On 27 acres, we are a small Organic and Biodynamic (non-certified, pursuing certification) farm in Henry County, just over the Oldham County line, 35 minutes from downtown Louisville. While we both come from immediate families who did not farm, we have the story, like many, of how our grandparents used to farm. After skipping the generation of our parents, we are returning to farming, trying to re-learn the skills and arts required to care well for a piece of land. Wes Jackson would call our story a “rural homecoming.”
Coming into our third season, we are tending a diverse market garden, an acre of blueberries, a small herd of jersey cows and an entertaining flock of hens that rotate through the farm. All the while, we are working to plant trees, repair old barns, revive springs, clean streams, and. . .find arrowheads.