it would be my dream job. Well it quickly unraveled. Things didn't go as planned. I had to leave what was a completely untenable situation - financially and mentally/sanity-wise. It was a huge bummer, I really wanted it to work. It just was a bad fit. I was Continue Reading

A short history of Polyface Farms: an interview with Joel Salatin (part 1 of 5)

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Back in January as I was pondering the Liberty Garden concept, thinking about education, outreach, and scale - I asked myself, if I could interview anyone about the food system, sustainability, and the future of American food independence, who would it be? Immediately, I thought of Joel Salatin. Joel is the owner and founder of Polyface Farms, which in their own words is "a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Continue Reading