This time of year on a farm is filled with many different experiences. There are vegetables to harvest, winter prep to focus on, animals to kill, and cooler weather to greet. Among all of the death that comes with this time of year, we have also been blessed with a lot of birth. We haveContinue reading “Meet Molly”
A year long immersion into permaculture, land stewardship, business and nature-based dialogue
The most valuable part of this experience was undoubtedly my “tuning out” of the city, and my “tuning in” to nature.
Fall has arrived, and with it comes all the preparation for winter and colder temperatures. The golden hues of fractured light illuminate the beautiful array of colours that mark the occasion, and although the weather has been unseasonably warm, we try our best not to be lulled into that feeling of long lazy days whereContinue reading “Hearing the Call of Farmer: An Apprenticeship with Life and Death”
Summer is in full bloom here on the farm with the warm nights, fireflies and the continued explosion of life in the short season of heat, warming our hearts and being grateful for the seasonality of this place. Our first cohort of apprentices arrived in the middle of spring, with sub zero temperatures, no greeneryContinue reading “Discovering Yourself Through Farming: Stories From a Nature-Based Farm Apprenticeship”
I sit in the awe and beauty of this place, its hard work, its community, its hardship. I had never imagined that I would be in service to something that feels so important, to be in service to the young folks who are finding their way here. I have spent the majority of my lifeContinue reading “Diving into the Depths of Sacred Farming”
Life on the farm over the last few months has been one of many challenges as we continue to grow into this new farm, and way of life. We have, for lack of a better term, been laying low with respect to our social media presence, in part because we have been busy and alsoContinue reading “Life on the Farm”
As a part of our apprenticeship program this year, we are asking the apprentices to read two books which have been core to our own wild unfolding. We are both currently re-reading one of these books, “The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic” by Martin Prechtel. This morning, I came across these words and felt that theyContinue reading “The Unlikely Peace”
Holistic education is based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to spiritual values such as compassion and peace
Welcome to Twisted Roots Farm!! We are excited to be blogging once again, and sharing our experiences here at the farm.