Feeding the farm that feeds our family that feeds our farm

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 I am putting this information in table form, as it is easier to understand, and also a reminder to me of everything that is happening.

Our farm is biodynamic, meaning that one living organism feeds another, and works together to create sustainable and optimal health. We do not use any chemicals, we feed organic and pasture our animals, and our compost is just as important as the things growing in our garden!

Our farm is just one year in the making. This is by no means an established farm, I am just getting it all up and going, BUT for a first year anything, I am totally stoked!

We did purchase other food items from the market this summer, but our weekly shopping bill was less than $48, and mostly incidentals. 

We also ate out once a week, because I love restaurants and trying new things!

I hope this helps, and also inspires those of you wanting to create your own healthy and vibrant food supply. I can tell you that working in the soil and sun all summer, surrounded by my animals, was the best daily vitamin I have ever had!

We had a super late spring and an early fall this year, so the growing season was shorter than our already short season, BUT as our soil health builds every year I would expect bigger yields, Mother Nature permitting. 

And now that snow is here off and on, it is time to plan, plot, count seeds, and tend to our animals over the winter months.

Nancy

PURCHASED
PRODUCT
DOGDUCKQUAILGOATHUMAN
BANANASXX
KIWISXXXXX
LEMONX
RAW GOAT
MILK/YOGURT
XX
DEXXXXX
BLACK SOLDIER
FLY LARVAE
XX
MODESTO LAYERX
MODESTO BROILER
STARTER
X
BIG SKY BROILER
STARTER
X
BREWERS YEAST
w/ GARLIC
XX
KELP (Norwegian)XXXX
MIXED GRAINX
LOOSE MINERALX
BAKING SODAX
ALFALFA
MIX HAY
X
WHEAT STRAWXXX
GRASS FED
COW MEAT
X
GRASS FED
COW ORGANS
X
GRASS FED LAMBX
GRASS FED
LAMB ORGANS
X
GRASS FED
COW & LAMB
BONES
X
SARDINESX
BULLY STICKSX
TRACHEAX
GREEN LIP
MUSSEL POWDER
X
INFLAPOTIONX
HERBAPRINX
CAMELINA OILXX
HERBAL WORMERXXX
GI BACK ON TRACTX
OUR GARDEN
& ORCHARD
DOGDUCKQUAILGOATHUMAN
MEADOW GRASSXX
APPLESXXXXX
ORACHXXXXX
CHARDXXXXX
SPINACHX
DINOSAUR KALEXXXXX
GARLICXXXX
ONIONX
POTATOEX
RADISHX
BEETXX
BEET GREENSXXXXX
STRAWBERRYXXXXX
RASPBERRYXXXXX
CUCUMBERXXXX
SUMMER SQUASHXXXXX
WINTER SQUASHXXXXX
WATERMELONXXXXX
WATERMELON
RIND
XXX
MELONXXXXX
CILANTROXX
ASPARAGUSXXX
PARSLEYXXX
SAGEXX
ROSEMARYXX
CALENDULAXXX
THYMEX
TARRAGONX
ROSEXX
CURRANTX
MINTXXX
SPEARMINTXXX
NASTURTIUM XX
NASTURTIUM
LEAVES
XXXXX
CORN FLOWERXX
GARLIC CHIVEX
SUNFLOWER
SEEDS
XXX
ELDERBERRYX
APRICOT,
PLUM,
PEAR
(not quite
fruit bearing …yet!)
SUMACX
FROM OUR ANIMALSDOGDUCKQUAILGOATHUMAN
EGGSXX
MEATX
MANURE + STRAW XXX
FEATHERSXX
WEED CONTROLX
BUG CONTROLX
PASTURE MANUREXX
PREDATOR
PROTECTION
XX
PHOTOGRAPHIC
MOMENTS
XXXX
PACKING
(in training)
X
HERDING
(in training)
XX

This is what we have PUT UP for the winter – fresh, frozen, quick canning, dried.

PRODUCTFROZENDRIEDFRESHCANNED
APPLE CIDER – 33 gallonsX
CHOPPED APPLES – 40 gallonsXX
APPLE CIDER
VINEGAR – 3 gallons
X
CALENDULA INFUSED OILX
EGGS (daily) XX
QUAIL MEATX
HERBSXXX
BERRIESX
POTATOESXX
BEETSX
ONIONX
GARLICXX
SEEDSX

One comment

  1. And in your “spare time”, you make videos, train animals, answer our endless questions and keep a family! Thank you for your generosity of spirit and your endless energy. You are an inspiration, Dear Nancy.
    With love,
    Ruth

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