Herbivores in the wild move daily and so do our animals. We provide fresh grass daily to allow our pasture to fully regrow and recover. This increases soil carbon and health, breaks parasite cycles in our livestock, and keeps our animals happy every day.
Trees are the stars of soil health and carbon sequestration. We are planting hundreds of trees on our pasture to provide shade for our animals, nuts and fruit for our hogs and chickens, produce firewood and lumber, increase soil fertility, and even provide human food as well. We love trees!
We are planting fruit trees, nut trees, and other perennials into diverse food systems around our farm including a half-acre permaculture orchard and a 5 acre tree crop pasture. This sequesters carbon, feeds the soil, and is climate resilient all while producing nourishing food.
Water is life. When rain falls on our farm, we want it to stay here, soak in, and hydrate our plants and animals. Contour swales are trenches and berms on contour that slow the flow of water and allow it to infiltrate into the ground. This practice also prevents erosion and captures nutrients while irrigating our trees.