40 Acres in Amery, Wisconsin
Putting down roots.
After farming in the city for several years and then renting land in Southwestern MN, we were elated to find a farm for sale in the Amery, WI area. We toured the place in October 2014 and made the move (with 110 sheep, 20 laying hens, and a three-month old baby!) in December 2014. We closed on the 40 acre property in August 2015, and have slowly been making it our own. Our farm is mostly in pasture, with about 2 acres of vegetables and a few acres of woods surrounding the house and barns.
Working toward ecological diversity
We strive to create a farm system that coexists with the native ecosystem, rather than fighting against it. Thus, we focus on rotational grazing of perennial pasture, managing our wooded areas, and are learning about how to grow vegetables with less tillage and fewer inputs. We are always working toward a balance between production and conservation.