Saturday, April 24, 2010

Red Bird Farm

In what seems like a crazy step towards growing and feeding our family with our own hands this year we are renting a small plot of farmland,  we named it Red Bird Farm.

Knowing our family's limitations we are happily sharing the space with friends, another able family that is taking a leap too.  Storage vegetables is the idea,  dried beans, squash, onions, pumpkins, beets, carrots and potatoes. 
We're renting the space, 1/4 acre, from another waaayyyyy able friends who've bought 80 acres outside of Madison. 
We met out there last night to plant & plot out the garden, play a few tunes and chase after the children.  We got the 7 rows of potatoes in before the rain, leaving the onions for another day.

I love the collaborative nature of this project.  Feeling like it's totally ok if we fail but what a great way to spend one evening a week out in the country, on our tiny farm. I just hope the kids remember this.
   updates all summer I hope.


Little C and Little J said...

I can't wait for updates as the summer passes on RBF. I just finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle so I definitely tip my hat to you! I also hope the music helps things grow, I bet it will.

Anonymous said...

Love the guys playing music and Oscar with his arm around Todd's leg-like he's a tree.

Great rehab on that wheel barrow.

FiveGreenAcres said...

How cool! (can they come play music to my garden? Please?)

Juniper said...

Wow!? Wait a go! Love the name and like Melissa I can't wait to see more photos as things grow!