I first started out urban farming in Virginia Beach on a one-acre property. After moving to Guam and then to Southern California I decided on a little bit more land and bought a house on a little over 2 acres. I guess you could say that farming land has been a little bit like raising chickens for me. Yes, I have an addiction because one or two has turned into much more than I ever realized. I now live on a 22-acre rural farm just outside of Nashville. I have learned a LOT over the years since starting out and it seems like I am on a mission to collect acreage from the sounds of it. In reality, I just want enough land to grow something substantial, raise something beautiful, and have fun doing it. I’ve never been someone who can sit still for any length of time, as you can tell from the multitude of websites attached to this one. I have a lot of interests and loves. I am always on the move and trying to create something beautiful from something already here. Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle, Repeat has always been my motto when creating and when I am looking back at something I have done, it always has that idea behind it whether it’s renovating homes, rehabbing antique furniture, or having fun with chicken genetics to see what feather or egg color I can get.
I appreciate you stopping by to check out my site and to see what we here at the farm have been up to. I promise I will try not to chatter on about things you already know and I hope all these little discoveries I post about will enlighten, entertain and teach. I firmly believe the way forward for our precious earth and existence is to stop and really think about what we are doing and take the time to take care of our planet and ourselves in any way we can. Even a small effort is better than no effort at all. I know I have made more mistakes than successes to write a book on “How Not to Do It” but I have learned a lot from my trial and error and would love to pass that on and hopefully learn from you too as I go forward. So… Sit back, get a cup of coffee and prepare to laugh, cry, be amazed, or be filled with farming earth gypsy wisdom. U pick!