Only to him who stands where the barley stands and listens well, will it speak and tell, for his sake,
what man is.
Masanobu Fukuoka, 1985
Our organic, healthy soil produces vibrant
colors in the frogs here
|Spreader and Green Manure Cover Crops 2010
|2008 -- Early stage of gradual West Pasture restoration -- stumps, twigs, rocks
& weeds clearing in progress (Antique Tractor is a 1947 Case VAC).
Stephanie, our photographer/gardener/web master, has been growing
vegetables, medicinal herbs & perennials, with a focus on species daylilies &
heritage/heirloom varieties of plants/flowers. Her ancestors were goatherds,
weavers and wood carvers/cabinet makers in the foothills of the French
Pyrenees (the Languedoc/Occitan region) near where very early cave
paintings & stone circles (Dolmens) are, in the region where the Holy Grail is
reputed to be.
Marc is our Farmer and Business Manager
CAN'T BEAT our BEETS
|Organic Guest House Garden (Herbs, Greens, Veggies) with Munchers always
testing the fencing and getting nibbles of what they can j-u-s-t reach (or pull
out). Chipmunks get most of the strawberries & blueberries...
We began working with the land, plants & the Earth many decades ago, and experience has given us many resources we continue to
explore: Macrobiotic practices and principles, Rudolf Steiner's Biodynamic principles, herb gardens, composting, raised beds for some
areas, intensive farming practices, forgiveness farming, intuitions, Findhorn/elementals' energies, and not imposing our demands on this
fragile biosphere we have labeled ours. We are caretakers, and the Earth and its complexities then reward us, our health, and our souls,
with its gracious bounty and deeply healing properties.
Marc began his extensive studies in Taoist Spirit/Mind/Body Arts with Michio Kushi nearly a half century ago. His wife, Stephanie, began
working with & observing plants when very young. She resonates with the abundant beauty & numinous activity in the rural outdoors.
We are passionately moving forward towards our 2017 gardening endeavors.
Working mostly by hand and with simple tools with a very low fossil fuel usage on our acreage, we are responsive to what the land can
give us as we have been gradually expanding our vegetable and healing herbal gardens. The Geese help to balance the snail/slug
population that has followed our successes; our Donkeys, Rabbits & Sheep are contributing compost (and they keep the rest of the