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.